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Everything posted by Joshndroid

  1. Hey All, Just wondering if anyone else is experiencing issues with booting windows 10 recently? I noticed that recently that my PC will boot past bios and potentially lock up either on the lock screen or just after getting past the lock screen. Essentially I cant use the mouse/keyboard during this time and need to hard power cycle. It doesn't happen every time and once booted i don't have lock ups or issues during use. I have turned off fast start and initially thought through searching that that was the issue, but it has come back again. Specs i7-5820K MSI X99-A SLI PLUS Samsung 950 Pro Corsair Vengence 2400Mhz 16GB Asus Strix 1080 Samsung 850 Evo WD Blue 1TB Logitech G910 Keyboard Logitech G502 Mouse
  2. I have tried a few but end up back at ubuntu based distros... Mainly because what i want to do most of the time (android building/server) tasks are easily achieved and can be done on a relatively light distro. Anything else, while fun for a little bit become mondane and annoying when you need to hit google/stackoverflow just to get day to day things working on your rig.
  3. Linux can help, depends on what linux distro your looking to use. There would be a lot of preferences out there but lite linux and lubuntu (box based on ubuntu) should be light enough and still be easy to navigate around... if your feeling particularly adventurous you could try puppy linux but there are differing learning curves in doing more than just simple tasks
  4. Not an android computer... its a build computer for dev work
  5. Hey all, I have been using an intel G3528 as the brain for my current NAS setup. Its connected to 2 sets of mirrored 3TB HGST Deskstar 7200rpm drives as well as a 128GB SSD Boot Disk and 128GB download disk (old and punished SSD). This is running Ubuntu 17.04 with access through samba shares. I have been setting up a wired Cat6 LAN network in my house as well as beginning to buy a bunch of 4MP POE cameras to use for a CCTV setup with BlueIris. I will have at the minimum 3 CCTV cameras as of next week with an expansion to probably 6-7 in the future (my POE switch has 8 ports ). I have read that for a setup such as what I'm looking at I will most likely need to use a better CPU. My gaming system at present has a 4790K and my android build PC has a 5820K. I still run builds, probably not as much as I used to, but was thinking of maybe using my 4790K with UnRAID, splitting 1 core&thread to NAS duties and the other 3cores&threads to CCTV duties. Will I be leaving myself short with NAS duties if i run this route? Should I just throw my 5820K in the system instead? If i setup UnRAID will I have to reformat all of my storage disks again? I was thinking of picking up another drive and using another spare SSD i have lying around for CCTV cache and somewhat long term storage (Or am i missing something that I wont be able to confirgure?) Should I pick up an add in NIC for dedicated LAN access to each VM? Thanks all.
  6. While i understand why you are keen to jump on the latest CPU bandwagon, as if you don't do it someone else is going to anyway, but I don't know. It just feels wrong. Weirdly, using a buzz term for it, it does just like, 'fake news.' It just feels over extending and creating a video during the Ryzen buzz just to say you have a video out. You can see why people are pissed and I think you will most likely not make this mistake again. I watch every video and live stream and enjoy the content as a whole but this video could have been better spent on a Ryzen motherboard round up or Ryzen chipset reviews or testing overclocking ability between the B series and X chipsets to see if any performance is gained between them.
  7. The only real gaming stuff i really saw being spruiked was its ability to game and stream, something it did quite well in fact. @Mihle exactly they marketed it differently to a gaming chip. If it was a gaming chip beating or at least matching intel we would have seen a very large number of gaming benchmarks by AMD as to why it is better and we didn't. I'm no AMD fanboy by any stretch, I have nothing AMD at this time, with a 5820k, 4790k and G5328 and laptops with Intel chips but this AMD release has definitely peaked my interest considering I can get a replacement for my 5820k with a mobo for extremely cheap with 2 extra cores that has good performance
  8. ^^ you i like you... That is exactly what is happening here. After watching/reading from most tech tubers and reading pages like gamers nexus there are a lot of things that are at this stage immature with the platform.. Some are getting multiple bios updates just in the week alone, which are impacting on results. My belief in summary is; Don't believe temps as at this stage it is somewhat of a guessing game with programs such as aida64,etc (Level1techs, gamersnexus) Expect to receive multiple bios revisions in the coming days/weeks (Level1techs, gamersnexus) Don't expect great overclocking at this time until the platform steadies ^^^ somewhat related to this Don't try and push your memory too high 2933Mhz seems to be the highest stable through multiple sources (Level1techs, gamersnexus) Multiple vendors and game devs are currently working on optimizing games to Ryzen (PCper podcast) Don't believe charts supplied by any manufacturing camp as they are all trying to market why their product is best, of course they will spin it in their favour, everyone does it (Jayztwocents tech talk) Power draw can increase over tdp if the power and cooling ability is there (Level1`techs) Use performance mode over balance PC profile (PCper, someone else i cant think of right now) That's all i can think of in a couple of minutes, feel free to add more.
  9. Just bought this myself today as well. Waiting for it to download...
  10. ASUS Strix 1080 & a Acer G-SYNC XB281HK 28" UHD 4K Gaming Monitor Gonna be a good jump from 1080p gaming =]
  11. Sandisk 64 GB USB 3.0 flash drive 2 x micro usb cables second hand HP touchsmart 14 inch laptop (good little travel purchase for a couple hundred) - i7 4500U, 8GB ram, touchscreen, msata drive (y)
  12. hit up XDA Developers - http://forum.xda-developers.com/g4 have a read through the general thread, there are a couple threads within that have some information about which devices can and cant be rooted to allow for further custom firmware to be flashed
  13. Holy moses... that is one expensive, yet dam fine case you'll have to do system pics for sure. Personally, i would one of those phase change cases, which are about that price.
  14. I have been wanting to sure up my network around the house, with about 20 devices connected if not more at times to wifi across 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz networks, our poor TP-link D7 cops a hammering. I have changed the router to optimize for the best channels on both bands. So I picked up 2 x kits of these D-Link AV2 2000 Gigabit Powerlines. We don't own our house so powerline is all I got for better connectivity. In the future in my own place ill get a 24 port switch and wire the whole house, a mate of mine is a sparky so a case of beer (in his case probably protein powder haha) and ill be good I also picked up 2 of the TP-Link 5 port gigabit switches (cheapest ones), nothing special but they work perfectly. Further picked up 2 x 2M Cat6e cables, 1 x 5m Cat6e cables, and 3 x Cat6es with 2 x Cat5e (both of those cat5e's came with the powerline adaptors). Attached a powerline at the router, my desk, my room and one to the satelite television. put a switch in the room to mediapc/NASpc, PS4 & a further cable to my laptop (when im in there) put the other to the desk attached to my build rig, gaming rig and RPi2. Seeing speed improvements from 4mb/s while on wifi (close to router) to up to 58Mb/s on the powerline from 2 i7 based PC's... the dual core media/Nas PC still see's lower with maybe around 9Mb/s weirdly (potentially CPU bottleneck???)
  15. if your using windows 10, you can actually re-install windows and it will activate itself. If you upgraded from windows 8.1 or whatever your key will be a generic key. if your laptop is one from like acer or whatever, you may be able to restore windows back to factory settings. may even have a windows backup point that u could restore from a few days ago? failing that use a program like ccleaner and clean out some of your old junk files, etc. Have a look at what is in your start-up list, see if there a useless programs eating your cpu. check and see what is running away, 4gb is not a whole lot, it may be getting filled rather easily...
  16. So I took everyone's advice on board and read further. At this time I decided to ditch raid altogether regarding raid 1 (which is all I was going to do due to needing to stick with windows at this time anyway) and just set up 2 sets of like drives. I did this due to not having perfect environment of multiple storage drives and a best case filesystem. If I had run raid 1, if raid fails I could still lose almost everything. I decided that I would use 1 desktop drive and setup media files commonly accessed through home group shares. On one of the Nas drives I placed more important document files and photos. I will also set local shares. I configured firewall rules to limit sharing (although in widows it says to everyone) only to 5 local ip address and I actually have incoming connections blocked on all other both internal and external ip's to the pc. I then setup a batch system that will mirror the contents of the desktop drive to the second desktop drive and the Nas drive to the other Nas drive based on what has changed filesystem wise and content wise as if it is more of a backup I guess rather than a concurrent write at the time. Why? Well I guess for raid 1 I didn't necessarily need the immediate write to 2 disks. Further this (from what I can gather) will limit unnecessary read/writes on the second disks for which the primary disk will be taking the brunt of the daily work load, in serving content to the TV, as well as sharing that content to all others on the network. I only add maybe a few files per day so a once daily at like 3am script will be all I need right now. I have been researching a powerline adaptor, but to see best results I would need one on the modem end and 2 (1 to where my gaming and building pcs are) and the second to where the TV is. I still want to do a proper Nas and I will in the future for sure thanks to all who threw in their thoughts/ideas
  17. Thanks for the input. Will be setting it up in this manner today, luckily I didn't wipe my windows off my ssd =) . Will probably just mirror same drive type to drive type, setup a few shares and ensure full spreading of important data across a couple devices.
  18. I have a dlink 2 bay Nas at the moment but it is so slow and buggy that I was better off taking it offline than the subpar result I was getting, constant dropping out, locking up using the webui, just pure disappointment. Unraid can use your wireless card if you build the module compatible with the Linux version associated, so I've read, which should be alright as I get good support with my other tplink cards on linux. So with further playing it can work. It's just hard when you don't have much control over the house as it's not mine, the joys of saving for a house deposit. The adding of drives via a drive pool is a real turn off. I want to just grab a new drive, throw it in, and keep going on my merry way which is a big tick for unraid. I think I will just have to stick with what know for now and revisit in 6 months or so. By that time I should also have sufficient drives (hopefully 6 to 8) to have a really good crack at a standalone Nas box, connected via Ethernet which is definitely what I want
  19. I appreciate your input 100% can u further shed light on whether raid via things such as Windows 10 assist me at this time. Can I be fairly safe in a raid 5 or 6 of my 4 storage drives at this time?
  20. After looking at a lot of the networks in the 'show off your layout' thread, i have a couple question regarding switches/network. I have been looking at switches and probably will grab a 12-24 port switch eventually, with the aim of it being a central unit and running cat6/whatever to the other parts of the house. How many connections can you make from your modem/router to the initial switch, is a single line from your modem sufficient to a gigabit switch? Can you improve throughput/stability by using more of the lan ports from your modem to the switch? Does adding a switch on a switch (as i see has been done within the thread) degrade throughput back to the rest of the network? Is it preferable to have your telephone line terminate to as central/most-open-place in the house so you can attach a modem/router combo unit directly to that and then have your switch run to the rest of the house? Or just best to leave it in its current location and not add any undue length to that line (to maybe get it to the most open location)
  21. Good Video, quite informative. Even ZFS really is no good for me without ECC memory if it encounters an error. Quite familiar with linux, so that's not much of my concern. It's more of getting it all to do what I want at this time. I am thinking i will probably look at a linux based one in the future once i get out of here and back into my own place where i have the ability to hardwire things with ethernet and more space to have what i want where i want it. I was merely going to either run full linux based (and no app), gaming NAS (for both worlds), or straight up windows How do you run your system with windows 10? how many drives, what kind of system (i did see your PC part picker but that doesn't explain to much more about it). It is looking more and more, right now, that i will continue with this. Do you use backup software? Do you control shares via workgroups or windows share?
  22. We pay for the service, satellite TV, only way to get streaming of sports, live TV, etc into this room, so yeah I do need it. Its internet based not local. i would be covered otherwise. i've been researching software/bios/hardware raid and while i can and do understand the merits to hardware raid, its still no better because you still need to ensure a further external backup anyway, and i cant see why paying another 200+ for a somewhat decent raid controller is going to do in the event that I have a power surge or fire or something else frying my board or components. In any case, I would still be relying on another, external, backup to ensure my data is 'safe.' It may be worth my while just going down the Gaming NAS route, to ensure i have quality hardware now and the OS is in a virtual machine so if it crashes it wont hopefully take my NAS down (if setup on different drives). Running 2 x Raid 0 arrays are probably quite sketchy as I appreciate, I could just run 2 x Raid1 OR format and run them as usual drives and use backup software to back One desktop drive to a NAS drive and the other desktop drive to the other NAS drive and forgo raid altogether. It's really beginning to sound like unless you have a box of specific hardware that can sit next to your router/switch whatever, none of these solutions are any good yet (for what I want anyway). While they can and will work, i can see why people just go screw it and buy a dedicated NAS solution.
  23. hdmi to TV and its foxtel go here in Aus. i may have to end up going back to just running windows 10, running a software raid 2x2 drives and run some software to backup files as well as run windows shares/smb shares in the meantime
  24. can you specifically run windows app in a container? the program required does not have a linux variant, only windows or mac