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About AbydosOne

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  • Location
    Chicago, USA
  • Occupation
    Electrical Engineer


  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 1600X
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Strix B350-F
  • RAM
    G.Skill 16GB 3200MHz
  • GPU
    Nvidia GTX 770 2GB (Reference Design)
  • Case
    Anidees AI-07BW
  • Storage
    Samsung 500GB 960 PRO, Samsung 500GB 970 EVO, Seagate 3TB 7200RPM HDD
  • PSU
    Corsair CX650M
  • Display(s)
    Dell U3415W
  • Cooling
    Corsair H80i v2
  • Keyboard
    Microsoft Modern Keyboard (over Bluetooth)
  • Mouse
    Logitech M510
  • Sound
    Teac CR-H101 w/ Micca MB42X Bookshelf Speakers
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Professional

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  1. @Nardella If the SSD is NVMe, make sure that it's plugged into the M.2 slot away from the bracket. If it's SATA, plug it into the one closer to the bracket (and then you'll need to run a SATA cable to the motherboard). Which PCIe slot do you have it installed in?
  2. If we're at the point of discussing using recovery software like Testdisk/Recuva/etc., chkdsk ain't gonna fix nothin'. chkdsk isn't even in the said vein of troubleshooting as file recovery; it's for finding in-place corruption and fixing it using the disk's or filesystem's built-in checksums/CRCs/other mechanisms. AFAIK, it can't recover a filesystem from scratch at all, which is where OP is at. In chkdsk, /r precludes /f, not the other way around. Also, /x also includes /f, so that's redundant as well. An SD card will never be C:\. If you weren't an "industry affiliate", I'd have an easier time ignoring some of the "advice" this profile gives, but you, as a (presumed) representative of Seagate, do not make me want to buy that company's drives. This isn't the first time I've tried to talk to you about this.
  3. Did you follow this?: https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk:_undelete_file_for_FAT If all this is above your level, you both might be better off sending it to a professional before any more damage is done (not putting you down, just making sure things don't get worse).
  4. @Andrazy That adapter is most likely only PCIe x1 (not full M.2 x4), so you're already leaving a lot of performance behind (besides the fact that laptop CPU is going to be miserable for any gaming). Those USB cable type are for mining rigs (not high bandwidth). And that power supply is woefully inadequate. It's only 25W. To run a GTX1050Ti, you'll need at bare minimum 100W (8-9A at 12V). For efficiency (and safety!), go with something closer to 200W. You'll also need to provide PCIe power if your card requires it (some 1050Ti do, some don't; all 1030s don't). Honest opinion: if you're spending the money to game, just build a low end tower (it will work better than this); if you want a laptop, don't bother trying to get eGPUs to work (unless there's Thunderbolt). There just isn't the BIOS support for GPUs on laptops, and there's nowhere to go if it doesn't work.
  5. Try TestDisk. It works at a lower level than most file recovery software.
  6. Oh good, I'm not crazy. Oh bother, it's a Windows bug.
  7. Ask yourself: Do you really need ~8GB/sec performance out of your RAID card? (probably not; what are you using it for?) Do you really need x16 to your GPU? (also, probably not; most run at x8 with maybe 5fps difference) I have a B350 board with GPU x8, NVMe x4 (in adapter in other x8 slot), NVMe x4 (M.2), and a 10G NIC (chipset) without any perceived bottlenecks. I think if you take a hard look at the actual bandwidth you need, you might be able to get away with a lot more options.
  8. Between the right Alt and Ctrl keys. I don't think it's replacing any (useful) keys. Probably above 90% of the time it works perfectly. It usually only fails if my hands are greasy or wet or pruney, or I come in with the wrong part of my finger. I have Windows set up to prompt for my PIN if that happens (you only get three biometric tries). I'm more of a coder/writer than a gamer, so that's why I went with it. It works well enough for a casual flight in KSP (for me).
  9. It's not exactly cheap, but the Microsoft Modern Keyboard has a fingerprint reader and is Bluetooth or USB. I have it (mainly because I discovered I don't like mechanical keyboards), and it works pretty well over both BT and USB (though biometric is slower over BT, and it goes to sleep after a few minutes of idle when on BT and take a moment to reconnect; connecting over USB solves both).
  10. I actually have been running MemTest a bunch on my 3200 CAS14 system (trying and failing to track down a Heisenbug), and it tells me that it's something like 18GB/sec, which is where I got my number from. Maybe that's per stick?
  11. Not enough bandwidth/speed. DDR4 RAM is something like 10-20GB/sec, while NVMe is maybe 2.5GB/sec in real use, best case. The CPU controls the RAM directly*, instead of translating to a serial bus and having that information decoded on the other end by the SSD controller, leading to much better response times (nanoseconds vs milliseconds). * = Modern CPUs control directly. Previous systems would have a separate chip communicating with the CPU passing RAM information. As demand for RAM speed increased, the controller moved onto the CPU directly.
  12. AFAIK, this won't work, because a RAID of one drive won't present the drive SMART data.
  13. I think the quick answer is to just buy another enclosure. More than likely, Clikfree is built into the USB-to-SATA chip, and so there's nothing you can do to get around it, electrically.
  14. Hence my air-quotes. From the common perspective of "formatted = no files", it's true, but no, technically it's not formatted, you're right.
  15. Short answer: yes, in that all the files will be gone. Longer answer: not yet, but it will probably destroy whatever other formatting is on the disk. That prompt is asking which type of partition map to create, which will overwrite whatever one was there before (if there was one? Usually that only applies to drives that are brand new...). You can then create a partition and format it with a file system, at which point it will show up as a drive in Windows.