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    Anyone went strictly to SSDs only yet ?

    More an Annette Haven or Desiree Coustau type myself.
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    No thread about the framework laptop?

    The 16 looks a mess to be honest. They tried to build a 'Homer'.
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    Anyone went strictly to SSDs only yet ?

    Always wondered if 10TB plus HDDs with say a 32GB SSD module on the controller and better caching algorithms like the old SSHDs could make a comeback. Optane but all integrated and not like the H10/H20 crappy SSDs.
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    Anyone went strictly to SSDs only yet ?

    Did a quick look at a couple of 20TB reviews and it looks like we are stuck at that 7200rpm/data density 250-280MBps limit. Looks like we've gained like 70MBps over the 200 or so my single platter 1TB SSHD (short stroked to 200GB) from 2010 gave me.
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    What do you do with very small SSD or NVMe drives?

    Yeah I put one of those in my work laptop a few months ago. Worked fine, I swapped it out later for a Hynix as I needed it for something else.
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    What do you do with very small SSD or NVMe drives?

    If I was wanting a NAS style I'd buy up those 16/32GB Optane drives that are now dirt cheap. Pretty good endurance and low latency.
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    DDR5-7200 Memory - Why the lack of motherboard support out of the box?

    The £mega bucks gaming rig I had in with the faulty 13900KS CPU was runnng 96GB of 7200 ram but I couldn't get 4 sticks to run at that with XMP1/2 or anything. I knew 4 sticks of that was pushing it ...but I wasnt the one that specced and built the damn thing! Latest BIOS updated etc. If I...
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    Anyone went strictly to SSDs only yet ?

    Not seen any reviews for 20TB+ drives (kind of niche now) but can they really hit sustained 500MBps read/write rates now?
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    Anyone went strictly to SSDs only yet ?

    Yes that was my point. Just try not to collect so much data in the first place you have to go to enterprise levels to manage it all. It becomes a liability then. But everyone likes to think they are really important and thus everything they have is important too. Thing is after you are gone...a...
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    Anyone went strictly to SSDs only yet ?

    Again where did I say it isnt of value or use to YOU? Jeez... I have no children so I know 90% of my stuff will go to a charity store or a skip. I have accepted that. That is my path, I can't sit here worrying about it. I do have data and thats fine because it is USEFUL to me currently but I...
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    Anyone went strictly to SSDs only yet ?

    "And to anyone else but you, your data probably is worthless." Is my point. But yes the truth is, people really dont care about your stuff unless it's worth cold hard cash. Sorry, that's the cold hard truth. I deal with estate clearances on occasion, if it aint worth easy money it gets trashed...
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    Anyone went strictly to SSDs only yet ?

    They would get over it as they would be 50+ by then...house to sell and clear out all the stuff in it.
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    Anyone went strictly to SSDs only yet ?

    Missed my point totally too, that makes two of us but carry on...
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    Anyone went strictly to SSDs only yet ?

    I'm talking as an individual. Your grandkids are not going to want your 200TB torrented Anime collection. And to anyone else but you, your data probably is worthless.
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    Anyone went strictly to SSDs only yet ?

    I always feel the way to win with data is to not have much in the first place. It's a millstone. Its all going to get lost or tossed at some point.
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    Anyone went strictly to SSDs only yet ?

    Had to check the date on this wasnt 2014 or something. Wow.
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    Dead 5900X

    Try switching off all the cores bar 1 or 2...if you can then swap in the bad CPU and see it it allows it...
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    Phase Change Material (PCM)

    Whether real or not, I put mine in and it made a massive difference...so... Quite easy situation, slap down the $15, what's that to anyone on this site? We are all H here arent we??? (as I've been told many times on this site) and give it a go. If you get a 5+ drop job done.
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    Ugh...bad 13900KS in a £6000 gaming rig

    Yeah lithogrpahy, complexity, heat and freqs are all getting wayyy too high. We need a new direction...
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    Ugh...bad 13900KS in a £6000 gaming rig

    Why would the parent know? They work in a restaurant. I don't know anything about large scale catering...;) I always say to customers "Don't worry, we all have our own sphere of expertise!"
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    Ugh...bad 13900KS in a £6000 gaming rig

    Yeah, I was a bit annoyed it cost them so much to get it running. I did check the pins and they were fine, The new CPU worked just perfect, stable and no BSOD so... I have got machines up and running again with a pin, steady hand and a magnifying glass to straighten the pins. I remember a...
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    Ugh...bad 13900KS in a £6000 gaming rig

    Had a doozy in this week. Guy bought a £6000 gaming rig (4090/7200MHz RAM/4TB NVMe a gogo) and its not worked right for over a year. He took it to two places to try to get it sorted, the boutique that built it didnt want to know. So muggins here was the last resort. I did all the usual stuff...
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    What do you do with very small SSD or NVMe drives?

    I use them as swapfile or scratch drives. That or I put them in USB caddies for fast portable storage.
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    2.5" SSD for gaming?

    On my Asus X99 board, even with a 40 lane CPU its pure mental gymnastics working out the slot/m.2/USB3 combinations. If you plug A into B then C no longer works and D becomes x2 and E will...and so on. As far as I know nothing drops to PCIe 2.0 on my board, it's all PCI 3.0. The x4 slot will...
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    SSD upgrade in Surface Laptop 4?

    First off...can you take apart a Surface 4?
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    2.5" SSD for gaming?

    I got a 2TB SATA MX500 to copy my 1TB Steam NVMe (Corsair) to. I needed the NVMe/slot for something else more important so moved my games to SATA. I havent noticed much of a difference to be honest.
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    Amazon Prime Video will start showing ads on January 29th

    The thing I don't get is that supposedly these companies know all about me and my buying habits...yet all the ads they send me...are totally irrelevant to me and my lifestyle. I think all this data collection is just total BS or they are just terrible at it.
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    No thread about the framework laptop?

    No feature for that with mine as far as I know. I've handed it on to my gf as I didnt need the laptop in the end.
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    Looking for an easy to use and cost effective back up system

    We are talking ease of day to day backup, not speed. Once you have stuff copied then its incremental. You just need to keep the data safe and with redundancy somewhere accesible.
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    Looking for an easy to use and cost effective back up system

    NAS for the win. I've had several over the years. Just set and forget really. QNAP or Synology? It's like Ford or GM, not much in it. A two bay SOHO NAS in RAID1 with two 8TBs in it...
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    Optane 905P - Still Worth it as an OS Drive?

    I got a hardly used P4800X 375GB for not a lot recently and am using it for the big games I play (say Eve Online) that dont need to sit in my Steam drive. Works very nicely. I even got a 116GB P1600X NVMe that I put in my work laptop as the system drive. Optane stuff is fun.
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    Is this real? a 5 MB hard drive by IBM in 1956 weighs that much, in that size?

    Oh is that thre one delivered to Norwich City Council in the UK? If so I walk past that double door most weeks.
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    OCZ SSDS

    Had a few back in the days of 60GB SSDs being exciting. None of them failed beofre I handed them on in other builds etc.
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    Best or some of the best Android smartphone ?

    I got a OnePlus Nord 3 a few weeks ago. Very very happy. I only get a new phone every 5 years as I look after them. It's such a step up from my Mate 10 Pro (another reason I like to go years between phones so I really notice the difference). The phone had next to no bloat and what there was...
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    new threadrippers announced

    And I thought my x99 HEDT 5820K setup in 2016 was expensive! ;)
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    Is there an actual security dept. in Facebook to report illegal scam?

    The scams are in control. I got suspended for 24hours a few weeks ago from comments on Instagram for reporting a few actual scam and spam bot accounts.
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    Phase Change Material (PCM)

    Yeah I would probably put this on my 6700XT next year. Mine runs fine as it is but I'm curious to see the result after the how well it worked on my laptops. I'm just wary of taking GPUs apart nowadays as there are so many screws, clips. pads and cables to deal with. Gone are the days of 4 screws...
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    2 identical HDD's which one to keep?

    Keep the fastest one.
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    What is the proper way to "re-paste" a laptop CPU?

    PTM7950 for the win. Paste for laptops is obsolete.
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    Phase Change Material (PCM)

    Installed Kryonaut paste on my Framework and my Dell lattitude 7480. Worked okay. I then switched to PTM7950. Got a 10 degree C drop on the max temps for the 7480 and a 14 degree C drop on the Framework. Little to no throttling. Used cut to measure areas on the CPU and iGPU. I won't bother...
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