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comment Does hooking up two PATA devices on a single cable reduce performance?
Modern HDDs have a significant amount of on-board cache (64+ MB is common). This cache runs far faster than PATA can. Even without that, modern HDDs can reach or even exceed PATA max transfer rates with sequential R/W, especially considering protocol overhead. There are also other issues with using PATA, including lack of support for AHCI power management. It's not a good idea to use PATA on a new system - your reliability issues are almost certainly due to issues other than PATA vs SATA. Even if something seems to work, it doesn't mean it's the correct solution.
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comment What is CSM option
As for your actual question - firstly, did it work when you received the device? If not, get a replacement. If yes, then what was the last thing you changed before it stopped working?
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comment What is CSM option
If you have a bit of time, I heavily recommend reading this article for a better understanding of just how UEFI works.
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comment mute a specific software using keyboard
@TechLife while I appreciate pointing out I stuffed up the command (forgot the quotes), better that you do it in a comment next time rather than a suggested edit. In this case, BindToggle has different semantics - it only switches between 0 and 1, while a manual bind to the toggle command lets you specify the values.
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comment mute a specific software using keyboard
@amirharrid AutoHotkey. It's one way to bind system keypresses to executables.
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comment How to securely delete files stored on a SSD?
Since we cannot make a blanket statement/guarantee of success, we must assume at least some drives do not implement it correctly. If we assume some drives do not implement it correctly, then the safe thing to do is to assume no drive implements it correctly until proven otherwise. And it's not easy to prove - erasing might look correct to you, while retaining information on the flash chips for all you know - which means you should always physically destroy for anything really sensitive.
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comment How to securely delete files stored on a SSD?
@Paul security.stackexchange.com/questions/41676/…, usenix.org/legacy/events/fast11/tech/full_papers/Wei.pdf, security.stackexchange.com/questions/62253/… There is absolutely zero guarantee an arbitrary drive's firmware correctly implements any given command (bugs can happen anywhere) - and testing has proven that at least some drives definitely do not. At the end of the day, the biggest issue is you cannot really verify correct erasure.
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comment How to securely delete files stored on a SSD?
Beware that not all drives correctly implement the secure erase commands. If you still want to use the drive, that might be the best you can do if you didn't have the foresight to encrypt from the start. If you want to dispose of the drive, you should physically destroy it - especially the flash chips.
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@RogUE I don't use Yahoo Answers. "Bob" is not exactly an uncommon name.
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@RogUE Yes. The server is telling Firefox that this set of bytes is text encoded as UTF-8. Firefox proceeds to take its default action for text. Torch, based on Chromium, decides to do its own detection of what the data is based on magic numbers - which is helpful in this case, but note that this actually causes incorrect behaviour in some other cases.
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@RogUE Browser implementations vary. None are strictly conforming to standards. And standards change over time as well. At the end of the day, Firefox's behaviour in this instance is fully valid, perhaps more valid than what Torch does, and the reason for this behaviour is the server is doing something wrong. When one half of a communication throws out incorrect garbage, you cannot expect the communication to continue successfully - whether it ends up succeeding or failing would be down to luck.
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