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About Krolic

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  • Interests
    Physics, gaming, computers, every thing tech
  • Biography
    Currently a PhD student in medical biophysics researching machine vision learning for CT images, Masters in Physics focusing on electromagnetic induction, and undergrad in Engineering Physics.... so ya, I'm kind of a nerd. Love gaming, tech, physics, electronics, and generally everything with electricity that is out of my student budget. Always love a fun DIY tech project, let me use my engineering degree to good use (especially if I can save a buck).
  • Occupation
    Graduate Student


  • CPU
    i7 6700K
  • Motherboard
    Asus Z170-A
  • RAM
    32 GB DDR4
  • GPU
    Zotac GTX 1070 AMP!
  • Case
    NZXT H440
  • Storage
    Intel 600P @ 512 GB
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA G2 750W
  • Cooling
    be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G710+
  • Mouse
    Logitect Master MX
  • Sound
    B&W DM4 Bookshelf
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. Cool. I'm only going to Shenzhen.
  2. Why I said I wanted a cheap phone, one I only need for the trip. And I've travelled to the US constantly without ever having any issue.
  3. Ok, that's what I want for a SIM. How did you get it, and how can I?
  4. I am going to China in about month and was looking for a cheap phone and SIM card to get. Have in mind in a Canadian, so that could limit my options on what's available. Edit: Just looking for cheap (50-100 CAD) phone suggestions and potentially Chinese SIM options for about a two week trip. Note cannot speak Chinese/Mandarin/Cantonese.
  5. Again, this is for the technically un-savvy and it is only for the parents. That would be too complicated for them. And flashing is definitely out of their ability.
  6. I was wondering if people know of any routers that have built in VPN ability that is EASY to set-up. This is for a friend's parents who live half-way around the world and are only around for a short while, so maintenance should be as simple as possible and doing this through a router makes it as seamless for them as possible since they enabling the program and changing settings may be getting too complicated. I know brands like Linksys and Asus have routers that have the ability to set-up VPN services link ExpressVPN through them, but do any of these routers have that ability without needing to buy for another service? Do people have any suggestions?
  7. For cloud, read above. For IronWolf, they are NAS and I am not entirely sure how NAS specific drives work for read and write speeds compared to enterprise drives.
  8. It is security reasons. I do research at a hospital, so the data contains patient information. However, again, I am only looking for something reliable for myself. If I explain the setup it would maybe be easier. My research is with patient data, and mainly images (CT, MRI, histology, etc.). Because of this, cloud storage is not an option regardless of the cost. The research institute sector of the hospital (which is what I am apart of) has multiple servers that they manage and we have access to a few to store our data on it. However, because of the nature of the work the amount of data is massive. Upgrading the servers is a current issue itself as we are running out of storage, but there are a lot of other logistical issues there. Because of that, I am not looking to upgrade the server, nor am I looking into setting up a RAID for myself. The servers that we are connected to have all of redundancy and back-up and monitoring issues necessary. With the server access, I do have the data stored there and continually update the storage. However, when I am preprocessing images or doing tests I usually dont pull them off of the server because of other network connection issues (basically, super fucking slow). So I was looking for a solution for me to be able to work easily locally without excessive risk.
  9. Back-up to the server is constant. However, our lab deals with massive amounts of data constantly.
  10. Again, stuff is being backed-upped to a local server.
  11. A lot of reasons that cant be done.
  12. Not exactly. We have data stored on servers, but a lot of time it is just the source images/files since putting everything would be too large and expensive. I dont think a RAID config is feasible for just my local work computer, considering the time and money required. I know a lot of standard hard drives are not meant to be run intensely for an extended period of time, which was why I was moving more towards the enterprise level drives.
  13. Hi, The hard drive in my work computer has been acting a little strangely lately and I am looking for a newer one. The data on the drive aren't just games and stuff, but images I use for research that really cannot be lost (and sources wont be lost, as they are backed-up, but any processing would be potentially). Because of this, I am looking for something very reliable. I have been focusing on Seagate Exos and WD Gold/Ultrastar, but I am not entirely sure what the best option is. Is there really a major difference between the two? I believe the WD would be helium sealed, but the Seagate wont be since I am not going for the >8 TB models. Or are something like a WD Black and Seagate BarraCuda Pro reliable as well?
  14. TL:DR - what is a good software (willing to pay) for hard drive recovery, specifically for dead external hard drives. So, at my work there is an external hard drive that I was given that has data one it for a project I am working on. At the moment, the drive is pretty much dead and I do not know how to get the data I need off of it, nor do I know if the data even exists (it's a cluster f*@! of a situation). It's a Lacie drive (so, Seagate) but their in-house free software isn't the best because the data I need are in uncommon file formats, most likely dicom of Nifti. I have looked online at some hard drive recovery software and got my supervisor on board to pay for one, but I am not sure which to recommend. I was looking at EaseUS as an option, but I really don't know if its a decent one, or what to look for to know if its decent. We also have some one or two other older external hard drives that are dead (less important data though) so I was hoping to get something that should work for the main drive retailers (WD, Seagate, etc.). Edit: The drives are pretty much dead, in the sense that when plugged into a computer Windows just prompts them to be reformatted.
  15. Fair. I do love the idea of using a water distribution block. I wish those would become more common, but I do understand you need a design for each case and then for each mobo.