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  1. My G.Skill RAM has its own software that I can download and install. They suggest not to use it with other RGB software though, and who knows if their software is even good. I doubt It's a great idea to non-Gigabyte RGB software to control the RGB on my Z390 Aorus Elite, the two fans and LED strip I have installed in my system.
  2. So, I've experimented with a few different things. (Using a Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Elite - Rev 1.0, Bios V 7). 1.) I initially installed RGB Fusion by itself. 2.) I later uninstalled RGB Fusion --> Installed App Center --> Installed RGB Fusion from there. -In both scenarios when using Event viewer, I can see that RGBFusion.exe prevents BOTH my USB flash and USB HDD storage from safely ejecting--even if I reboot my computer! -If I use Process Explorer to kill both RGBFusion.exe and Check_Kill.exe I can safely eject and my RGB colors stay the same. HOWEVER, every time I reboot/power on, I need to go back into Process Explorer and Kill that Process Tree. I have no idea what Check_Kill does or if It's ok to disable? Honestly, I'm super pissed off with this buggy piece of software, but It's essential to keep my RGB operational. Any suggestions on what I can do? Gigabyte support hasn't been very helpful so far. Another user I know has the "Pro" model of this board without App Center installed and the RGB works perfectly fine with no safely eject issue. Also, this person has an entry in "services" called "RGB Fusion" which I don't have. Very strange.
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    A Microsoft BitLocker Questions

    Hmm, I guess I need to learn some networking stuff then. I just figured maybe there was an easy and lazy way to protect my data better.
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    A Microsoft BitLocker Questions

    Is installed malware the only way someone can access the data or is there other means via hacking etc?
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    A Microsoft BitLocker Questions

    I would only use one or the other. I just didn't know if I needed VeraCrypt on all computers or if I just need to enter a PW. Hmm, well, if BitLocker/VeraCrypt can't protect files while I have the drives unlocked and I'm accessing files then I guess this is pointless for me lol. Is there no other solution that can protect my data while I'm accessing the drives?
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    A Microsoft BitLocker Questions

    A.) Ok, so you're saying if I use BitLocker on Win 10 Pro to encrypt a flash drive whether I will be able to access the data from the flash drive via a non-Win 10 Pro PC? B.) Do I need to use VeraCrypt on every computer to see the contents of the encrypted Flash Drive? -Basically I'm looking for a simple solution, not looking to tinker. I have a few drives with sensitive data on them and I just wanna have some level of encryption so if someone does access these drives while connected to a computer, they aren't gonna be able to easily steal / extract the data.
  7. I have Windows 10 Pro which comes with BitLocker. a.) I assume I can use BitLocker on a USB flash drive? If so, am I only able to access the data from my desktop with Windows 10 Pro or how does this work? b.) If I have an USB Flash Drive / HDD encrypted with BitLocker, would this prevent a hacker from stealing data on the drive?
  8. Ok, I think Part Number is different from Model Number and Serial Number? I need to contact Gigabyte and they require this information for a few different components. 1.) Where do I find my Gigabyte "VGA brand and model number"? This question seems to be separate from my motherboard being a Z390 Aorus Elite and different from the BIOS version number. 2.) Where do I find my Memory Part No? G-Skill RAM. 3.) Where do I find the part number of my Intel i5-9600K processor? Is it the Product Code, Batch # or MM# ?
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    Can't safely eject devices.

    Hmm, someone else where told me to uninstall all of my universal serial bus controllers to try and solve this issue and Windows will re-detect them upon reboot. Does this sound plausible or crazy? Also, could this be an indexing issue?
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    Can't safely eject devices.

    Ok, and how do I quickly and accurately find out which process is using the drive? I mean, I can load up task manager but there's kind of a lot of things running.
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    Can't safely eject devices.

    Well, you never can be certain with Windows can you. I'm not actively accessing/transferring anything to the drive, but for peace of mind I'd prefer to be able to safely eject to avoid the possibility of file corruption. I do find it highly unusual that even after a reboot the issue still persists when that has always worked in the past. I tend to work with a lot of external storage plugged in all the time so dealing with this is a bit of a nightmare.
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    Can't safely eject devices.

    I seem to be running into an issue where I can't safely eject USB Mass Storage Devices even after reboot. Not sure what is causing this. Any idea? Even if I only access a single file and close the file down after, I still receive this message.
  13. 1.) So, I noticed that I couldn't safely eject 5 different external drives connected to my computer (Flash/HDD's) which is odd, so I decided to reboot and even after rebooting twice I still can't safely eject them. I'm not sure why that is? Rebooting has always fixed that problem for me if I can't find out what preventing a drive from being safely ejected. 2.) After that I logged out of my MS Account and my screen went black. I'm unable to see or control anything on my monitor (my computer is still on). Now, I'm sure I could probably power down and boot normally, except I have these connected devices that I'm unable to safely eject. What should I do?
  14. Even under the same use case scenario I receive different responses--especially when it comes to defragging. I'm primarily using these drives for media consumption and some document backup via my NAS/Desktop PC. So I'll be accessing files typically from 8 GB up to 100-200 GB. Though, I will have smaller-ish files like Windows Notepad small. Based on my personal experience with 'topping off' drives, they do seem to be a bit slower when the blue capacity bar turns red. Example: I have 1x HDD with 697 GB free out of 9.09 TB and 1x with 75.4 GB free out of 7.27 TB in my Windows desktop. Both *seem* to be slower then what they were before (accessing/reading), not sure about writing as I've never measured the before/after performance. As I mentioned in my OP, the reason I'm asking is because I'd prefer to fill up these drives, but not if It's going to create slow access times / may interfere with video / audio playback via large files. And ideally, tinkering around with this to find the 'sweet spot' could be time consuming so I was checking to see if someone could offer a precise estimate because transferring this much data only to find out I've transferred too much and having to remove a lot of it would be annoying.
  15. Hmm, how are you going to defrag at 99%? Let's say I have a 100-200 GB file, doesn't defrag need enough room to move that file around? If the HDD is almost 'topped off', you won't be able to move that file around to defrag. At least that would be my understanding of the situation. What is so terrible with Windows defrag? It runs on its own as far as I understand. I'm generally not a fan of using 3rd party software unless I absolutely need to.