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Dash Lambda

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About Dash Lambda

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    Dash Lambda
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Profile Information

  • Location
    Aperture Laboratories, Ambiguaville
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Science; Math, technology, engineering, every other related field pretty much, cubes (the twisty/mathy kind), clockmaking, and other things.

    Oh, and I'm on this forum so you should know, computers.
  • Biography
    I'm not biological, so you can't take a biograph.

    Wait, that's not what that is?
  • Occupation
    Software Developer


  • CPU
    R7 1700X (4 Ghz, Pstate)
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Crosshair 6 Hero
  • RAM
    G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB (4x8GB, 3200 Mhz, CL16)
  • GPU
    2x 980ti (Corsair Hydro GFX 980ti @1480Mhz, MSI 980ti Gaming)
  • Case
    Cooler-Master HAF XB (Mesh Top)
  • Storage
    256GB Samsung 950 Pro (System), 128GB Sandisk Ultra Plus (Steam), 4TB WD Red Pro
  • PSU
    Corsair HX1000i
  • Display(s)
    1280x1024 (Westinghouse), 1920x1080 (AOC), 1600x900 (HP), 1280x1024 (Thinkvision)
  • Cooling
    Corsair H110iGT with a pair of iPPC NF-A14's
  • Keyboard
    Ducky Shine 6 + G13 + Steam Controller
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Core, Logitech MX Master 2S
  • Sound
    Sennheiser HD558, Sennheiser HD8 DJ
  • Operating System
    Win10 64bit Education
  • PCPartPicker URL

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  1. I posted my desktop earlier, but I've seen some phone homes so I figured I'll share that too:
  2. Honestly, to me, black ThinkPads are aesthetically unmatched. I don't understand the whole bead-blasted aluminum plate look.
  3. @EpiCheeseTime New one just came in, and it works. I'm moving in as we speak (and will probably not be done for another day or so). It really was just two DOAs in a row, from two different retailers. I'm not really sure how I feel about that.
  4. Instructions unclear, mind downloaded onto hard drive. For real though, I just sent the drive in for a replacement. I'll put here whether or not the next one's a DOA. If it is, then... uhm... no clue. Seems unlikely. Even more so than two.
  5. @emosun@Kilrah@EpiCheeseTime I just tested it with my brother's USB SATA dock, starts clicking furiously and beeping before totally shutting down, still won't show up.
  6. I do, I might try that later, but I don't think it would make a difference. The first one was on my spare CX750M while I was dealing with Corsair for the failed PSU, this one is on the brand new HX1000i I got as a replacement, same symptoms.
  7. Yep, same thing. I turned my fan off this time so I could hear better, and it's really weird. The clicking is rather muted but it definitely doesn't sound like the arm moving normally, it goes between rapid clicks and slow heavy clicks, and there's some noise that sounds sort of like air being blown through a tiny hole, maybe scraping. That air/scraping sound surges regularly, and in-between each surge it beeps, until after a little bit it beeps twice and goes silent. It never spins up.
  8. I have not, I can do that later though. I understand it being a common problem, but the only mention of someone having trouble with a 10TB drive on this board I found was an old NVMe SSD. Just seems like there would be other people in my predicament if it were an issue. Is there any way I could tell for sure that it's the SATA controller? Would that problem make it beep, click, and fail to initialize due to an I/O device error?
  9. It's a Crosshair 6 Hero, I can't seem to find anything about capacity limit problems with its SATA controller. It does go through a daughter board (backplane for the drive cage), but I'm pretty sure that's just a straight passthrough.
  10. I'm having trouble finding that information. It's a Crosshair 6 Hero, I wouldn't expect that to be a problem.
  11. That was one of the first things I investigated. My PSU recently failed and took my onboard audio with it (this was before I got the first drive), so I was suspicious of some sort of sneaky damage killing them. I'm putting them in my case's front 3.5" slots, there's two with quick-change sleds (it's a HAF XB). I've tried my current 4TB drive in both slots, a random 250GB drive in both, and I've tried both at the same time. No issues. I did have an SSD in the top slot die earlier this year, but it was an old, cheap Sandisk. Microcenter has the Ironwolf, but I've gotten
  12. I just received my second DOA. First one was Amazon, this one is Newegg. It's been more than a month and I'm just tired of this. I can go to Microcenter and get an 8TB, but no physical stores seem to carry the 10TB, at least in the Detroit area. Is that my only option? Is there no way to get the 10TB besides spending a week or more wondering whether the drive will be anything more than scrap metal once it gets to my door?
  13. So I'm at a loss for what I'm supposed to do.




    This is the second DOA. First one was Amazon, took more than three weeks to get my money back so I could order this one from Newegg, and it's the same damn thing. Seriously, where am I supposed to get this drive? Nobody carries it in physical stores, and so far I've received two dead drives from two separate online stores. I pulled the trigger a month ago, the blood has dried and the carpet's been replaced, and I still don't have a working drive. Good god.

  14. Well fuck.


    My PSU let the angry (angry) pixies out, and I don't have access to my spare. My PSU is dead, I have no idea whether the rest of the machine is kaput or perfectly functional, and I can't remote into work (which I have tomorrow) until I get it working again.


    It's been many years since I've had such a catastrophic failure.

    1. imreloadin


      *peers at my 5 year old PSU hesitantly*

    2. Dash Lambda

      Dash Lambda

      Mine is, in fact, 5 years old.

  15. I've always been a workboots person -for the past few years, in fact, the only footwear I really owned was steel-toe boots.





    I'm converted. My boots are super comfy in a sort of active way, but these just feel like the ground doesn't hurt anymore.


    Relevant here because socks.

    1. Bombastinator


      I recognize the strap style.  Those were designed for river rafting.  Heaving heavy boats while standing on slippery river rocks.  They should stick to your feet pretty good.