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itachi737

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About itachi737

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  • Gender
    Male

System

  • CPU
    i7 6700k 4.5ghz
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte G1 gaming 7
  • RAM
    16gb ddr4 300mhz
  • GPU
    2x 980ti sli
  • Case
    Phantom 410 Red
  • Storage
    960gb ssd
  • PSU
    1000w corsair gold
  • Display(s)
    Benq r35, asus pb278q and asus vg248qe
  • Cooling
    Noctua nh-d15
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70
  • Mouse
    Razer Deathadder
  • Sound
    Astro a50s

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  1. Hello, I want to upgrade my pixel 2. Linus recently did a video on the Asus rog phone 2. It caught my interest and I decided to buy one, but apparently it is available in every country except Canada. Does anybody know when it will be available to buy in Canada? Also what's your opinion about buying it through eBay? Do you know another store that sells it (ships it) in Montreal Canada? Thank you
  2. Hello, I tried copying 1.9TB worth of videos from my 3TB 3.5" Seagate Barracude 7200rmp drive to my 6TB 3.5" Seagate Archive HDD v2 (ST6000AS0002) 5900 rpm drive. I am using Ubuntu 16.04, both drives are formatted in ext4, the 3TB one is connected internally via sata 3 and the 6TB one over usb 3.0. The video files are between 300MB and 3GB. At first everything went fine. I was getting a transfer speed of 130MB/s. I left the house when it had transferred around 200GB. When I came back it was transferring at 46MB/s. Since then I can't get it to write above 50MB/s regardless of what I try to copy. I also tried copying from the 6TB drive to the ssd where to os is installed and the max I get is 65MB/s, so the read speeds are also extremely low. I used a bunch of 5GB video files to make sure that I'm getting optimal speeds (though if I am not wrong 300MB, which is the size of the smallest video I have, should also be good enough). When I do the benchmarks with the disk utility provided by Ubuntu it get normal speeds or at least I believe they are normal. (see results below). So my question are : Does anybody know what is causing this decrease in performance? Is it normal? If it is not how can I fix it? I read only a bunch of forum posts and articles only. I understand that the drives get slower the more you fill them, but from what they were saying you start to see a drastic decrease in performance once the drive is 85% full, but mine is not even half full (1.9TB / 5.6TB). Benchmarks: access time 13.63ms A) at 1MiB 21MB write and 63MB read B) at 10MiB 46.5 write and 125MB read C) at 100MiB 113.4MB write and 134.5MB read D) at 500Mib 134.4MB write and 138.5MB read Thank You
  3. itachi737

    VPN Speed

    I guess I was expecting it to be faster than it actually is. I'll try a few more vpns tomorrow to see if I can manage to get something a little bit faster. Thank You
  4. itachi737

    VPN Speed

    Yea that's what I understand as well, but I have been hearing a lot of stories of people from Europe accessing US Netflix via vpn so I presumed that it won't be as fast as without a vpn or with a vpn relatively close to my home, but these speed as render it completely useless (at least for that type of utilization).
  5. itachi737

    VPN Speed

    Hi, I live in Canada, more precisely Montreal. A few days ago, my mom wanted to access some online tv websites from here country of birth (Romania, Est-Europe), since they are geo-blocked I tried a vpn. I chose NordVPN because it has servers in Romania. The vpn works fine when I connect to the nearest server which is in Toronto, but when I connect to the Romanian servers it become unbearably slow. It is so slow that I can't even perform basic tasks such as web browsing without having to wait 30-60 sec for a webpage to load. Half the time, I get a message from chrome saying that the page took to long to load. I understand that their should be some latency increase since Romania is halfway around the world, but am not sure if these speeds are normal or if there is a problem with my connection? My 3 days trial is ending today, do you thing that I can get better results with another vpn (stream video in at least 480p)? I don't know if it is relevant, but my bandwidth is also reduced from 120mbps to +-12mbps down and from 20mbps to 500kbps up when I connect to the Romanian severs. When I connect to the Canadian ones it is almost identical to my native bandwidth. Thank You
  6. Hi, I built a home nas a year ago with components from an old pc. I only had one 3tb hard drive so it lacks any type of backup / data redundancy. It mainly contains videos. (The family pictures are already backed up on google cloud) I have some money now and I would like to buy a second hard drive to work as a backup. The way I see it there are two options: 1)Buy another 3tb drive and use raid 1, but as mamy people say raid is not a replacement for a normal backup since both drives ca be damaged during a power surge. 3tb drive price =100$ 2) Buy an external enclosure and use it as a backup. 6tb external hard drice enclodure = 170$. I m leaning towards the external enclosure because that would be enough to backup a second hdd in the future but I have some uncertainties concerning it. A) my nas only supports usb 2.0 B) If I keep it plugged in the nas vis usb will it also be damaged if a power surge happens in the nas? (I dont my is the usb enclosure is fried, I just want the drive to be intact) I know that I should have an off site backup location but if my house burns down my videos will be the least of my worries. Thank You for any advices on the topic.
  7. I don't know why, but I restarted my router once more and it works fine now! Anyway, thank you all for your advices.
  8. Yea, I'll give my ISP a call, but I pretty sure the router is tge problem. Thank You.
  9. I just checked it but I couldn't find any issues. Even checked the log but every thing seems right. I ll give my ISP a call, but am pretty sur it's the router. Thank You.
  10. Unfortunately, even if I had another modem, I can't replave this one because they used a lock that requires a special key to detach the cable from the modem (yea I know that super weird), but I ll definitely give them a call. Thank You for your advice.
  11. Hello, Today, I couldn't find a game in BO3, after trying everything on my ps4, I ended up restarting my router. It solved the problem but 5 min later my internet crashed. Since then, each time I restart the router, Internet works for less than 2min and then it crashes. I know that everything points towards the router, but the thing is that even if I can't load a web page, I can still connect to the wifi and access any anything on my local network wired and wireless (Nas, other pcs, printer, router settings, etc). Is it my router dying or could it be my ISP/ Modem? Thanks
  12. Nas answers: For the nas you have a lot of options : Freenas, OMV, Unraid, etc. I use OMV, but the other ones are also good if not better. (I'm not sure if there is a limit to the number of hard drives that you can install for free in Unraid) For the raid I would say raid 5 (don't forget to do some backups) BTW 12-16tb looks really nice. I would like to have that much storage. If your only streaming at home and there is no transcoding involved (not directly to a tv or something like that) than an i3 would be enough. (I have an i5 650 and it works great for 2 streams at once so a new i3 should be more than enough.) Media server questions: That pretty much sums it. Both Plex and Kodi work great. I used them both and I really can't say that one is better than the other. Usually, you shouldn't need a beefy cpu for the htpc. From what I hear the raspberry pi 3 is pretty good. I saw some videos that with kodi and it ran great, but I never used one myself.
  13. I have a nas with omv installed on it and an htpc with kodibuntu 14.0. I worked fine for half a year, but now it stops in the middle of some videos for about 30 sec to 1 minute. I assume it is buffering, but I don't really get why, since most of the videos are fairly low resolution and it didn't do that before. The last one that did it had a bit rate of 1Mbps and almost all my videos are under 5Mbps. My htpc is connected through powerline to my rooter and my nas is connect via ethernet. I copied some files over and the transfer speed is 10-11MBps (80Mbps) with some drops all the way down to 5MBps (40Mbps). I cannot reproduce it because it doesn't always do it on the same videos (sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't). I can stream some nice 4k videos at like 30-40Mbps without any buffering, so I don't really understand why this happens sometimes Has anybody experienced something similar? Any kind of advice would be appreciated. Thank You I found this link (http://kodi.wiki/view/how-to:modify_the_video_cache) that explains how to write an advanced setting file in order to increase the cache. Do you think it could solve the problem? Nas specs: i5 650 Oem mobo (I don't remember the exact name, but it does support gigabyte Ethernet) 6gb ram 1333mhz 3tb hdd + 80gb hdd 550w gold psu htpc specs: Athlon x4 860k gtx 720 (needed it to output 4k) oem psu 450w 8gb ram 1600mhz 320gb hdd
  14. Hello, My htc one m9 battery stopped working 2 months ago. The screen never turn on and nothing worked except the red led when I plugged it to charge. I ordered a new battery and changed it, but when I was prying the case open, I broke the power button. The cellphone worked fine, (the screen lights up and I can see the battery with the charging indicator), but I couldn't turn it on. I ordered a new power button + the cable and replaced it as well, but it still won't turn on. ( I bet the power button cable is faulty.) I'm willing to order a new one, but it takes a month for it to arrive. Is there any way to just turn it on without the power button? Once it is on I can just double tap the screen to wake it. (On pc, I can just short the pins on my mobo to turn it on. Can I do something similar?) Any advice is welcome. Thank you in advance.
  15. I managed to make it work by changing the power settings for the gpu in nvidia control panel from adaptative to prefer maximum performance. I don't know if that will work for you, but it is worth giving it a try if you haven't already.
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