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About frankr2994

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  1. Well memory is 2133 so 32GB quad channel made me change to the 1650. It now reports running at 2133. Thanks again for the info.
  2. Great info thanks. I did miss the memory speed difference. I'll have to pull a memory module but I thought I had 2133 memory and it's showing up running at 1866 which is max for the 2640. I think as little as that would be I may make that my determining factor. I'm not going to let him edit a video on each processor to make a choice. If I have 2133 I'll switch to the 1650. Either choice is going to work light years better than what he's used to.
  3. Ok got a Dell t5810. Original vendor was going to supply me with one that had an e5-1603 v3 cpu. I went ahead and ordered an e5-1650 v3 cpu. The virus screwed me out of getting that 5810 though. Located another one actually at a better price and it came with an e5-2640 v3. So now I have an 8 core 2.6-3.4 cpu and a 6 core 3.5-3.8 cpu. Benchmarks look very similar across the board.. This is for a co worker that will be doing GPU accelerated video editing and encoding. I contacted the software company he uses for video editing and all they can tell me is they recommend an I5 cpu. Could not tell m
  4. What kind of files do you want to store and how much space do you need? I've seen yearly payment options but I haven't seen one time. Google does unlimited photos and video with 15gb of anything else and I can share whatever I want from it. It's free. If you want an actual backup solution with a lifetime payment I really don't think your going to find it. You could set up network attached storage cheap enough but eventually your drives will go bad so you will have to buy new ones.
  5. Ok so in my office where I work on computers I have no Ethernet.....stupid I know I just haven't got to running cables as there's other projects going on in the home anyways setting up someone's desktop I've bridge a connection off my laptop or desktop so I can have internet. I don't like USB adapters they have been sketchy for me. So I went to get one of those extenders that have an Ethernet port on them and I seen a tplink router for 30 bucks. Ac1200. I went ahead and disabled DHCP and set it up. Works great . Questions though I am connecting on the 5ghz side and attempted to force the chann
  6. Well thanks for the explanation. On that note friends and I just rebuilt our media server. Polluted with fans front and bottom intake rear and top exhaust. Bigs fans can't hardly hear them in a quiet room. I've been watching temps under load and it doesn't seem like anything is even trying to get warm lol. Our Enterprise hard drives had me worried but they stay close to ambient in that case. I'll look more into delock. At a quick glance I didn't see them for sale anywhere normal. I typically order from Newegg or Amazon. Thanks
  7. Yes like that. And you can correct me for my ignorance but I've seen alot of those including fan control. I don't see a fan on the unit and I know alot of older builds had external fan controls before you could tune all that stuff via bios settings on new motherboards. So is that what's that for? I don't have any need for it but anyways a reader like that is what I'm looking for with some positive feedback.
  8. Trying to source a decent media card reader for a pc I'm putting together. I have a few computer hanging around that came with them but I never bought one before. I would prefer that it uses usb 3.0 or maybe even sata 3 (which I didn't see any of those) but all I can find is what all the reviews call junk or parts that were made in the XP era. sd cards are getting some decent transfer rates now and this would be used to transfer alot of GB worth of video so is it possible to get a decent reader to fit into a 5.25 slot? And already have an external one. just trying for a cleaner setup is all.
  9. Working on a friends media server coping a whole bunch of old drives to a new storage pool. He was using a robocopy command and I noticed he did not have a restartable switch. Now i'm sure the way this went down that there a few files that were cut off half way. If I just re run a robocopy script will it see that file as a changed file and update it? I was thinking if that was the case I would just run the script for all the drives and let it pick up whatever it needs to. should only be talking about a handful of files across 5 drives so it shouldn't take long.
  10. I do my best not to move a spinning drive in any way. Thank you for confirming about the vibration. Searching the net just brings up people using rubber isolators and rubber bands to stop it like it's the norm. I obviously didn't feel the same way and why I made the thread. I'm doing extended test on the drives I think are good now and will def. be getting a rma for the 2 that vibrate.
  11. Well I decided to take some drives out of my desktop and toss one of the vibrating drives in a caddy and install it. vibration is not bearable. Also was able to use some real drive checking utilities because I was now hooked up with a sata cable vs usb and it failed the test pretty fast and kicked some errors out. I'm running the second drive now.
  12. I need to ask because I have almost zero experience here. Just got 4 6tb HGST 7200 rpm drives refurbished from goharddrive. I'm currently testing them out to make sure they are good to go. each drive has roughly 300 hours on it so very little up time. Now for just about everything i've done before I've dealt with ssd's and smaller hdds. never a 6tb 3.5 hdd. I am using a dual hdd dock to run these currently from my laptop because I don't have any sata ports free in my desktop so I understand that they are not "mounted" and they are not being cooled by a fan. However I am just gauging them again
  13. I'm not going to try and answer why you may have lost your drive. I've lost many over the years. As a rule any time I'm placing an order for myself or someone else I hide atleast 1 32gb USB 3 drive in that order. At like 7 bucks for a really good drive I'll just keep tossing them and never saving anything important on them. Other than that for doing any bootable media I always use Rufus. And whenever I have something screwed up on a drive I use diskpart clean to wipe it and start over. First hiccup I get out of a drive it just goes in the trash.
  14. Hi I'm trying to find out what all this software can use hardware wise. I sent a message to avs support and didn't get a reply. A co worker of mine does media for some local race tracks on the side and bought this software a couple years back. It's currently being ran off a laptop and files stored on a bunch of external drives. He asked if I could put a budget tower together for him. Trying to make the best bang for the buck here and I don't know if this software can use more cores or use more single core speed better. I don't know how much memory it can use up and if a GPU like a GTX 1650 sup
  15. I was just looking for a clean way to set this up. I want the redundancy and I want to have 2 separate drives. What I liked about my idea is that I can use all of my drive space no matter how much or how little I have on a vhdx I mean like if I divided everything up so I had 2 4tb drives I could put 4tb on each obviously. The other way I could have 7 on one and 1 on the other. Now that's not realistic but 5 and 3 probably is. I thought about just using 1 pool and creating 2 files in it which would work I just thought it would be a little nicer to point to a specific drive. I'm probably over th
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