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Everything posted by Mr.Humble

  1. It probably could be done if I knew any programming at all. I found a solution though: I looked up the event ID and source when the external SSD gets plugged in, then I used that as a trigger in Event planner to start the copy "script" stored on the external SSD. However then I was running into an issue where if I plug in another external drive, it starts the copy if the external SSD is still connected. I solved that by making a more detailed filter for the trigger event as shown: <QueryList> <Query Id="0" Path="Microsoft-Windows-Ntfs/Operational"> <Select Path="System">*[System[Provider[@Name='Microsoft-Windows-Ntfs'] and (Level=4 or Level=0) and (EventID=98) and TimeCreated[timediff(@SystemTime) <= 10000]]] and *[EventData[Data[@Name='DriveName'] and (Data='W:')]]</Select> </Query> </QueryList> I found out how to do that here. This way the event "Import laptop backup" only triggers when the external SSD is inserted, and it ignores any other (NTFS) external drives.
  2. PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $308.98 @ Amazon Motherboard Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard $164.99 @ B&H Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg Storage Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $168.99 @ Amazon Video Card Asus Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB STRIX Gaming OC Video Card $409.99 @ Newegg Case NZXT H710i ATX Mid Tower Case $169.99 @ Amazon Power Supply Corsair RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $99.98 @ Amazon Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $1412.91 Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-18 15:01 EST-0500 tweaked
  3. X570 boards don't limit the configuration there won't be any limitations for the drives
  4. Hi, I need some help with my backup. My situation: I have a laptop and a desktop with a large hard drive for storage. I periodically backup the laptop to a portable SSD using Acronis and differential backup. I want to have an automatic solution to copying that backup to my desktop. I know this can be done with a robocopy script in a .bat file and an autorun, but I'm not sure how to make it work when I plug in the drive. I would prefer to avoid a solution requiring other software. I tried to modify a solution from this thread but I don't know how to make it start on it's own when I connect the SSD to the desktop. https://superuser.com/questions/22766/how-can-i-automatically-copy-files-to-a-usb-drive-when-i-connect-it-to-my-comput these are the "scripts" I use: the .bat file: @echo off cls echo waiting goto check Change the STUFF TO COPY location to the folder that you want everything inside to be send to the usb's, and change the 3 instances of G: to whatever drive letter that the USB uses. Good Luck! :start set choice= robocopy "W:\BACKUP\VOJTA-NOTEBOOK" "D:\BACKUP\VOJTA-NOTEBOOK" /E /XA:SH /R:3 /NP /V echo Waiting for removal goto wait :check timeout /t 1 /nobreak >nul if exist "W:" (goto start) else goto check :wait timeout /t 1 /nobreak >nul if exist "W:" (goto wait) else ( echo removed echo waiting goto check ) the autorun: [autorun] ;Open=backup_copy_ntb.bat ShellExecute=backup_copy_ntb.bat UseAutoPlay=1 Does anyone have any suggestion please?
  5. I know it's kinda old, but the Qualified Vendor List for that motherboard (also kinda old) only goes up to 3200 MHz: https://download.gigabyte.com/FileList/Memory/mb_memory_ga-ab350m-gaming3_pinnacle.pdf Afraid you might me SOL EDIT: Official MB specs also only up to 3200MHz
  6. For storing non-critical data (movies etc.), literally the cheapest drive with the capacity you need will do.
  7. Hi, I personally have a bunch of Kingstons and some Adatas. Why do you need a USB stick?
  8. The 8-pin should be capable of delivering about 230W, the most powerful CPU for that board is rated at 105W, so you should be fine. Not sure you'll get far with Ryzen OC tho. EDIT: corrected the number and source: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/854595-what-is-the-power-limit-for-one-8-pin-eps-connector/
  9. Mine probably dying too, except it's a 1080...
  10. Thanks for the advice. I tried to rule out the motherboard by swapping the GPU to the other slot, DDU'd and clean installed drivers, reset boost profile of the card... and what do I get Artifacts and freezes on the d e s k t o p. Afraid she's drawing her last breaths. Now here's an expense I really don't need right now.
  11. Hi there, my 1080 is being utilized heavily in Folding@Home. However lately my PC has been experiencing freezes that could only be resolved by a hard reset. In event log there's a bunch of entries with event ID 17 - corrected hardware error. How should I proceed to make sure it's the GPU?
  12. not really, a slight boost to the GPU clock but that's it. I'll try to investigate further but I was wondering if it may be a Windows update issue
  13. Hey is anyone else experiencing freezes? Whenever I come back home to my PC it the last couple days it's unresponsive and I need to reboot it. I get an event ID 6008 after that but no immediatelly obvious cause
  14. Do you know what happens when there's a power outage you don't know about cause you're at school in a different city and your PC isn't set to restore previous state on AC power loss?
  15. I ended up going with a tiered storage space - 450GB SSD Simple Tier, 3700GB Parity 5 columm HDD tier. Initially I set up a storage pool in the GUI, then moved over to Powershell to set up the columms, tiers, and the virtual disk. I was reffering to the topics below and some guides on Microsoft website. Performance of the previous Parity Space: performance of the Tiered storage space:
  16. slowly but surely Ryzen ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
  17. a lot of other people besides you're literally 120 spots ahead, I don't think I'm catching up with you
  18. Same, I'm holding out hope that other people don't fold 24/7
  19. hey. no quitting here. Let's both F O L D and make it to top 100 ?
  20. The PC has a 4 core Intel i5 and is used as a host for VMware so I doubt it. This and one other thread on this would be my guide. I know the GUI leaves a lot to be desired - literally, I desire more settings - but for the initial setup of "just" a Parity Space it was good practice. Okay the numbers before are a bit of a fake news, the GUI shows max. capacity of the array at 5.45TB, and the Space is currently 3TB (4.5TB with Parity). Of course, I'm not that ignorant ? Here's the diskmark result:
  21. No idea about that, and I have zero experience with bash and very little with actual Linux. The other day I was super happy and pleased about myself for managing to install a program that wasn't in the package manager so... ?
  22. I'll look into that, currently the Storage Space is set up using the GUI. The total capacity including the parity is around 4,5TB, so it appears it only uses half of the 2TB drive but otherwise it's roughly on point (1TB ~ 931GB as shown etc.) Windows 10 Pro 1903 I assume that needs to be changed in Powershell? I can try it, currently (can post diskmark later) the sequential writes are about 30MB/s writing from my SSD powered PC over Gigabit network. not on that PC ? I don't have the authority to switch the OS on that machine, the "NAS" needs to stay a part of Windows. I know it's not the best way to go about it but I don't want to spend money on another device and I can't run the Windows as a VM. Do you think that's my best course of action? Laboring through a Powershell setup and setting it up as a Tiered Storage Space with 1 SSD and 5 HDDs in Parity? I don't strictly require it to be parity but I would like it to be as capacity efficient as possible.
  23. Hi there! Recently I set up a Parity Storage space consisting of 4 1TB + one 2TB HDD, for a total of 3TB usable capacity, in my dad's PC and mapped it as a network drive to the rest of our devices. The objective was to have a central backup storage location and share media files in the household. Aside from a lower-than-expected capacity, it works as intended, but the write speed s u c k s. I have a spare 500GB SSD that I want to combine with it to accelerate it and create a small tiered solution. Question is, what would be the best way about it? Option 1: Tiered Storage Spaces The machine is Windows 10 Pro, so it would require Powershell wizardry, but it can be done. I would have to offload around 2TB of data first and dismantle the current Storage Space (I assume), but I have the spare capacity on external drives. Option 2: Primocache The idea is to combine the "single drive" - Parity Storage Space - and the SSD. I'm not sure it would work, but it could be easier and without hassling with Powershell. Paid solution dependent on software Option 3: Stablebit Drivepool Same as Primocache, possibly more robust in terms of setting up the drive pool from scratch. Paid solution dependent on software Option 4: StoreMI Right now the PC is based on Intel Z77, but a Ryzen 3600 upgrade is planned for around the end of the year. What would be your recommendation?