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« on: April 28, 2021, 12:43:18 am »
Some people have asked me about SSD's and M.2 storage devices.  This guy explains it well.


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Re: Cool hardware stuff
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2021, 04:41:48 am »
Nice!

I just came across this guy trying out Microsoft's Leaked Windows 11


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Re: Cool hardware stuff
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2021, 08:21:51 pm »
 On a severe Hail Mary, I tried taking the circuit board off a no longer functioning hard drive that I had in my multi media storage server that had just died recently. I have a screw driver kit that fit the 6 point star pattern screws on the drive so since there were some hints of maybe bad contact, I figured nothing to loose but some time.
 took out the screws on the circuit board carefully pulled it away from the bottom of the drive as not to rip the foam padding between the surfaces used a pencil eraser (soft) to clean the discolored contacts on either side of the board and carefully reassembled the drive.
 Shockingly it is back from the click of death that it was doing before I tried this. Now I wouldn't recommend continued use of a once failed drive but I have another a 2tb that I wasn't able to pull data from about 8 years ago that I just tried the same on and am pulling data successfully from to a backup drive as I write this (and at a surprisingly good speed too).
 Just thought it was some usefull info. if you drop a drive, this won't work. has nothing to do with physical damage. but sometimes drives just stop working, and this might just get you a chance to get you data like I seem to have.

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Re: Cool hardware stuff
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2022, 04:37:45 pm »
I stumbled across this awesome computer case mod from Nerdforge that you really need to see.


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Re: Cool hardware stuff
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2022, 08:37:47 pm »
 I saw it today too. here's the followup and another cool build.






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Re: Cool hardware stuff
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2022, 02:50:39 pm »
That girl is a really good diorama artist.  She does some truly amazing work.

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Re: Cool hardware stuff
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2022, 09:18:43 pm »
 Not just Diorama's she's just severely talented.








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Re: Cool hardware stuff
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2022, 11:14:12 pm »
I thought this was a pretty cool project I might even try.


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Re: Cool hardware stuff
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2022, 12:43:39 am »
This is really cool stuff!

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Re: Cool hardware stuff
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2023, 12:38:07 am »
I thought this was entertaining.  It's a forums mini PC that can fit in your pocket and is just as gaming capable, if not, more so then KT's current rig.  It's crazy how much tech is changing.


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Re: Cool hardware stuff
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2023, 03:26:40 pm »
 Cool yes, I like the products, but they don't have a Canadian website and wouldn't be practical for her for storage reasons.   

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« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2023, 10:40:06 pm »
Storage is limited in default trim, for sure.  Unless it has a M.2 expansion slot.  4tb M.2 drives have come way down in price lately.  But the main argument for a device like this is it's actual size and capabilities.  Shocking what it can do.

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Re: Cool hardware stuff
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2023, 03:12:17 pm »
 As a travel computer it would be great for her but she keeps too much stuff on her main computer.

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Re: Cool hardware stuff
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2023, 01:42:19 am »
As a travel computer it would be great for her but she keeps too much stuff on her main computer.

I think a lot of us have fallen victim to being a bit of a digital hoarder.  lol.  Myself included.

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Re: Cool hardware stuff
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2023, 02:37:22 pm »
 If her current storage usage was converted over to SSD's it would cost more than the computer just for that, but yeah I hate doing the digital house cleaning too.

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