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Ever wished your thumb drive were faster? What if you could build one yourself, with your own SSD?

 

 

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Wasn't this already a video? Or am I thinking of a Handy Tech Under $100 episode?


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2 minutes ago, ARikozuM said:

Wasn't this already a video? Or am I thinking of a Handy Tech Under $100 episode?

You might be thinking of that.

 

Also, what's with all the bird pfps?


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2 minutes ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

You might be thinking of that.

 

Also, what's with all the bird pfps?

Blame @Energycore and @Hiitchy.


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1 minute ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

You might be thinking of that.

 

Also, what's with all the bird pfps?

I'm amassing an army not involved in any way with this.

 


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Just now, Energycore said:

I'm amassing an army not involved in any way with this.

 

Non-sponsored pleb. 


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Just now, ARikozuM said:

Non-sponsored pleb. 

What purple companies are there?


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13 minutes ago, GabenJr said:

Buy a SilverStone SST-MS09

On Amazon: http://geni.us/GV82
On Newegg: http://geni.us/UBcfWA

I've bought one of these with an 860 Evo. It's worth mentioning that I and another person who made a review have found that the 850 and 860 ssds do not fit in the enclosure. I had to file down the "ledge" that the m.2 board sits on so the space in between them is big enough. It only needed about 0.5mm each side, but just for people to be aware.

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6 minutes ago, Energycore said:

What purple companies are there?

Umm... 

 

@Energycore Yahoo!


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Oh boy.. The static/hisssss sound on this video.. Is it YouTube's compression or is it something to do with how LMG does audio? Somehow this video was a bigger pain to listen to because of this hiss in the background.. I'd really like to know what's causing this?

 


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3 minutes ago, PraveenRamanujam said:

Oh boy.. The static/hisssss sound on this video.. Is it YouTube's compression or is it something to do with how LMG does audio? Somehow this video was a bigger pain to listen to because of this hiss in the background.. I'd really like to know what's causing this?

 

One of the recent TQ videos also has the same hiss like sound in the background, hadn't noticed it in any prior videos, maybe a new editor who hasn't cleaned the audio? :P 

 

Edit - not a hiss, but definitely something interfering in the back, almost sounds like a PC running lol

 


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Thank you for reviewing something that I ACTUALLY OWN after doing some homework on it.

 

I use mine with a 1TB 850 EVO. Basically I wanted a huge thumb drive for transporting backups without paying the Kingston Tax on their Ultimate GT USB drive. And while I do like the external SSD drives, they're just not as pocketable as this Silverstone enclosure.

 

Bonus too is that I can upgrade the drive if it ever dies, or swap to higher capacity when the M.2 price falls. Can't do that with the others!

 

Overall I gotta say I'm very happy with how it works, The plug clearance issues don't really matter as I have a small USB extension from another project that I can use. This device is really worth it's price, and a no-brainer if you happen to have a spare sata M.2 lying around.

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6 minutes ago, RKRiley said:

One of the recent TQ videos also has the same hiss like sound in the background, hadn't noticed it in any prior videos, maybe a new editor who hasn't cleaned the audio? :P 

 

Edit - not a hiss, but definitely something interfering in the back, almost sounds like a PC running lol

 

At least this noise of some device running is bearable. 

 

I wonder if it is due to the fact that they record audio as the video is shot, i.e. no voiceovers or dubbing. But iJustine's videos, for one, don't seem to have any background noise! I'm sure people at LMG are equally as competent, if not better skilled and equipped than the folks working with her. 

 

I also think it could be down to the busy upload schedule here. Maybe there's simply not enough time to clean up the audio and it is not considered a priority. I just can't sleep without knowing what's causing this xD


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1 hour ago, Energycore said:

What purple companies are there?

NZXT started a purple theme a while back IIRC.


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1 hour ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

You might be thinking of that.

 

Also, what's with all the bird pfps?

Join us :) we have bird feed! /s

 

This video made me uncomfortable, lol.


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Does anyone review those videos before publishing? It is so badly cut that I have no idea what is the Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT read speed... or any other drive really.

 

At 6:45 Linus says it has 360MB/s read speed, at 6:57 on the splash screen has 138MB/s, at 9:17 the very same drive has 265MB/s. How can I trust numbers for any drive if there are clearly random numbers put in boxes?

 

I know you are making entertainment videos, I don't expect any advanced knowledge form you, but at least you could keep your videos consistent. I feel there is too little effort put there.

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6 hours ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

 

Also, what's with all the bird pfps?

It's because I showed them a pair of Great Tits in the TN&R section.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The birds. Get your mind out of the gutter.


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Til we've had our fill!

 

 

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Drak3 said:

It's because I showed them a pair of Great Tits in the TN&R section.

Aye. And 'twas a large pair too!

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2 minutes ago, ARikozuM said:

Aye. And 'twas a large pair too!

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Fight.

 

After school.

 

Black top.


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6 minutes ago, Drak3 said:

Fight.

 

After school.

 

Black top.

Microbio challenge or b-ball? 


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Memory: G.Skill TridentZ RGB 2x8GB 3200/14
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 
Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive
Storage: Western Digital - Blue 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Western Digital - BLACK SERIES 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
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in the video linus said the 10gb file transfer is not suitable test for a boot drive, what is the suitable for a boot drive then? i'm currently using wintousb on an external 2.5" ssd inside a standard hdd enclosure, running win 10 pro as a win to go installation. @GabenJr mind to share some words?

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11 hours ago, Nazrin_Putra said:

in the video linus said the 10gb file transfer is not suitable test for a boot drive, what is the suitable for a boot drive then? i'm currently using wintousb on an external 2.5" ssd inside a standard hdd enclosure, running win 10 pro as a win to go installation. @GabenJr mind to share some words?

Boot drives read many many small files, so random read and IOPS are far more important. USB isn't ideal for such tasks compared to other protocols, although a good modern USB external SSD (such as the one tested in the video) generally does pretty well, just maybe not as well as internal storage.

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