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About Gronnie

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  • Birthday April 1

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  • Location
    Rochester, MN
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Computers (both hardware and software), sports
  • Biography
    SSD Firmware Engineer

    | Dual Boot Linux Mint and W8.1 Pro x64 with rEFInd Boot Manager | Intel Core i7-4770k | Corsair H100i | ASRock Z87 Extreme4 | 32 GB (4x8gb) 1600MHz CL8 | EVGA GTX970 FTW+ | EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 | 500GB Samsung 850 Evo |250GB Samsung 840 Evo | 3x1Tb HDD | 4 LG UH12NS30 BD Drives | LSI HBA | Corsair Carbide 500R Case | Das Keyboard 4 Ultimate | Logitech M510 Mouse | Corsair Vengeance 2100 Wireless Headset | 4 Monoprice Displays - 3x27"4k bottom, 27" 1440p top | Logitech Z-2300 Speakers |

    | W7 Ultimate x64 | Intel Core i7-3770k | Zalman tower cooler | ASRock Z77 Extreme4 | 16 GB (2x8gb) 1600MHz | XFX 650 Watt PSU | 256GB Samsung 830 Evo SSD | 6x4TB Seagate HDD | 1x3TB Seagate HDD | 2x2TB WD HDD | 2x1TB USB3 external HDD | Corsair Carbide 500R Case | Headless

    I also have 2 i3 HTPC, and an HP laptop running as HTPC in bedroom.

    Also have an Apple Macbook Pro mid-2011 unibody and an Apple Macbook Air 2013, an Apple Cinema Display, and a Das Keyboard professional for Mac.
  • Occupation
    PCIe/NVME SSD Firmware Engineer


  • CPU
    i7 4770k
  • Motherboard
    ASRock Z87 Extreme4
  • RAM
    32GB DDR3 1600MHz CL8
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX970 FTW+
  • Case
    Corsair 500R
  • Storage
    500GV Samsung 850 EVO SSD, 250GB Samsung 840 Evo SSD, 3x1TB WD HDD
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2
  • Display(s)
    4 Monoprice Displays - 3x27"4k bottom, 27" 1440p top
  • Cooling
    Corsair H100i
  • Keyboard
    Das Keyboard 4 Ultimate
  • Mouse
    Logitech M510
  • Sound
    Logitech Z-2300
  • Operating System
    W8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 17.2 using rEFInd as boot manager

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  1. Just be aware that you'll have to spin up a controller in order to provision the AP
  2. If you have coax at both locations then current gen MoCA is much better than Powerline. I have these and they give a solid Gigabit connection: https://www.amazon.com/Actiontec-Bonded-Ethernet-Adapter-ECB6200K02/dp/B013J7O3X0/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=moca+adapter&qid=1572367826&sr=8-3
  3. There will always be something new or a deal right around the corner. The best time to build is when you need an upgrade.
  4. I see a couple of problems with combined_parts: 1. It's on the stack (meaning once you return it is out of scope). 2. You don't give it a size (how much memory is/needs to be allocated?)
  5. How long do you need the cable to be? Over 15 feet will be iffy unless you get a fiber optic HDMI cable.
  6. So I tested the cable and it had absolutely no signal anywhere along it, not sure what the heck was wrong with it. Thankfully there was another Cat 5e that was ran to the same location but wired for phone. I don't have landline phone service so I just rewired that cable for phone.
  7. Yep looks like both ends are wired as "A". The white and blue cable looks to have a "chewed up" look to it that you scan see in the picture halfway between the yellow wire sheath and the punch down block... I wonder if that might be part of the problem. Also, are the wires maybe untwisted too far?
  8. No I've never done it before, but now is as good a time to learn as any! Any good tutorials you recommend? Tools to buy?
  9. I just moved into a new rental house that is wired with Cat 5e. I was able to get all the jacks to work except one (of course the one located right by my TV and HTPC, the second most important one, doh!) I don't have any testing equipment so I took some picture hoping to get some input on what is wrong. In the closet upstairs is an RJ45 terminated end, and downstairs by the TV is a punchdown wall box. There's two cables upstairs that it might possibly be (and I'm not positive which on it is), so I included pictures of both.
  10. I use Windows for my gaming PC, Linux for my work PC (SSD firmware development), and a Macbook Air for browsing from the couch. They all are great (and not so great) in their own ways.
  11. Definitely won't hurt. Could maybe get by with less.
  12. OS drive is a 1TB SSD and storage pool has 7 4TB drives for data plus two 4 TB parity drives. Working for a storage company is neat, can buy drives for cheap.
  13. Go ahead and use it, you will be fine. If you are worried, install the Samsung Magician software and that will tell you how much total you have written to the drive. If you start getting close to 2000x the capacity of your drive, then consider replacing it (although even then you will likely be ok).
  14. This is true if the m.2 drive is NVMe. Not true if the m.2 drive is SATA.