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About CircleTech

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    The forums used computer parts guy.

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    Computers, computer hardware, DIY activities and pretty much anything involving electronic stuff.
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  • CPU
    2x intel Xeon e5-2609 v2
  • Motherboard
    Lenovo D30 Motherboard
  • RAM
    128GB of DDR3 (16x8gb)
  • GPU
    Nvidia GTX 970
  • Case
    Lenovo D30 case
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 Evo 256GB, 256GB samsung 840 Evo SSD, 2TB HGST HDD
  • PSU
    1100w delta PSU
  • Display(s)
    1920x1080p 21.5" samsung monitor
  • Cooling
    Lenovo D30 cooler
  • Keyboard
    HP keyboard
  • Mouse
    HP mouse
  • Sound
    Soundblaster audigy2 PCI sound card.
  • Operating System
    windows 10 pro 64-bit

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  1. Today on CUDAs hardware misadventures:


    I tried to simultaneously format a securely wiped samsung SSD to NTFS while also trying to update the firmware at the same time. 


    Image result for facepalm


    Needless to say both the programs froze and stayed that way for several hours, until I was forced to yank the drive from my PC. At that point the SSD was "bricked"


    I did save it though, I force-flashed new firmware onto the SSD, now it works again. 


    don't be CUDA people, don't try to format an SSD while updating the firmware at the same time

    1. iamdarkyoshi


      I personally don't like secure erase. If the hard drive is inturrupted, it won't finish and it stays in a drivelocked state with an unknown password


      This trashed so many HDDs at my previous job

    2. Droidbot


      why does this remind me of the 12 year old kid who flashed Note8 firmware on his S8 and wondered why it wouldn't boot. Good old /r/Android memes

    3. TopHatProductions115


      And thus, the world spins evermore out of control, with yet another bricked hard drive to add to the tech cemetery.