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About manicottimuffin

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  • Location
    Tennessee, US
  • Occupation
    Computer repair technician


  • CPU
    i5-7600k @ 4.6 GHz
  • Motherboard
    Asrock Z270 Killer SLI/AC
  • RAM
    16GB (4x4) G.Skill Ripjaws V
  • GPU
  • Case
    Cooler Master Masterbox Pro 5 RGB
  • Storage
    256GB WD Black NVMe SSD (Windows); 500GB WD Blue SATA SSD (Ubuntu); 1TB SanDisk Ultra SATA SSD; 4TB WD Blue HDD
  • PSU
    Corsair CX650M
  • Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Ultimate
  • Mouse
    Razer Death Adder
  • Operating System
    Windows 10; Ubuntu

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  1. manicottimuffin

    Help Swapping M.2 Boot drive in Laptop

    You'll want to first get some kind of enclosure/adapter for the new drive, that way you can connect it to the computer via USB without removing your boot drive. Follow this guide for cloning your drive to the new one Swap the drives and make sure the new one boots correctly and that all your software (including Windows) is activated NOTE: if, for some reason, your 512GB SSD has all your files contained in a 256GB partition, you can go into Disk Management, right click the partition, and extend it to fill the rest of the drive. This is not usually necessary, but could potentially be a problem if you don't know how to fix it.
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    X570 M.2 placement

    This is true, but I would be mindful that in some motherboards, using certain M.2 slots will deactivate particular SATA ports on your board, so make sure you check your manual and are aware of any SATA ports that could be turned off by your M.2 placement
  3. manicottimuffin

    So I need help installing my new SSD’s

    I would reccomend unplugging all your other drives and using a known good SATA cable to plug your SSD into the SATA 1 port (or whichever port you use for your boot drive) and THEN try using ubuntu/windows installer. If that doesn't work, it sounds like an issue with the drives themselves.
  4. manicottimuffin

    So I need help installing my new SSD’s

    Have you tried different sata cables/ports?
  5. manicottimuffin

    Creating a Benchmark HDD

    Nice, that should work just as well but would just be a little bit more of a pain to format in the event that you needed to start fresh.
  6. manicottimuffin

    Creating a Benchmark HDD

    You could partition your HDD into two sections and have a smaller, bootable partition with Windows 10 and a secondary partition with all your games on it. This way, your games would be in one place and could easily move with you from computer to computer. On your main machine, boot into the SSD. In any other machine, boot into the HDD. Either way, your games are loaded on the HDD and will show up in windows.
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    So I need help installing my new SSD’s

    I would try booting into a live ubuntu USB or even a Windows 10 installer and seeing if the drives are visible there. If they are, you could try formatting them before testing again in your OS. Additionally, I know Windows 10 1903 update was having some trouble with machines that multiple drives, so the issue could also lie there if you're using the latest and greatest from Microsoft.
  8. manicottimuffin

    Samsung 860 QVO 2TB worth it for Primed day?

    It does not support NVMe, but it does have a slot for M.2 and should work, you just might not get the full benefit of the extra speed that NVMe drives have over SATA m.2 drives. I found this that might be helpful: https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/is-the-samsung-sm951-m-2-pci-e-nvme-compatible-with-my-ga-z97x-ud3h-bk-rev-1-0.2498696/
  9. manicottimuffin

    Help Changing C Drive and Other drive

    Hey, it happens, everyone has to make a mistake for the first time - it's how you learn. The good thing is, you didn't make a mistake that's hard to correct and you have a few options for fixing it. Your C drive will always be the drive on which Windows is installed. To change your HDD to the C drive, you will have to install Windows onto it and then boot from it, which I don't recommend doing. The main benefit of having an SSD is having faster load/response times when using the machine, so having Windows on your SSD is definitely the right call. What I do is use my SSD for my C drive and my HDD for my secondary drive, but I relocated all of my folders (Documents, Desktop, Downloads, etc.) to my HDD. This keeps all my files on my secondary drive, where I am less likely to run out of space, but allows me to use my SSD for my Windows installation. This gives me full advantage of the increased speed that an SSD provides. You can usually fit a few programs, like web browsers or even a game or two onto your SSD, but the main purpose of having the SSD is for the operating system itself. You can follow this guide to move the user folders to the HDD and that should begin to free up some space: https://www.dummies.com/computers/operating-systems/windows-10/how-to-change-the-location-of-user-folders-in-windows-10/ (I know that is a Dummies guide, but it really does explain it well - no offense intended:) You can also change your download directories in applications like Steam and Epic Games Launcher to automatically download all your new games to your HDD instead of your SSD and even go back after they have been download and change the install location. https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=7418-YUBN-8129 I don't know what you have installed on your computer, but moving things over might be a pretty good option. If you move one or two bigger games/applications from your SSD to your HDD, it can start to free up space in a hurry.
  10. manicottimuffin

    Can I run VM servers?

    That looks good too, I've been looking into proxmox and I'm liking everything I'm reading. From what I see, I could potentially use VMs instead of LXC containers if needed, which I like. In your experience, is it pretty important to have working knowledge of the command line for maintenance, or can I set it up initially and then let it do its thing? I can get by well enough, but don't know enough to really get after it without some guidance.
  11. manicottimuffin

    Can I run VM servers?

    That sounds perfect. So my setup is something I'm able to snag from work and my old rig, but it would be a ryzen 3 2200g, 8gb and a couple of 4tb wd blues. Would this be okay for what I'm wanting to do? Also, is this available in the free version of unraid, or would I be paying for the software?
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    Can I run VM servers?

    Okay, so when using this setup resources would be assigned automatically, as needed? Then, if I wanted to add another “docker,” it would adjust to give each process what it needs? Just wanting to make sure I’m understanding.
  13. manicottimuffin

    Can I run VM servers?

    This might be a silly question, but I can’t find the answer. I’m pretty familiar with pc hardware, and am wanting to create a home server. My fiancée has a MacBook and I use PCs, so I was wondering if I could create one physical server that runs multiple VMs to accomplish the following tasks: 1. Network time machine 2. Dropbox-like NAS for Mac and PC 3. Networked backup drive for my PCs 4. Media server I know it would have to be a beefier server to run all three of these, but I don’t want to build separate machines. Would it be possible to do this? If so, what software would I need? I have essentially zero experience in the server space and am having a hard time figuring out exactly what I’d need to do after building the thing. Thanks