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About LunaP0n3

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  • Birthday 1996-10-02

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  • Interests
    Technology, 'specially Computers
    Educating my family about Computers
    My Little Pony (Yes, I am a brony)
  • Biography
    Got into tech when I was younger. Had a Win98 system, and played a lot of the Microsoft Entertainment Pack.
    Then when some family members got 2 new systems running WinXP, I jumped in the hype train.
    It was LTT and the build guides that gave me the tools I needed to really kickstart my interest in tech, and the rest is history.
    Here I am, having built two towers so far, and a home network made out of old ISP modems, a 24 port GbE switch, a 650VA PowerShield UPS, and a 40TB Synology NAS, with a 4TB external drive to hold our media library. Now I'm IT support for the family, and I'm the guy who they come to for advice and tech emergencies.
  • Occupation
    Running a Facebook Page


  • CPU
    Intel Core i5 6600 Skylake
  • Motherboard
    ASUS B150M PLUS D3
  • RAM
    [16GB] 2x 4GB Kingston ValueRAM + 2x 4GB Kingston HyperX
  • GPU
    Gigabyte GTX 1660 Super
  • Case
    Thermaltake Versa H23
  • Storage
    Samsung 860 EVO 1TB + 10TB WD + 1 WD Blue 6TB + WD RED 8TB
  • PSU
    Corsair RM550x
  • Display(s)
    1x ASUS VC239 @ 1920x1080 + AOC 831W + BenQ FP222W
  • Cooling
    Stock Intel CPU Cooler, 2x Corsair SP120 intake, 1x Corsair AF120 exhaust
  • Keyboard
    Coolermaster Devastator 3
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502
  • Sound
    Logitech Z607
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 x64 v1909 (November Update)
  • Laptop
    Acer Aspire 5 A515 52 (Upgraded from Stock Specs)

    -8GB RAM
    -250GB Samsung 970 EVO NVMe (Boot)
    -480GB Kingston UV400 480GB

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  1. The SMART Data can't predict every drive failure, and drives do fail without throwing up any SMART symptoms. I had a Samsung drive suddenly drop to abysmal performance with no alerts in HDSentinel (Program to monitor and test drives). Playing it safe, I dumped the contents. Less than 24h later the drive was dead. Though I think it made 8 years of life, so not too shabby.
  2. That's a 3.5 inch drive. I don't think it'll be fitting inside a laptop anytime soon. Not sure if the WD Blues come in a 7200RPM version for 2.5 inch though. Might I suggest the Black series of WD Drives? --> Link They tend to be the higher end WD drives.
  3. Most WD White Label drives from Easystores and My Books require the blocking of the 3.3V pin on the power site of the SATA connector or the use of a molex to SATA adapter. Otherwise they don't show up to the system. Had my 8 and 10TB drives do this.
  4. In most cases you can use the Win7 key and you get a fully activated copy of Win10 proportional to the version of 7 you were running. For Free. Seriously, Microsoft *really* wants everyone on 10.
  5. Sounds like a bug in the app. According to the forum link, the tech teams are working on a fix, so be patient and wait for the update. As for cracked apps, you take your own risks when using them. I have heard of a fake version of a game (can't think of the name) that sent expensive text messages as a lesson to pirates.
  6. I had a Corsair PSU not play nice with my system. I narrowed it down to just being a defective unit, but I am neither qualified nor willing to risk opening a PSU to identify a bad solder connection or a bad component. That too. Could be an overheating CPU/GPU.
  7. I saw his unboxing of a Samsung T5 SSD, saw the speeds, went out and got one because of his review. I'm honestly shocked at the scumminess of the iPhone giveaway, but I remain on standby to wait and see how this draws out before I make any conclusions. There may be more to this rabbit hole that isn't public yet.
  8. Windows Defender, with Malwarebytes as a backup. I run Bitdefender on family PCs for peace of mind. Gave up using avast a long time ago, got sick of the constant ads and popups. Never looked back.
  9. HDMI would be best. It offers more support for the latest audio standards, like lossless audio. If you pass the signal through the new soundbar via HDMI, then use the ARC HDMI port on your TV you can get the best sound that you can. This screenshot from the Yamaha's manual might help. Image:
  10. Looking for any obscure game mods that anyone would like to share, whether they were abandoned, got forgotten about or you just stumbled upon them randomly late one night. Show them off here! Both are for UT2004. Roadkill Warriors (Website down, webarchive linked here) https://web.archive.org/web/20170422210753/http://roadkillwarriors.com/ Basically Mad Max for UT2004. Bots not working. Deathball (Soccer for UT2004, bots supported. Bots say witty things in the chat) http://www.deathball.net/ Anyone got anything else?
  11. Could be a bad cable. I've had an old one that wore out and when I swapped it for a brand new one, it fixed it.
  12. Essentially their firmware is hacked to misreport, and when it runs out of space on the flash chip it overwrites the data in a loop. They tend to use ultra cheap flash modules and low capacity modules at that. LTT did a video on a Chinese "1024GB" Micro SD card. 1TB Micro SDs and Flash Drives do exist btw, but naturally are super expensive.
  13. NVMe drives are really fast. Though if you hit them up hard, they get hot really fast and they thermal throttle. I get 20Sec boot times to the desktop in my laptop from the time I push the power button. But as @SpaceGhostC2C said, you need to check for compatibility. Some motherboards disable SATA ports to get the bandwidth they need.