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Everything posted by DaveBetTech

  1. Thank you @AccurateLamer. I sent him a private message a bit ago.
  2. Thank you Oliver. Appreciate the advice.
  3. Good Sunday morning. My daughter worked on a video for the ROG Rig Reboot 2020 competition and uploaded it to YouTube Friday evening (9/25). She should've adhered to the requirements shown, except she didn't know how LTT staff were going to find her video, guessed that it was just by the hashtag. She looked at the Gleam.IO page on Saturday & noticed it said something about entries. She started to flip out and asked me if she really got entered into the competition. I asked in a different post on this forum and turns out there was a form on that page she needed to fill out. She'
  4. Thanks again. I think she was prepared for not winning (I also tried to prepare her for that), but not getting her entry in the competition to be considered is going to be bad. I'll just tell her the news tomorrow. I used the competition to get her revved up about creating animations again, but screwed the pooch on this one. I should've caught that detail for her. Well, sh*t. I absolutely don't expect this, but if a bored LTT person wanted to say "Nice job, but we're going with another contestant. Thanks for the video!", that would be super helpful. I 100% don't expect
  5. Oh shit, she's going to be crushed. Thanks for replying.
  6. I told my daughter about the ROG Rig Reboot 2020 earlier in the week. She was complaining about her PC and not being able to game competitively recently, plus she does digital art stuff, so figured she might care. Her Huion pen was broken, so she did the animation with just a mouse. She created a video which should've satisfied the video requirements here --> https://gleam.io/cbeo9/asus-rog-rig-reboot-2020, 30-60 sec max, show the rig, tell why she deserves to win, hashtag in description & be creative. She's now freaking out because she didn't think it was submitted correctly. She s
  7. PROBLEM: I have a few monitors and TVs that have gotten dirty over time. Some have gross stuff on them from grubby 7 yr old hands. I'm also about to buy a pretty expensive awesome monitor (LG 34GN850-B) of which I'm more worried about damaging over time. CONFLICTING INFO ON WEB: I'd like to buy a cleaner, but none of them are brands I recognize. I read the reviews, and some are complaining about PH level being a factor stating you want it to be neutral or the antiglare coating will come off eventually or degrade. Some sources state never to use soap, some say to use half vinegar /
  8. BTW: I used StableBit Scanner to determine that most of my drives were well beyond designed limits, so I just got rid of all my 2tb old drives. It also significantly lowered wattage too, as my UPS shows a much higher uptime after those five drives were replaced with a single 10tb. Oh, and, it also told me that my NVMe 240gb game drive is hosed. I am in the process of RMA'ing it. Also, note that StableBit Scanner doesn't recognize individual drives once you put them into a Storage Spaces array.
  9. Great video, as usual. I think it would be pretty interesting to augment this with VR. I think doing racing games in VR or flight simulator would be really sick. I saw this one guy on YT with a pretty cool @ home setup (see picture). It's from some random video I found while searching for VR reviews on Pimax 8KX (guy's channel is Joseph Marland-Brown). Also, would be pretty cool to do a review of the HP Reverb G2 and Pixmax 8KX *WITH* this awesome new setup. Just thoughts
  10. Well, with full scans from chkdsk and Western Digital tools, it found zero problems with all 2 tb drives and the two 10 tb drives. I ordered a 10 tb extra drive and decommissioned two of the 2 tb drives. I setup another storage space w/ReFs file system, enabled integrity streams and disabled enforcement. After doing a full scan of the extra 10 tb IronWolf, I'll move the ~8 tb of data to the storage space. I should have about 16.3 Tbytes of effective storage, which should last a super long time. Since I live in an area with periodic brownouts due to frequent storms, I a
  11. I found an article where someone ran a full chkdsk & found no problems but WD's Data LifeGuard Diagnostics Extended Test DID find errors. I'm going to use this and test all five of my 2 tb drives. I might feel better after that, we'll see.
  12. @Electronics Wizardy Damn, that's a good idea that I never contemplated. I'm going to strongly consider this.
  13. @Electronics Wizardy Thank you for replying. I don't know what caused the file issues beforehand and just assumed it was the old-ass hard drives. I haven't done a full chkdsk scan on the two 10tb drives I have, but the 2tb came out clean and no SMART issues. I don't have a backup solution either, just these drives. I do backup all my personal data on Google Drive (photos, important personal docs, etc) and this is stored on the Storage Space as well. I use Google's Backup And Sync app to keep it constantly backed up. I've already paid $270 to replace the five x 2tb drive
  14. .... overall reliability? HERE'S THE SITUATION: I had a MS storage space w/ReFs and integrity streams enabled. I noticed that my space was screwed up showing 100% utilization vs actual 62%. Since I had redundancy, I pulled one of the drives out and moved the data over to a 10tb drive, recovering the data. Well, during the move, some of the files FAILED the CRC check from the integrity stream, about a dozen files out of maybe . Well, shit. DRIVE HISTORY OVER LAST ~10 YRS: I've had drive sleeping disabled. The server stayed up most of the time, so only 60 power-on count
  15. An update: I decided to remove one of the 10 tb drives from my array manually (since it wouldn't let me in Storage Spaces), wiped it and moved all data from the storage space to the single 10 tb drive. I then deleted the storage space and the pool of devices. I've ordered another 10 tb drive to replace those old WDs that have a power-on time of over 8 years Seems that there was a critical flaw in ReFs that may have led to this. This flaw of not recovering files properly was apparently fixed in a recent version. I also upgraded to Win10 Workstation so I can create an
  16. I have the exact same issue. I have two x 10 tb drives and five x 2 tb drives. Storage spaces says 100% utilization but it's only @ 62% (8.32 TB used of a total storage space of 13.5 tb). I don't know what happened. I just randomly checked on this today. I think I'm just going to remove one of the 10 tb drives from the storage space, then move ALL the friggin data over to the 10 tb drive, erase the storage space (( UGH !! )) and move everything back. I dramatically do not want to do this however. This is such a ginormous pain. I'd love to see anyone else with an idea t
  17. Great video. It's exactly in line with what I would expect Linus to do when caught in a situation like this. Pretty respectable response, if not just hard to watch. It was nice that he cleared the air. Also, no more cognitive dissonance because I remember hearing one thing from the Sony preso vs what many people were saying about the PS5's storage (nothing special). Thanks.
  18. Thank you Radium_Angel and GDRRiley. What do you think about this? The price is very reasonable and could buy two of them to help eliminate shadows. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1459171-REG/viltrox_l_116t_l116t_professional_ultra_thin_led.html
  19. I've looked over dozens of videos, but couldn't find the Linus showed. I searched the forums here, no luck. Random google, Amazon & B&H photo searches found things a bit more pricey than I could justify. I'm hoping this is the right subforum for this question. Linus showed a $20 or thereabouts circular light, like a boom light. I think I remember an arm for it too, but maybe it was just the disc shaped light itself. I frequently engage in video conferences and my lighting is always terrible. I have three 27" monitors and when I have to view or bring anything up,
  20. (from the "Time to Open my Etsy Keycap Store" video) Wow, that was really slick. I like the sound / music to the intro, so it was pretty awesome that you guys just switched up the graphics. For some time, I watch videos at 1.5x to 2.0x speed. I had to watch that intro again at 1.0x speed. Seriously. Great job guys. Loved it. No back to watch the rest of the video (had to pause and post).
  21. I have some helpful advice. If you search for a video or click through on a page, it seems to work. If you open a link in a new tab, it does not work. That's my experience thus far.
  22. Looks like it's trending in Twitter, but seems there's a problem with YouTube videos. Pages aren't rendering correctly. No like button and comments are gone, like the page is mid-load. Just an FYI. Wasn't sure where (or if) I should post this. Also don't know if this is a regional issue or super widespread.
  23. Yep, just saw this, thanks. Going to wait till the morning since it's only showing 360p for me. Hate that time delay.
  24. Thank you iKingRPG. Please also excuse any grammar or poor wording. Pretty tired but decided to open my mouth on the forum anyway
  25. You know, .... almost every other reviewer covering the Ryzen and Radeon launch are complaining about the crazy hours they have been working, so maybe everyone just took a breather today. Watching a Gamers Nexus video right now where he mentioned that he did just that for his team. Everyone seems pretty stressed. I'll be patiently waiting for the LTT (further) reviews that'll be coming this week.