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About LunaP0n3

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  • Birthday Oct 02, 1996

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  • Interests
    Technology, 'specially Computers
    Educating my family about Computers
    My Little Pony #nineyearsofpony
    Tinkering with Computers
    Avoiding COVID-19 like the plague
    Building totally overkill systems on PCPartPicker
    Gaming (sandbox, simulation type)
  • Biography
    Got into tech when I was younger. Had a Win98 system, and played a lot of the Microsoft Entertainment Pack.
    Then when some family members got 2 new systems running WinXP, I jumped in the hype train.

    It was LTT and the build guides that gave me the tools I needed to really kickstart my interest in tech, and the rest is history.
    Here I am, having built two towers so far, and a home network made out of 3 ASUS APs, a 24 port GbE switch, a 650VA PowerShield UPS, and a 40TB Synology NAS, with a 14TB external drive to hold our media library.
    Now I'm IT support for the family, and I'm the guy who they come to for advice and tech emergencies.
  • Occupation
    PC Enthusiast, Local Salvation Army Volounteer


  • CPU
    Intel Core i5 6600
  • Motherboard
    ASUS B150M PLUS D3
  • RAM
    4x 8GB Kingston HyperX Fury DDR3
  • GPU
    Gigabyte GTX 1660 Super
  • Case
    Coolermaster CM590 III
  • Storage
    Samsung 860 EVO 2TB
    10TB WD
    WD Blue 6TB
    WD RED 8TB
    2x ASUS BW 16D1HT
  • PSU
    Corsair RM550x
  • Display(s)
    1x ASUS VC239
    AOC 831W
    BenQ FP222W
  • Cooling
    Stock Intel CPU Cooler, 2x Corsair SP120 intake, 1x Corsair AF120 exhaust
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G512 Linear
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502
  • Sound
    Logitech Z607
    Sennheiser GSP 300
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 x64 v2004 (May Update)
  • Laptop
    Acer Aspire 5 A515 52 (Upgraded from Stock Specs)

    -8GB RAM
    -250GB Samsung 970 EVO NVMe (Boot)
    -1TB Samsung 860 EVO
  • Phone
    Samsung Galaxy A90 5G w/512GB mSD card.

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  1. This is unlikely to work. My understanding is that the PCB and drive are tied together and you would have to reflash the firmware of the new PCB with the old one or transfer the firmware chip to get the two to play nice. If you tried without doing this the PCB wouldn't know the unique characteristics of the drive and wouldn't be able to find the data.
  2. Do you mean taking one signal, mirroring it to 2 screens? HDMI mirror boxes exist. [LINK]
  3. Saddened to hear a member of the team pass. Rest well, Tyler.
  4. 1825301146_DesktopScreenshot2020_11.26-21_35.18_35.png.09590c2f6ef8bd79e72f9a451d3b6c28.png

    At this rate I could download the entire internet.

  5. That's awfully hot for a drive, but to be expected during heavy transfers. Most external drives rely in convection currents through the vents of the enclosure or the metal to radiate heat in aftermarket enclosures. Still, I'm a little concerned with temperatures like that. What is the environment where the drive is running? I would suggest running a small fan across the top of the drive to help move the hot air away from the drive.
  6. Something I just discovered in Ralph Breaks the Internet. The IP address on the side of one of the trucks in the end credits links to Disney themselves. Nice touch Disney.



  7. New Keyboard!

    Logitech G512 with Linear Switches.


    1. WikiForce


      looks cool

      how much did it cost?

    2. LunaP0n3


      $183.98 AUD from Amazon.

  8. Revisiting some mods I got for UT2004 way back when.


    Roadkill Warriors is more or less Mad Max themed. Never finished, and bot support is non existant.


    Deathball is soccer for UT2004. (The bots actually chat with typical gamer's chat terms, which I find quite unique)

    The more finished of the two.



  9. If you've got HDSentinel Pro, select the drive from the list on the left, click the surface test button, then use the dropdown menu and then select "Disk repair (Read test with sector repair". This will force the drive to reallocate weak areas of the drive to the spare area.
  10. This means that the checksum (integrity check) of the data didn't add up. Could you download, install and provide a screencap of CrystalDiskInfo please?
  11. Twin Dual Samsung SSDs now in my laptop! Took the 1TB from my desktop and put it in here to upgrade from the 480GB one in my laptop.


  12. Just finished installing this guy into my tower! 2TB is most definitely better than one.

    Took some commands from diskpart to get it bootable, but it's up and running.

    LunaP0n3 2TB SSD.jpg


  13. Just note with a lot of the WD Externals you may have to block a pin on the SATA power port if you shuck 'em. I've shucked a few and all of them required either the 3.3v pin block or a Molex to SATA cable to bypass the said pin, otherwise they get stuck in a reset loop and don't present themselves to the system.