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    Securely erasing encrypted WD My Book before RMA

    I have a WD My Book that is already dying after a few months of usage, bad sectors, access issues, very slow reads, etc and I will RMA it. But I want to make sure the data that is on it cannot be accessed before returning it. The drive has always been run encrypted with password protection using...
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    Looking for a display with support for 1080p at 24 Hz / 25 Hz and 30 Hz signal

    I am looking for a display (computer monitor or small tv) that supports 1080p signals over hdmi at 24 Hz (and also 23.976), 25 Hz and 30 Hz (and also 29.97). Reason: it will be used as proofing monitor for a signal sent to a projector when screening movies. Same signal as the one sent to the...
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    Access HFS/APFS formatted external drives on Windows 10

    Not sure this is the right forum but... I need to access HFS/APFS (mac) formatted external/flash/thumb/etc. drives. I only need read-only access, and to be able to transfer files to a Windows 10 machine. Paid solution is fine, no need for freeware/open source. I have found the following...
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    Asus VN279Q Review by PRAD

    yes same panel
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    Small build for optical drives

    yep saw that when I read the manual... 2 ports even. I also remembered another reason for wanting another board was to set the SATA controller to IDE as I'm having issues with optical drives in AHCI mode on my current machine. And it seems all newest chipsets don't support IDE mode anymore. So...
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    Small build for optical drives

    Thanks. I guess I could stay just keep the Plextor and BenQ as IDE, and I already got the Silicon Image card flashed to IDE for them anyway. I like the idea of the Asus B150-PLUS suggested by iamwhoiamtoday in that regard, as I could spare a SATA port with an m.2 SSD. That gives my 8 drives, and...
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    PSU recommendation for Skylake Pentium G4400

    I rounded up my options 2 days ago, I intend to buy it all at once yes. And before buying I'm asking around. Whats wrong with that? And thanks Jorona :)
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    Small build for optical drives

    huh? I'm listening to the advice. yes I'm going to get a box. I already have the drives, they're in a 15yo P4 box, in which 2 ram slots are dead and can't run anymore. I just want a new box to put them in. I'm not going to spend loads of money on new USB drives, when I already got what I need...
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    PSU recommendation for Skylake Pentium G4400

    Building a small cheap computer, Skylake G4400 Pentium, 4 or 8gb RAM, 1 SSD, couple of optical drives, mainly small office work. (no gaming, no dedicated video card) I find it difficult to find a cheap yet reliable and not overkill PSU. All the ones that are recommended from calculators are...
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    Small build for optical drives

    well I already got all the cd and dvd drives anyway so... :) and I need a project so don't be a downer please :p I also agree on the 1/2 speed comment, I did the same observation. And an IDE interface for a plextor premium is a must anyway. That thing could rip some old scratched cds no other...
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    Small build for optical drives

    IDE is for some older CD drives like Plextor premiums, and for the BenQ DW1640 DVD scanner. It will be structly burning/scanning, all audio and video production will be done on my current i7-4770 machine, so no worries there :)
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    Small build for optical drives

    I'm gonna build a small pc with a bunch of optical drives. Going to burn some masters, need to scan then, etc. Main work will be done on my current Z87 machine, so no need to power, just something that can run win7/8/10 and maybe the next one(s) in the future without hassle. I found a cheap...
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    Asus 1215N issues with flash/optimus/ion

    I hope someone here faced the same issue because after 48h I am cluesless. I had to reinstall windows on my 1215N laptop. Everything went fine, but I cannot for the life of me get flash playback to work properly on the netbook screen. Regular HD playback with MPC-HC works fine, ION kicks in...
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    [Help] What is the monitor with the lowest level of brightness?

    he watches movies, no gaming (I think) I also tried a VA panel first (Asus VN279) and it was utter crap in a dark room. I think he needs something with an ATW polarizer (or whatever this is called nowadays) to have a glow-free monitor, and as little backlight bleed as possible. I went with a...
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    Help choosing the best monitor for movies

    this looks amazing, but I wonder what a standard dvd looks like on such a wide monitor...
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    Help choosing the best monitor for movies

    I actually re-used the old Samsung the other day, it's not bad but it's complete crap compared to the Eizo ;) I don't know anything about current VA monitors to be honest. My information is 2 years old.
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    Help choosing the best monitor for movies

    Check the thread Richard posted above, it's got all the VA monitors. If money is not an issue though, I think a high-end IPS with an ATW Polarizer is much more interesting than a VA monitor. You may have all the contrast in the world, if your monitor is glowing and bleeding backlight like...
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    External USB3 backup nightmare

    It's just to use eSata instead of USB along with the new Icy Dock enclosure I ordered (see first post - I also pulled the trigger today)
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    External USB3 backup nightmare

    too late I already ordered a Highpoint Rocket 622 PCIe card hehe
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    External USB3 backup nightmare

    My mobo (Intel DZ87KLT-75k) doesn't have built-in eSata, but I could get a PCI card. Highpoint any good? Well that's reassuring. Is 5534 (159E) the error count? The drive is "plugged" directly into the controller inside the case. It's impossible to see it without tearing the case apart...
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    External USB3 backup nightmare

    yup! here you go. doesn't seem too bad from what I understand. Not the drive is now connected on the mobo's internal SATA controller... I'm not plugging it in that enclosure any more!
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    External USB3 backup nightmare

    A while ago I decided to backup lots of personal data. Pictures, music, what have you. For this I purchased a 2TB WD Caviar Black and an external enclosure, namely the Silverstone TS07 (http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=310). I suppose this was not quite an intelligent choice...
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    Eizo CX240 Review

    if I knew for sure with which third party fans I could replace the stock ones, I would do it anyway... :)
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    Eizo CX240 Review

    cool! I contacted Eizo about the fans, they told me they don't provide less noisy ones :( they said to try and update the firmware, that it might have an impact on fan use... but it didn't change anything. The CX241 is supposed to be glossier than the CX240 though. That's the only reason I'm...
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    Calibration software question

    ok. thanks!
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    Calibration software question

    As you may know, I bought an Eizo CX240 about a year ago. Back then, at least here, you could choose whether you wanted the monitor only or to include the bundled colorimeter and colornavigator. I didn't really care for that, and it added quite a few $$$ to the price, so I bought the...
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    New rig, does it worth to upgrade my EIZO?

    according to press release (http://www.eizo.co.uk/CG247-CX241.html) it seems like they are using new panels? regarding fans, I think only older CX240 have noisy fans, newer ones are silent. looks like CX240 price also has decreased since CX241 announcement. if price is a factor, I would get...
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    New rig, does it worth to upgrade my EIZO?

    Seems like CX241 has colornavigator software, CX240 doesn't. CX240 has noisy fans for sure. The CX241 seems to be light according to specs, so it might not have them. I still like my CX240 a lot, but I wish the CX241 was available when I bought it...
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    Eizo CX240 Review

    sleep mode next time ;)
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    EIZO announces 24" and 31" 4K displays

    I was going to post something, but this ^ is just my thought exactly.
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    Best easy way to clean an IPS screen?

    Well I actually RTFMd my Eizo CX240, and bought the Eizo screen cleaner they recommend :)
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    Best easy way to clean an IPS screen?

    No risk of those things tearing off the AG coating? And since if I order those they will take a few days to arrive anyway, any risk using my glasses cloth (in regard to the AG coating)?
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    Best easy way to clean an IPS screen?

    What do you use? Would a glasses cleaning cloth be ok to remove fingerprints?
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    New Z87 non-gaming board: most reliable brand?

    So I'm going to have to RMA my Intel DZ87KLT-75k board, which is loaded with flaws and won't even POST anymore. Not sure yet if they'll accept to refund or will send a new one, but I am contemplating replacing it with another manufacturers. I don't game at all, so I don't need a gaming...
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    RAID and Z87 Chipsets / different mobos

    Hi, I currently running into trouble with my Intel Z87 mobo (Intel DZ87KLT-75k). The SATA controller is (was..) set to RAID, with a non-array system SSD, and two RAID1 mirrored storage disks. The RAID is controlled from the Z87 chipset, as fas I understood. Questions: 1. If I RMA the...
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    Please help, mobo won't POST

    Nope, I didn't check, but nothing seemed wrong when I was in the BIOS, that's the thing.. The PSU is a Seasonic X-750. I'll try to find one. Otherwise I guess I'll have to bring the case + mobo + cpu + psu to the shop for a check and rma... :(
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    Please help, mobo won't POST

    I just noticed the CPU HOT led turns red before the system shuts down.. I guess I got my answer? What do you think? What would it mean though? Defective CPU? Bad cooling? It's a cooler-master fan.. and the system stayed hours online yesterday after I had the problem for the first time, without...
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    Please help, mobo won't POST

    by finger you mean a pin? I don't see any reason, the CPU has been in since the beginning, and the case has stayed stable as well... how could I find out/diagnose if it is a short?
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    Please help, mobo won't POST

    I have an Intel DZ87KLT-75k board. The CPU is an i7 4770 (standard, non k version). The whole system was purchased (separately) in august 2013, but not active before october (motherboard was not available right away) Since yesterday the board is looping during POST. It starts and then...
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    Eizo CX240 Review

    how is the fan noise on your new one btw?
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