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  1. What's the exact model of the motherboard? Normally you should always use a M.2 standoff screw for every M.2 drive.
  2. Programming languages are tools. You can do many things with a hammer but taking down a tree with a hammer is harder than with an axe. So yeah some languages can be more specialized than others, some are in vogue some are out of date (for today's standard) but all of them are useful for a specific use case. Another thing to consider are libraries. Python for example have a ton of nice (an maintained) big data libraries. So yeah you can do all that in Delphi (Pascal) but you will have to port everything from scratch and Pascal developers are far less than Python devs nowdays.
  3. This is partially wrong. To clean data from a conventional HDD you have the following solutions: Wipe the index (e.g. diskpart clean). This is really easy to recover from. This is what undelete apps take advantage of. Overwrite the whole disk. This is OK for most normal users. If you have access to a very sensitive hardware, the kind only governments have access to, then you may be able to recover some of the data. Think of it as erasing pencil written notes and writing new text. A shadow still remains. Overwrite the disk several times with varying patterns, def
  4. Yeah I know I can download it now but I was more focused on the physical release where you buy the official Windows 11 disc.
  5. I know tomorrow (Oct 5) is the Windows 11 release date but when will the Windows 11 OEM discs will be available for sale? I checked all the retailers and can only see Windows 10 at the moment. Now don't try to sell me Linux or something else. I'm already on Linux. But I'm a developer and need to test my apps with anything M$ release so... On another note: what a mess this Windows release is... The system requirements and all the miscommunication. I wonder what marketing smoked...
  6. When I sell/give/trash my used (mechanical) HDDs I securely wipe them with sdelete: sdelete -p 4 -c e: where "e" is the drive letter. Do I need to do the same thing with SSDs or just zeroing the free space is enough? What do you use to permanently wipe your data on your HDDs/SSDs?
  7. No it's just the first time I benchmark storage and didn't really have any point of reference (I don't know if there is a place online to compare).
  8. I did benchmarks all my SSDs on my 2 computers to see if everything was properly setup. I'm not sure everything is good. Do you see something odd about them? SanDisk Extreme PRO 2.5" SATA SSD (960 GB) i5-9600K on Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Ultra WD BLACK SN750 M.2 NVMe SSD (1 TB) i5-9600K on Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Ultra WD Blue WDS200T2B0B M.2 SATA SSD (2 TB) i5-9600K on Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Ultra Intel SSD 660p Series SSDPEKNW010T8X1 M.2 NVMe SSD (1 TB) i7-7700K on ASUS Z170-DELUXE Thanks!
  9. The motherboard is a Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Ultra and the CPU is a i5-9600K. All 3 M.2 are PCIe3x4. The #3 share bandwidth with a PCIe port if used (I don't use it).
  10. This is my HTPC: The arrows shows the direction of the airflow. I have three M.2 slots and two M.2 SSDs to install: WD Black NVMe SSD for OS drive WD Blue SATA SSD for files (movies, music...) I think the WD Black (the NVMe one) should get the best airflow since it will heat more (?). I was thinking to install it in M.2 #2... Where would you install the drives?
  11. List the most important setting you change first thing when accessing the UEFI / BIOS of a new computer and ideally why you change it (what are the benefits). For overclocking label them as such so that non-overclockers would ignore them. Some that I can think of: Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.) = I apply the profile for the RAM I installed Intel Turbo Boost Technology = Enabled Software Guard Extensions (SGX) = Enabled (if you have apps that use SGX) Trusted Platform Module (TPM) = Enabled
  12. In the end I got a WD Blue 2 TB for 224 CAN$ (177 USD). I almost got a ADATA XPG GAMMIX S11 instead but since it was 75$ (33%) higher (because taxes & all) and the added value had no use in my setup, I kept the WD Blue option. Thanks all for your insights!
  13. Yeah performance is not a concern here. I'm hesitating between Western Digital Blue 2 TB and ADATA Swordfish 2 TB. Which one would you pick?
  14. I'm trying to get rid of my last 3.5" HDD in my case. That way I could remove the whole 3.5" drives bay and save about 25% space in my enclosure (which would make thing so much manageable for me inside). Currently I have a WD Black WD2003FZEX (2 TB) which I would want to replace with any 2 TB M.2 SSD. I use this drive to store music, movies and photos so the speed is not really important. What's important is the form factor (M.2) and that it's no crap (I mean it must be reliable and not break after 2 writes ). My budget would be 250 CAN$ (or 200 USD).
  15. Thanks for all the recommendations, I finally got an WD BLACK SN750 1TB. It was cheap enough not to dent my budget. Next stop: a 2 TB M.2 drive which would allow me to completely remove my 3.5" drives bay from my case which would save live 25% of the enclosure space!