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Apr
21
comment Windows software RAID: dynamic disks or storage spaces?
Yes, and I found software RAID, easier, cheaper and adequate for my needs. I just need to find out if storage spaces are actually any better than dynamic disks, otherwise I'll stick with them.
Apr
21
comment Windows software RAID: dynamic disks or storage spaces?
For the person who voted to close: this is not opinion based; I'm not asking for opinions: I'm asking for actual technical reasons to choose one solution or the other.
Apr
21
asked Windows software RAID: dynamic disks or storage spaces?
Mar
12
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
6
awarded  Curious
Mar
5
comment HDMI and power saving mode
So, this is just bad (or at least lazy) design by Samsung, and not an intrinsic limit of HDMI like they told me?
Mar
5
comment HDMI and power saving mode
The monitor just refuses to sleep, there's no difference if the PC is on, off or even if the cable is disconnected; the monitor just keeps displaying a "no signal" warning. It has a setting to shut down after 15 minutes of no signal received, but then it completely shuts down: it doesn't wake up when there is a signal again, and it needs to be turned on manually. And Samsung says this is exactly the way it's supposed to work, because HDMI doesn't support power saving.
Mar
5
asked HDMI and power saving mode
Mar
2
accepted Samsung monitor not going into power saving mode
Mar
2
answered Samsung monitor not going into power saving mode
Feb
28
revised Samsung monitor not going into power saving mode
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Feb
28
asked Samsung monitor not going into power saving mode
Jan
10
answered How to copy-paste files to Hyper-V VMs
Dec
11
comment Intel RAID controller failing to diagnose faulty disk
Attribute 1, Raw Read Error Rate.
Dec
11
comment Intel RAID controller failing to diagnose faulty disk
But all of this, only after disabling RAID in the controller; while that disk was in a RAID array, all of this was hidden from the OS, and the RAID software never bothered diagnosing this mess or giving any warning about what was happening.
Dec
11
comment Intel RAID controller failing to diagnose faulty disk
Windows is throwing errors left and right in its System event log; things like Atapi event 11 and 52, Disk event 11, 15 and 51, and even DiskDiagnostic event 1 ("SMART says the disk is failing, replace it ASAP"). Also, the BIOS warns about the bad SMART status of the disk at every boot, and the WD diagnostic tool says "this drive is so much broken I can't even complete my tests on it".
Dec
11
asked Intel RAID controller failing to diagnose faulty disk
Nov
7
comment How to shut down a Windows 8.1 Pro computer in remote session?
@ScottChamberlain, I meant of course disallowing them from the GUI. And forcing the user to run around in circles if he wants to perform a perfectly normal task. A warning would really have been enough here.
Nov
6
comment How to shut down a Windows 8.1 Pro computer in remote session?
The reasoning behind completely disallowing remote shutdowns is pure nonsense. Requesting a remote shutdown on a server-edition system will bring up a dialog asking "are you REALLY SURE you want to shut down a system which you can't turn back on without physically going there?", and this is an effective safeguard from accidental remote shutdowns. Disallowing them altogether is even more wrong than freely allowing them.
Nov
6
comment How to shut down a Windows 8.1 Pro computer in remote session?
Upvoted, and this really should be accepted. ALT-F4 is the only solution that actually works.