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  1. 2.5 inch and 3.5 inch are just form factors. There are 3 common form factor: 3.5 inch 2.5 inch 1.8 inch It is basically the width of the drive. 3.5 inch drives are the "best" drives you can get. They are the fastest, have the most capacity last the longest and they are usually quieter than the other drives. I would never use a non 3.5 inch hard drive in a desktop pc. 2.5 and 1.8 ich drives are superior in size. A 3.5 inch drive would fit in most notebooks therefore 1.8 and 2.5 inch drives where used. There is another advantage of 2.5 inch drives: they need less power which makes them usable as a portable drive. 3.5 inch drives need relatively much power. 2.5 inch drives can be powered by an usb Bus. A 3.5 inch drive would need external power A 2.5 inch drive can be plugged with a single USB cable. There are to many drawbacks with 2.5 inch hard drives I wouldn´t want to use one in my desktop setup.
  2. Hey Guys I think I need some help. I tried to convert my old Legacy Windows installation to an uefi installation with the MBR2GPT.exe tool. I followed a guide which recommended using the command line interface in the troubleshooting menu. /validate worked for me therefore I tried to convert which gave me this response: MBR2GPT: Attempting to convert disk 0 MBR2GPT: Retrieving layout of disk MBR2GPT: Validating layout, disk sector size is: 512 bytes MBR2GPT: Trying to shrink the system partition MBR2GPT: Trying to shrink the OS partition MBR2GPT: Creating the EFI system partition MBR2GPT: Installing the new boot files MBR2GPT: Performing the layout conversion MBR2GPT: Migrating default boot entry MBR2GPT: Adding recovery boot entry MBR2GPT: Fixing drive letter mapping MBR2GPT: Conversion completed successfullyCall WinReReapir to repair WinRE MBR2GPT: Failed to update ReAgent.xml, please try to manually disable and enable WinRE. MBR2GPT: Before the new system can boot properly you need to switch the firmware to boot to UEFI mode!PS Everything fine so far except the update of ReAgent.xml I wasn´t able to enable WinRE manually. The command line said "command not found". On an other forum I found someone who had exactly the same issues. The other users told him to reboot because the conversion was successful. It worked for him therefore I tried the same. Now my PC won´t start at all. When I select "uefi" in BIOS I the SSD (with windows installation) isn´t even listed. When I select Legacy/CSM I can select my SSD as a boot device. But once startet nothing happens except a promt which says something like "insert bootable "device" I have a USB Stick with windows on it. I tried booting and can use its troubleshooting menu. I already used the command line and and was able to disable and enable the WinRE. I tried using the MBR2GPT tool again and ran the validation command. This time it automatically selects disk-1 instead of disk0. Running for disk-1 returns an error instantly. When I manually select disk 0 It does retrieve the layout and it does validate the layout and it does recognise the right sector size but the validation still fails. It looks like this: MBR2GPT: Attempting to validate disk 0 MBR2GPT: Retrieving layout of disk MBR2GPT: Validating layout, disk sector size is: 512 bytes Disk layout validation failed for disk 0 I´ve no idea what to do next. Can anyone help me?
  3. thank you.but I can only access the cmd with an win10 usb stick. I can´t open the device manager by typing devmgmt.msc. That´s why I asked for another way.
  4. The x299 platform has some advatages over the usual desktop platforms. For gaming there are no advatages. If you really want to upgrade I would suggest an i9 10900x. At around 600$ it might be even cheaper than buying a high perfomance CPU (like i7 9700k or i9 9900k) and a mainboard. I wouldn´t recommend this but you already spent al lot of mony on your platform. Maybe you can sell it for a good price. If you can´t get a good price you better keep it. At least a 10 core processor should be good enough for the next years.
  5. Hello there, I´ve got an old Notebook which was recently upgraded to Windows 10. There seems to be an issue with the GPU drivers - the Intel HD Graphics to be exact. There us a dedicated (AMD) GPU aswell. When this "device" is deactivated everything works fine. When activated everything crashes and the system refuses to boot properly. The last update activated the device. Is there any way to deactivate a device within windows without using the device manager? I can only use the console (cmd) amd registry. Can anyone help me?
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