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  1. Chewy509

    400TB on LTO.

    FujiFilm have made claims of technology/material enhancement to allow up to 400TB per tape in future LTO versions... https://www.anandtech.com/show/15888/400-tb-storage-drives-in-our-future-fujifilm
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    Buyer Beware - WD 2TB-6TB...

    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/04/caveat-emptor-smr-disks-are-being-submarined-into-unexpected-channels/ Short version - Some WD 2TB - 6TB Red drives are using SMR (Shingles)... You need to look at the exact model and revision to know exactly what you are getting...
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    Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake CPU @ 5.3GHz

    https://www.anandtech.com/show/15687/intel-details-10th-gen-comet-lake-h-for-45-w-notebooks-up-to-53-ghz In short, while these CPUs can reach 5.3GHz, the power supply and cooling solutions on most (if not all laptops) is grossly inadequate... I only mention this here, as time recently had...
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    Intel to introduce new ATX12VO PSU spec

    In short, the new spec offers only 12V, and if 3.3V or 5V rails are needed, the motherboard is to supply them. https://www.pcworld.com/article/3518831/how-intels-changing-the-future-of-power-supplies-with-its-atx12vo-spec.html...
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    Classic Phone revivals

    Looks like Nokia is attempting to revive the "classic" mobile phone, and now has at least 3 new models available in the last few months, including a flip phone... Nokia 2720 Flip: https://www.nokia.com/phones/en_int/nokia-2720-flip All classic phones...
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    HoneyComb LX2K ARM motherboard

    While I don't normally post about new products, this one is an interesting one... Product: https://www.solid-run.com/nxp-lx2160a-family/honeycomb-workstation/ Benchmarks: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=HoneyComb-LX2K-Sep-Perf A 16x core ARM based workstation board, that...
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    Mac Pro (2019)

    I assume most people have seen the new Mac Pro announcement? Certainly impressive machine (and it's reported to come in at a tidy $50K fully specced out). However, digging through the announcement you see a lot about CPU performance (using Intel Xeon), memory capacity (up to 1.5TB RAM)...
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    PSA: Sectigo (formally Comodo CA) Free S/MIME Certificates

    Hi guys, Just a short PSA re the free email (s/mime) X509 Certificates that Sectigo (formally known as Comodo CA**) are now only 1 month, and not 12 months in duration. For the last 7-8 years, I've been using Comodo CA's issued certificates for message integrity and encryption. (Comodo CA...
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    NVIDIA Jetson AGX embedded system kit

    Interesting little ARM based system kit... https://www.anandtech.com/show/13584/nvidia-xavier-agx-hands-on-carmel-and-more I wonder how hard/possible it would be to convert this into a small NUC desktop system?
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    Happy Holidays (2018)

    Just like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and hope you enjoy a safe and pleasant holiday period. For all others who also celebrate other events at this time I also wish a: Happy Hanukkah Io, Saturnalia! Happy and Joyful Kwanzaa Happy Constitution Day Joyful Feast of Winter Veil Happy...
  11. Chewy509

    When is a wide screen monitor too wide?

    https://www.pcper.com/reviews/Displays/Samsung-C49HG90-49-Ultrawide-FreeSync-2-Monitor-Review-How-Wide-too-Wide Samsung C49HG90 49-in 32:9 aspect monitor... (res = 3840x1080).
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    HDD recovery

    Interesting video... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcvNWPPNWSE Disclaimer: do not try this at home (unless you have a clean room).
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    Samsung 30TB 2.5" SSD announced

    FYI: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/02/samsung-crams-30tb-of-ssd-into-a-single-2-5-inch-drive/ Drive uses 12Gbps SAS as the interconnect with reported read/write performance of 2.1GBs and 1.7GBs respectively... Pricing unknown.
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    Happy Holidays (2017)

    Just like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and hope you enjoy a safe and pleasant holiday period. For all others who also celebrate other events at this time I also wish a: Happy Hanukkah Io, Saturnalia! Happy and Joyful Kwanzaa Happy Constitution Day Joyful Feast of Winter Veil Happy...
  15. Chewy509

    nVidia Titan V announced...

    nVidia Titan V announced... RRP is just under US$3,000 https://www.anandtech.com/show/12135/nvidia-announces-nvidia-titan-v-video-card-gv100-for-3000-dollars https://www.hardocp.com/news/2017/12/07/nvidia_titan_v_3000 No reviews currently...
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    Some TPM implementations broken

    Researches have discovered flaws in some TPM implementations that allow attackers to acquire the RSA private key... Research paper: https://crocs.fi.muni.cz/public/papers/rsa_ccs17 News article: https://www.hardocp.com/news/2017/10/16/cryptographic_flaw_within_infineon_tpm_chips_announced
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    Happy Holidays (2016)

    Just like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and hope you enjoy a safe and pleasant holiday period. For all others who also celebrate other events at this time I also wish a: Happy Hanukkah Io, Saturnalia! Happy and Joyful Kwanzaa Happy Constitution Day Joyful Feast of Winter Veil Happy...
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    Chrome and quoted reply

    Hi all, I've had this on two different machines (both GNU/Linux based), one with Chrome and the other with Chromium. If I click on "reply with quote" on a thread, then the space bar input is ignored in the reply field. If I click on "reply" all works as normal. If I click on "reply advanced"...
  19. Chewy509

    Evolution (Modern Human).

    Started from: http://www.storageforum.net/forum/showthread.php/10725-Tesla-doomed?p=196716&viewfull=1#post196716 What mubs mentioned actually reminded me of this youtube clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwZ0ZUy7P3E
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    USB Keys (Windows to go).

    Hi Guys, We've started to play with Windows to Go at work (both Win8 and Win10), and the area we are having issues with, is finding decent 64GB/128GB USB keys that perform well in this role. Has anyone used a set of keys that they are happy with in this role?
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    Happy Holidays (2015)

    Just like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and hope you enjoy a safe and pleasant holiday period. For all others who also celebrate other events at this time I also wish a: Happy Hanukkah Io, Saturnalia! Happy and Joyful Kwanzaa Happy Constitution Day Joyful Feast of Winter Veil Happy...
  22. Chewy509

    8k TVs and Monitors

    In short: 8K res, 17" LCD panel (giving 510ppi), 120Hz refresh rate http://hothardware.com/news/japan-display-wizards-squeezes-8k-into-17-inch-lcd
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    Intel Skylake reviews (i7-6700K)

    With the launch of Skylake today, here are some of the reviews I've read... http://anandtech.com/show/9483/intel-skylake-review-6700k-6600k-ddr4-ddr3-ipc-6th-generation http://hardocp.com/article/2015/08/05/intel_skylake_core_i76700k_ipc_overclocking_review
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    Synology ds2015xs -review

    Review of the ARM based NAS... 8x 3.5" bays, 2x 1 GbE RJ-45 + 2x 10GbE SFP+ http://www.anandtech.com/show/8985/synology-ds2015xs-review-an-armbased-10g-nas
  25. Chewy509

    CES 2015: LG and 21:9 aspects monitors

    http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/lg-shows-219-ultra-wide-monitor-line-at-ces-2015/ In two minds about this, but certainly leaning towards the "like" side of the spectrum since I do run a dual monitor setup and would like to get rid of the center separation between the two monitors
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    Happy Holidays (2014)

    Just like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and hope you enjoy a safe and pleasant holiday period. For all others who also celebrate other events at this time I also wish a: Happy Hanukkah Io, Saturnalia! Happy and Joyful Kwanzaa Happy Constitution Day PS. Apologies if I missed a holiday...
  27. Chewy509

    "Windows Technical Services"

    Hi Guys, I just had one of those phone calls from "Windows Technical Services" (aka pc support scams), and managed to get my personal best of 34mins before they hung up on me. That was after they started abusing me, saying I couldn't speak English correctly, that they would cut off my Internet...
  28. Chewy509

    Anandtech purchased by Purch (Media)

    FYI, Anandtech has posted on their homepage, that they have been purchased by Purch. When Anand made the notice to stand down, offers were made, and today Anandtech announced the purchase. Purch also own Toms Hardware, so it'll be interesting how Anandtech evolves over the coming year. Full...
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    Small case build

    Hi Guys, Helping with a build for a friend that requires a smaller case to be used. Due to the cavity available for a tower in his desk being only 420mm deep, I'm limited to cases that are are less than 400mm deep (due to space required for cables at the back). The cavity itself is 280mm wide x...
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    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

    As meany of you have most likely read Ubuntu 14.04 LTS has been released and is available for download. (most derivatives are also available as well). I've been testing it (specifically GNOME Ubuntu 14.04) at work for deployment, and have come across a major snag in deploying in a corporate...
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    question HDD Dock

    Hi Guys, Are there any recommendations for HDD Docks these days? Only requirements are USB 3.0 and works 100% with Linux. Am considering the Vantec NexStar NST-D300S3-BK, but open to other suggestions... (these retail for AU$39 locally). PS. This uses a JMicron controller onboard.
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    PC Headsets for VOIP

    Hi Guys, Does any one use a headset for Skype or similar VOIP setup? My 6yr old son will be starting languages classes via distance education (I think French or Latin this upcoming term) and we need to purchase a headset w/mic for him. About the only requirements is that it's Win7x64...
  33. Chewy509

    Happy St Valentine's Day

    Just like to wish those here that they have a joyful and pleasant St Valentine's Day...
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    Harddrrive reliability

    Saw this linked off HardOCP... http://www.zdnet.com/who-makes-the-best-disk-drives-7000025375/ Take it was you wish.
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    Power-Loss-Protected SSDs Tested

    Saw this on ./ , so thought others would be interested... Might explain a good number of data loss failures in SSDs that have been seen... http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/13/12/27/208249/power-loss-protected-ssds-tested-only-intel-s3500-passes
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    Happy Holidays (2013)

    Just like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and hope you enjoy a safe and pleasant holiday period. For all others who also celebrate other events at this time I also wish a: Happy Hanukkah Io, Saturnalia! Happy and Joyful Kwanzaa Happy Constitution Day PS. Apologies if I missed a holiday...
  37. Chewy509

    How long do drives last.

    Saw this linked via Slashdot... Nice intro article on drive failures... http://www.extremetech.com/computing/170748-how-long-do-hard-drives-actually-live-for
  38. Chewy509

    State of Internet connectivity

    Starting new thread to not derail the New Car Thread. Most of it is held back by local Telco's not wanting to speed money on infrastructure... A few years ago, when the federal government announced the NBN (National Broadband Network, which would be completely run independent of Telco's and...
  39. Chewy509

    Windows 2012

    Just did my first Windows 2012 installation today, and to be honest, I'm not too sure how to describe the experience. Firstly, joining the domain and promoting it as a DC seemed way too cumbersome, and some operations seemed to take a long time (but the latter could be a result of ESX not...
  40. Chewy509

    New non-monster build.

    My wife has been bugging me for what to get me for my birthday/fathers day/christmas present lately (my birthday is mid-August), and to be honest there's not a lot I need/want. Other than a new backup drive (as previously mentioned). She's also aware my desktop is 3.5yrs old and that I have been...
  41. Chewy509

    Intel vs AMD

    Hi Guys, I'll start by stating this is not an attempt to start a flamewar, but more of an interest in the current Intel vs AMD situation, particularly at the higher end of the scale. With the buzz of Haswell now out, most are building Haswell based systems. However is anyone here building AMD...
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    Planning for future storage requirements

    Hi Guys, Need a hand finding some references for how to determine what storage capacity to purchase based on current demands, so that it will last at least 3 years? The old rule of thumb was, look at what you had 3 years ago, see how much more you are storing today, plot a linear trend and...
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    Recommended Software for Windows Setups

    Hi Guys, As it were, my wife's laptop died 1 day after my Dad and I purchased one for him. (That's another thread). So we ended up getting a HP laptop for my wife as a replacement for her 4/5yr old HP 4510s laptop, and am in the process of installing all the software on it. Just want to get...
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    Crap selection of laptops

    Hi Guys, This is more a rant, than a ask for help... My dad is flying up from country Victoria to visit this weekend, and he has finally admitted defeat and is getting a new laptop for home. (Current PC is hitting 5 years old, running XP, etc + plus no current internet connection). So, I...
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    random Progress of general purpose computing

    Hi Guys, So I sit here at work waiting for some unit tests to complete (they take about 5 minutes) after doing some code modifications, and I wonder about how resource heavy our modern software is. (Disclaimer: these thoughts were sparked after reading an article on /. today on a ray tracer...
  46. Chewy509

    QNAP's TS-EC1279U-RP 12-bay Rackmount NAS Review

    Since I don't see too may reviews on the higher spec NASs I thought I'd share this one: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6922/qnaps-tsec1279urp-12bay-flagship-rackmount-nas-review
  47. Chewy509

    (Australia) iiNET services, mainly QLD

    Hi Guys, This is mainly for time, LiamC and others who reside in Oz... My wife and I are heavily consider changing from Helstra to iiNet for our Landline, ADSL and 2x mobiles. Does anyone have any issues or stories they would like to share about their experiences with iiNet? We are looking at...
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    4K sector drives

    Hi Guys, Having a lot of trouble getting through a lot of BS marketing material regarding 4Kn HDDs. From what I've found all internal HDDs use 512e logical formatting, despite being 4K physical sectors. (which is a PITA). However there have been mention that some external HDDs actually do...
  49. Chewy509

    Adobe CS2 Software

    Just saw on Slashdot that Adobe has made available the complete CS2 suite free for download? http://tech.slashdot.org/story/13/01/08/1648227/adobes-strange-software-giveaway-goof-or-clever-marketing http://www.adobe.com/downloads/cs2_downloads/index.html No idea why, how long, etc... Make of...
  50. Chewy509

    Happy Holidays (2012)

    Just like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and hope you enjoy a safe and pleasent holiday period. For all others who also celebrate other events at this time I also wish a: Happy Hanukkah Io, Saturnalia! Happy and Joyful Kwanzaa Happy Constitution Day PS. Apologies if I missed a holiday you...
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