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  1. I have a Samsung 850 EVO -series SSD that I use as the secondary (not OS) drive of my desktop PC. I want to encrypt this drive with something, preferably Samsung Magician. Can I back this drive up while it is encrypted AND will it be useful should I ever need to recover the data? Should I decrypt the drive before I back it up? What software do you recommend for encrypting? Samsung Magician? Veracrypt?
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    Router and switch speeds

    I will enable jumbo frames as soon as I get the wired ethernet connection going on with the switch. The shared folder on my NAS has been connected to my Windows 10 PC as a network drive, using Windows' own Map Network Drive -function in Windows Exporer. Top advice mate! Cheers!
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    Router and switch speeds

    Well there's a 5400 rpm HDD inside after all. I guess the experienced speed would be somewhat greater if I put an SSD in but they're just too expensive in larger volumes. Synology DS118 has a 1.4GHz Quad-core Realtek RTD1296 CPU in it.
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    Router and switch speeds

    Yes, it has gigabit ports.
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    Router and switch speeds

    Good insight. Your analysis is correct. My real world problem which I'm trying adress and mitigate is as follows: My house has one desktop PC, one laptop PC, one Synology DS118 NAS (Western Digital Red HDD inside) and a modem-router. Both PCs need to be able to access data on the NAS. Internet signal comes to my house through old telephone wires and the only plug where I can insert the modem is in a different room than where I keep my PCs. This is why the PCs are wirelessly (5GHz 802.11ac) connected to the modem. Now the NAS has to be connected the modem wiredly (cat5e ethernet) and therefor is located right next to the modem. Using the NAS is a bit too slow to my taste, especially when browsing large folders of files or listening to music on the NAS. I would like to know what can be done to improve the experienced speed at which I can access, read and write data on the NAS. I came to the conclusion that I need to run a wire from the other room to this and connect at least my desktop PC wiredly to the router for better connection speed. I also thought about having both PCs and the NAS connected to the same switch in this room, from which an ethernet cable runs to the router.
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    Router and switch speeds

    What does this mean in practice? Are the end user devices such as PCs connected to the 4 ports and then the 5th port used to connect the switch up to a router? Thank you all for your replies.
  7. CYKA

    Router and switch speeds

    This is not anyone's homework. I'm researching options for my home LAN. I'm trying to determine the ideal topography for it.
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    Router and switch speeds

    Question 1 Scenario 1: PC 1 and PC 2 are connected to the same router. Scenario 2: PC 1 and PC 2 are connected to the same switch. In which scenario is the connection speed between PC 1 and PC 2 faster? Is there a meaningful difference? Do switches handle data faster compared to routers? Question 2 Scenario 1: Your PC is connected to a switch, which is connected to a router, which is connected to your ISP's network. Scenario 2: Your PC is connected to a router, which is connected to your ISP's network. Is your internet connection speed noticeably slower in scenario 1 compared to scenario 2? Is there any meaningful difference?
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    Safe to remove drive letter?

    The short cable might be good as the USB 3.1 gen 2 port is located at the top of my computer's back panel. So I could just bend the cable to the top of the case. Ez. Same question as with your previous suggestion: I don't have reformat the internal SATA3 SSD when using it with this cable?
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    Safe to remove drive letter?

    I think I might try this product: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812400693
  11. CYKA

    Safe to remove drive letter?

    Can I just take my internal SSD out and plug it in this device and will it work, or do I have to format the drive first or something?
  12. CYKA

    Safe to remove drive letter?

    Hmm now that's an interesting solution. I'm gonna check out that product.
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    Safe to remove drive letter?

    Of course that's a possibility but there aren't any people using my PC that know how to do this, so I'm not worried.
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    Safe to remove drive letter?

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