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  1. Hi, I would like to get a 2 bay NAS drive. I'm not looking to run any applications on it. I just want to use it as a file sharing drive on my network. I'm debating between the Synology DS218j or theWD My Cloud EX2 NAS drive. Both are in my price range. Do you know which one is the better choice? Are they both relatively silent? The main difference I see is the Synology has 512mb and the WD has 1gb of RAM. Any advice will greatly be appreciated. Thanks! David
  2. Hi, thanks for all the replies. I'm not planning to do any manual overclocking. If it can reach a single core of 5ghz I'll be happy. Thanks.
  3. Thanks! That's reassuring.
  4. Hi, I'm looking getting a i9-9900k. I really like the Gigabyte Z390 Designare because of the cost and the included Thunderbolt 3 ports which I need. I rather not but an add-on card. The only concern is that it has 12+1 Phases Digital VRM while the higher-end models have 16+1 Phases Digital VRM. I'm not looking to do much overclocking but I would like the CPU at least hit the 5Ghz boost without an issue. Do you think this motherboard will be ok with the CPU? Thanks! https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813145110
  5. davidst95

    20 Gbps Thunderbolt Ethernet Adapaters

    Thank you. I have so much to learn
  6. Hi, I have an Intel NUC and a Desktop that are both connected to my router by ethernet. I also attached a Thunderbolt 3 cable between my NUC and Desktop. Windows 10 will then discover 20 Gbps "Thunderbolt Ethernet' adapters on each device. I assigned both Thunderbolt Ethernet adapters each an IP that are in the same subnet. I then can ping each other to verify they can communicate with each other. My question is, how can I tell my NUC or desktop to send large files like Movies or copies of VMs over to each other using only the Thunderbolt adapter and not the regular ethernet adapter. If anyone can point me in the correct direction. I would be very appreciated. Thank you! David
  7. I finally figured out the issue. PCIe Slot 4 was using PCH however I also had an M.2 NVMe in a slot that uses PCH too. Once I moved the M.2 drive to a slot that only uses the CPU lanes it detected the Thunderbolt card. Thanks again for the help.
  8. Ok thanks again! Hopefully, they can tell which one is the PCH PCIe x4_2 slot.
  9. I found a website that says it's only supported in the PCH PCIe x4_2 slot. How do I figure out which one that is? Thanks again for the help.
  10. I tried updating the BIOS but no luck. I attached a screenshot of the Peripherals page if that's any help.
  11. OK I'll try the latest BIOS. Thanks for the help!
  12. I didn't see any option to enable TB3 anywhere so I was assuming the BIOS is not detecting it. I saw screenshots of where it should be and it's not showing on my BIOS screen. Thanks.
  13. Yes, I tried all the slots but no luck.
  14. Hi, I have an X299 Gigabyte Gaming 7 motherboard with an I7-7820K CPU. I purchased Gigabyte GC-Alpine Ridge Thunderbolt 3 card. I installed the thunderbolt cable to the motherboard port and tried multiple PCIe slots but it will not show up in the BIOS. When I switch PCIe slots the motherboard will boot a few times for a couple of seconds but finally, it goes into the BIOS. I connected all the cables to the video card too. Am I do something wrong or could the Thunderbolt PCIe card be defective? Any help will be greatly appreciated. David
  15. Hi, I have an Intel Optane 980P 480GB SSD running as a Windows 10 Pro boot drive and VM storage. I haven't noticed any speed increase when working with VMs using either VMWare Workstation or Virtual Box during boot up or working in them for software development. They seem to load and run about the speed as same as my 1TB PM961 NVMe SSD. The same can be true when loading games. I tried to install the Intel driver for it, but Windows will only allow me to use the one they created. I attached screenshots of the drive info and benchmarks. If someone could tell me if I am doing something wrong or if I shouldn't expect a significant increase in speed, I will be greatly appreciated. My computer has I7-7820X CPU and 64GB of DDR 3200Mhz RAM. Thanks. David