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  1. I'd agree with these except for the QVO whose performance seems to show it is very immature while the pricing isn't anywhere good enough to choose it over the TLC drives (looking at newegg now I'm not even seeing a price advantage at the moment). Generally the MX500 and WD Blue 3D are the go to choices for fast, reliable SSD mass storage. The EVO line is very good but tends to be pricer than it needs to be (very few people are running workloads in which the EVO's superior attributes make any difference and most that are would be better served by an NVME) The
  2. For normal use there is no noticeable difference between a SATA SSD and an NVME SSD (assuming neither is a DRAM-less model). You can watch the below video to see Linus and co perform a blind test on things like gaming and basic video editing. The reason is that the big difference in numbers is the sequential speed and you rarely hit those speeds for long unless you are copying very large files (from equally fast drives) or are doing a task like video export on a very high bitrate (4k/8k) video file. For random access speed, which is what most things really need, bo
  3. Moreover with some newer Ryzen CPUs even an NVMe drive can disable certain SATA ports. This is because the CPU comes with a set of pins that directly provide 1 NVMe slot and 2 SATA ports (in addition to whatever the chipset provides). However the pins can't do both at the same time which means that an NVMe in that particular slot will disable both of the SATA ports using those pins.
  4. Recheck with another benchmark but it looks like your CPU heatsink is doing little to no work. The turbo figures show that the CPU gave into thermal throttling before even reaching the base clock speed. Assuming the heatsink is even attached (has it been mounted properly?) the issue is probably due to bad thermal compound application which could be any of these: Too much applied (you only need a small amount, many videos on Youtube to show the 'rice grain' required) None applied at all Not properly cleaned (heatsink was removed, placed on dirty surface, remounted without pr
  5. Not quite. Your board lists that it "Supports 2242/2280/22110 storage devices" which are what the three holes are for. The 22 at the front refers to a width of 22mm (just under 1 inch) while the other part, 42/80/110, refers to the length which is also in mm. The longest of those, 110mm, was only ever used by enterprise (datacenter) drives and is disappearing from use. While desktop motherboards often support them they usually won't fit in a laptop. 80mm is by far the most common and is the defacto standard for almost all M.2 drives. The remaining standards
  6. It's a Dell, which means that like most big OEMs the Windows 10 key is normally tied to that specific motherboard (the key is saved in the UEFI BIOS which is why Windows 10 machines usually don't have those licence stickers on the side anymore). Create a Windows 10 installer on a USB stick, install on the new SSD (maybe unplug all other HDDs to be sure you don't accidentally format over anything) and Windows should automatically pickup the key and once it does an internet check you should have an activated copy of Windows again.
  7. I actually bought a 'cheap' laptop ($200 on sale after adding an SDD upgrade) under the assumption that it would be a placeholder and it turned out to be good enough apart from battery life that I'm still happily using it (the fact that it's totally silent and cool is a big selling point). Some conclusions I've come to after using it for about a year are: 4GB is surprisingly good for Windows 10 if you're only doing light web browsing, Netflix and Office programs. By comparison I've used or upgraded a Windows 8 tablet with 1GB and Windows 10 laptop with 2GB and both had frequent and
  8. No. The common phrase "RAID is not backup" is appropriate here. RAID only protects from hardware failures, and only certain types of failures at that. The rest of the time a RAID array will keep two copies of the same corrupted and unusable data, and depending on the RAID hardware you use (like the cheaper controller on your motherboard) may actually make it harder to recover if anything goes wrong. The purpose of a RAID 1 array is for immediate continuation of business (i.e. a drive fails and you don't have to stop while performing a restoration), not to safeguard data. Frankly it
  9. Yes. The performance cost of a second display for desktop use is basically nothing, especially for a mere 1366 x 768 display. To give you an idea I was running an extended desktop all the way back on my Windows 98 laptop (Pentium III @ 800mhz, Ati Rage Pro graphics with a whopping 8MB of video ram) with no loss in performance.
  10. While you can get internet on another machine connected to the same port it may still be a router issue, specifically a DHCP one (I had to deal with a flaky router for a long time that would do this, ultimately requiring machines to be setup manually to avoid getting stuck on 'no internet' after shutting down or sleeping a few times). Use ipconfig and make sure that your assigned IP, gateway, subnet mask and DNS all make sense compared to your router's settings. If your IP starts with 169.254.?.? then you very likely have an issue with your router's DHCP server not working properly
  11. Something I've never understood from the moment of the original move vlog is why Linus, when presented with a huge warehouse and the ability to design the floorplan almost from scratch, looked at it and said "I want you to build a tiny cramped closet under the stairs so I can put the important servers containing my company's work in there".
  12. Subnautica needs to go on the SSD, it has some serious issues when chunks don't load in fast enough, you can become trapped inside larger objects if they finish loading after you were already there.
  13. If you're randomly picking a drive from a pile then a 2.5" will on average be quieter than a 3.5". However 2.5" drives are quiet mostly by accident and as a result specific low vibration 3.5" drives are even quieter. The 3.5" WD Red series (the regular ones, not the 7200rpm Red Pro) are the go to for silent systems that need HDD storage because of their outstanding acoustics. Due to similar builds the WD Greens were also very quiet but had certain quirks which led them to be discontinued.
  14. I've personally gone through this twice, once simply because of years of wear (about 44,000 hours of on time with daily power cycling) on the capacitors and once due to a power surge damaging them. In the first case I think I was able to get it to come back to life with repeated attempts for 6 days before it finally died completely. In the second case I was able to get it to power on exactly once before it was gone.
  15. Yes, it very much sounds like a PSU issue and it sounds like it's going to fail for good VERY SOON. The times I've experienced this type of failure, both from computer PSUs and the ones integrated into monitors, I got maybe a dozen more successful startups out of them before they finally died for good.