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comment Data error cyclic redundancy check ssd
double check your cabling and in a different pc, but it looks like the disk has failed
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comment Data error cyclic redundancy check ssd
possible duplicate of Data Error (Cyclic Redundancy Check) during hard drive format?
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Aug
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comment Is a home NAS reliable to keep your data on (no other backups)?
Lightning, flooding, fire, theft. Unless you have offsite backup any of these can wipe out both sets.
Jul
21
comment Should I plug my mouse into a USB 3.0 port?
@BenVoigt and windows/games update the cursor on the screen on every one of those interrupts?
Jul
21
comment Should I plug my mouse into a USB 3.0 port?
@BenVoigt No, it is your analogy that is false but that does explain why you do not understand the situation. The rate at which the computer deals with the data is very much slower than the rate at which it takes to get across the PCI bus and it is done on a set clock, not by when it arrives. The signal that arrives fractions faster over PCIe gets dealt with at the identical time to the one that went over the PCI bridge.
Jul
21
comment Should I plug my mouse into a USB 3.0 port?
Imagine there are 2 queues of people over a long distance. At the front of each they are letting out 1 person every 20s and at the back a new person is arriving every 20s. In the first queue the person walks to the back of the queue, in the second queue they run. If it takes less than 20s to walk to the queue do you see that the person who runs doesn't get let out any quicker, they just wait in the queue for longer?
Jul
20
comment Should I plug my mouse into a USB 3.0 port?
This is wishful thinking, a mouse uses a fixed polling rate. The speed an individual bit takes to get from a to b does not change that rate whatsoever.
Jul
7
comment Hard drive parameter exceeded its normal operating range
The message told you to make backups, I take it you didn't?
Jul
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comment Can super glue be used to attach an SSD to a metal holder?
Read your warranty. The wording will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer but for example IBM/Hitachi define physical damage as Foreign material (e.g., adhesive, oil, dirt, gum), Damaged covers, Dents of any kind, Missing parts, Evidence of tampering
Jul
1
answered Can super glue be used to attach an SSD to a metal holder?
Jun
25
comment Hard Drives and types — What makes them so different?
The links provided do not in any way substantiate claims that the green drives are in any way inherently crappier or graded lower quality drives, or the posters derogatary 'interpretation' in general. As noted in the comments the firmware has different strategies which alter the balance of the tradeoffs and may result in a higher failure rate for the green drives. The idea that peer pressure has resulted in any downvotes is ridiculous, the answer would be a lot better if they stuck to the facts rather than adding a poorly informed commentry that might be misleading.
Jun
23
comment Is it safe to power on a motherboard outside of its case?
@Lilienthal I wouldn't call this good practice. DOA parts are rare, if all works you are wasting a lot of time doing it twice for the exception. Also unmounted you are much more likely to cause damage through flexing the motherboard or shorting something out.
Jun
13
answered Using Small RAID5's to prevent data loss
May
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comment Preventing the power supply (PSU) from blowing the motherboard or vice versa
Redundant power supplies are specifically for servers that support them, you can't just add one to your home PC.
Apr
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comment Two identical external monitors, one through HDMI another VGA. Text on VGA looks blurry
Cleartype uses subpixel antialiasing, it requires a digital connection to work because it is not possible to get 1 to 1 pixel mapping with the analogue signal. It will look jagged if you have turned off all antialiasing.
Mar
26
comment Is it really possible for most enthusiasts to hack people's Wi-Fi networks?
Enterprise adds protection for authentication on your network but not against people listening to your traffic.
Mar
25
comment Two identical external monitors, one through HDMI another VGA. Text on VGA looks blurry
Another thing you may notice is that the VGA connection will look much better with cleartype turned off.
Mar
19
comment Do cabled connections and Wi-Fi “use” the same bandwidth?
No he won't. The OP mentions torrents which make/accept a large number of individual connections negating the effect you mention
Mar
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