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Everything posted by Speedbird

  1. Just for the OS it is fine, but I also like to keep some games on it that I frequently play. But it's up to you. I personally feel that GTA V loads much faster on an SSD, if you play it as well.
  2. Thank you for your suggestions. My server is local hosted, on the same network as the 2nd desktop computer (the one running Linux.) I don't really store anything important on the server alone at the moment, other than movies. I would need uploading over the internet because of the 1st desktop computer, which is in a completely different physical building. I used to have a second server on that network as well, with a site-to-site VPN, however I shut that down because I didn't use it a lot. And I had issues with performance on it anyway. I will probably stick with just RAID 1 then, and I'll look into IFTT. Thanks again!
  3. I would consider a larger SSD, such as 250GB. And preferably from Crucial, Sandisk or Samsung, they make good drives. Otherwise it looks good.
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  5. Hello, So I have a rather unusual and complex setup of computers. I have 2 homes, and spend equal amounts of time in both of them, and both have their own desktop computers. One has a 750GB SSD+1TB HDD and runs Windows 10 Enterprise, the other has a 500GB SSD only and runs Linux Mint 19. I also have a server, which has 2*1TB drives in RAID 1, with plenty of available space, running Ubuntu 18.04 Server. I also have 2 laptops: an HP Probook 455 G1, running Windows 10 Home and packing a 256GB SSD, and an HP Stream x360, with a 32GB eMMC drive running Linux Mint 19. Right now, even though I store some files in the cloud, I have no system in place for restoring system state should there be a failure. My current situation and some of my thoughts are as follows Important documents are stored in either Google Docs or Microsoft OneDrive, but not both at once. Photos from my phone are backed up automatically to Google Photos. I've also organised some into albums, for easy access, and have backed up copies of some albums to Microsoft OneDrive. This leads me to my first question: would there be a way to automatically have the copy in OneDrive be updated, should there be changes to the one in Google Photos? The first desktop computer, the one with a 750GB SSD and 1TB HDD, has a lot of programs installed, all with their own settings, and setting everything up again from scratch would be quite time-consuming. This is the main computer that I want to back up, all others are second to this. I'm thinking of using Windows System Image Backup to back up the entire contents of the SSD onto the HDD, and to prevent problems should the HDD fail, I'm gonna run File History backups on it. However, I'm not decided yet on where to save them. Should I use an external hard drive (I have old internal drives lying around which I can easily put in a USB enclosure), or use my server for this? If I were to use the server, I would somehow need to upload backups over the internet, as it is on a different network. Are there any such software solutions available, preferably free? For other computers, the system state isn't as important, but I would still want to have a File History (or a Linux equivalent) solution set up. Are there any such programs available for Linux? If I choose to back up to my server, should I make a backup of the server itself as well? Or is the redundancy from RAID 1 enough? Any thoughts on this are welcome, and feel free to suggest alternative solutions to mine. Huge thanks in advance.
  6. It won't. Again if your connection is below 100/100 it'll handle just fine, even on WiFi. Over that it will handle too, but I suggest using ethernet. Ethernet can do up to 1 Gigabit, and no home router has higher bandwidth ethernet available right now.
  7. I don't think you'll find any laptops with an i5, 8GB and Thunderbolt 3 with $300. With $600 you may find a used laptop with a better dedicated graphics adapter, but that likely won't run any AAA titles at 60 fps.
  8. Router setup isn't that complicated, you'd have to disable the DHCP server on the router and plug in the incoming ethernet to the LAN port. (not WAN). The ethernet ports are good for up to 1 Gigabit, and the WiFi can do 1167 mb/s theoretically, and if you have a wifi adapter that supports it. I can also guarantee from personal experience that you can get up to 100 Mb/s on Wifi if your hardware supports it. Then again, my hardware only had a theoretical maximum speed of 450 mb/s.
  9. NZXT has some pretty good cases. The S340 is my go-to case when my friends ask me to build a PC for them. Since your budget is a bit bigger too, I'd suggest you go for the H440.
  10. My aunt bought a Moto G after I recommended it, and she's quite satisfied. I agree with Rossman, get a Motorola.
  11. I'd say replace the Seagate HDD with something else, such as Toshiba. I have a friend who has had nearly 10 Seagate drives fail on him, so I'd stay clear of that, just in case.
  12. How many DIMMs of memory are you running? If multiple, try running with just one.
  13. Well, depends if you need ethernet. If you don't, a Ubiquiti access point is a much cleaner solution and you can either wall or ceiling mount it. If you need ethernet, what I'd suggest to do is buy an AC Wireless router with gigabit ethernet, such as the TP-Link Archer C1200.
  14. Set up a samba server if you have Windows computers. Also consider an external USB hard drive for your Pi, you can only put SD cards up to 32GB. https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/samba-file-server/
  15. I can also recommend Ubiquiti, however they can be a bit difficult to set up at first. You could also buy a router and set it up as an access point, disabling all the routing functionality. It also doubles as a switch so if you want to run ethernet from there to your PC, you can do that.
  16. I think so. Try making one with Universal USB Installer.
  17. Maybe try running the BitDefender Rescue CD?
  18. Have you tried running Malwarebytes? https://www.malwarebytes.com/
  19. You'd be better off with a separate modem and router than a combo. My suggestion for a router would be the TP-Link Archer C7. Assuming you're on DOCSIS (Cable internet), your best modems of choice would be from Netgear's CM series. Now I don't know what exactly you mean by "fibre", will it be all the way to the house or just a cabinet on the street?
  20. Hello I've had my HTC one m8 for over 2 years now and recently the micro USB port has been acting up. It only works , i.e can charge and transmit data, when the cable plugged in is at a certain angle, usually it has to be bent downwards (with the screen facing up), but not too far down. Sometimes it needs to be bent to the right or left as well. I've tried moving the connector around in the port with a flat head screwdriver, but it doesn't change anything. Since my warranty ended in November, is there anything in can do?
  21. If you go to sleep from the start menu, it will remain open when you wake it back up.