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Newblesse Obblige

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    Newblesse Obblige reacted to RazenGear in Which of these prying tools from this toolkit are the most used?   
    I use guitar picks and the blue spudger on the middle left of the picture for things like Nintendo handhelds, don't think you need more than those two for most situations but since the picks didn't work you could try using the back of a butter knife (the non sharp side) i did this once or twice to a laptop BUT be extremely carefull not to stab anything.
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    Newblesse Obblige reacted to SupaKomputa in Which of these prying tools from this toolkit are the most used?   
    The Guitar picks is mostly all i need to pry electronics.
    A real guitar pick is even better (not that soft).
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    Newblesse Obblige reacted to 12345678 in Prying kit other than ifixit?   
    just use whatever kit comes out from china, on shops like AliExpress
     
    ifixit is basically that, they get stuff from an oem, apply a logo to it and resell it for 5 times or more
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    Newblesse Obblige reacted to divito in Prying kit other than ifixit?   
    Plenty of decent options on Wish or Amazon that are cheap and effective enough.
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    Newblesse Obblige reacted to Giganthrax in Prying kit other than ifixit?   
    I just use a cheap chinese toolkit. Hasn't let me down yet. 
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    Newblesse Obblige got a reaction from Schnoz in Prying kit other than ifixit?   
    ifixit kits here in my country are double the price of what they sell in US. Not worth it.
    stores only sell kits, not individual tools.
     
     
     
     
     
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    Newblesse Obblige reacted to SorryClaire in Prying kit other than ifixit?   
    Dulled out hobby knife, or guitar picks.
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    Newblesse Obblige reacted to Haraikomono in Prying kit other than ifixit?   
    for small tasks like that any cheap toolskit will be enough,
    but in terms of quality I really cannot recommend Ifixit enough. Its just the leader in the market
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    Newblesse Obblige reacted to James Evens in Prying kit other than ifixit?   
    metal: robust but easily leaves marks
    plastic: lower strength with the benefit of lower risk of leaving marks on the thing you are opening
     
    As both are fine for you go to ebay, aliexpress, etc. and buy a metal prey tool as plastic is more difficult (cheap plastic tools tend to break easily).
    For plastic the old trick of guitar picks and credit card is always a option.
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    Newblesse Obblige reacted to Electronics Wizardy in Is a "Powered" USB HUB enough to make a 3.5 inch HDD to be detected and transfer data?   
    Basically all 3.5in external hdds need a seperate power adapter, and can't be powered from usb power alone.
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    Newblesse Obblige reacted to boggy77 in Samsung 860 EVO vs 870 EVO?   
    just get whichever is cheaper
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    Newblesse Obblige reacted to Dedayog in Samsung 860 EVO vs 870 EVO?   
    My "sig"nature...  I use 860 EVOs, 2 of them infact 🙂
     
     
    Emma : i9 9900K 5.1Ghz All-Core - Gigabyte AORUS Z370 Gaming 5 - Tt Water 3.0 Ultimate 360mm AIO - G. Skill Ripjaws V 32GB 3200Mhz - Gigabyte AORUS 1080Ti - 750 EVO 512GB + 2x 860 EVO 1TB M.2 (RAID 0) - EVGA Supernova 650 P2 - Fractal Design Define R6 - AOC AGON 35" 3440x1440 100Hz - Mackie CR5BT - Logitech G910, G502, G933 - Cooler Master Universal Graphics Card Holder
     
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    Newblesse Obblige reacted to BondiBlue in Samsung 860 EVO vs 870 EVO?   
    I own both the 860 EVO and the 870 EVO. Get whichever one you can and don't worry about it. For basically everything they're identical. 
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    Newblesse Obblige reacted to Electronics Wizardy in Are DRAM-less SATA SSDs really unreliable and don’t last long? It is just for making a old PC faster.   
    870 evo is a bit faster and newer, won't matter here though.
     
    Looking on amazon now, the cheapest 250gb ssd is $30 bucks, and the 860 evo and other good ones are about $40. You probably won't notice the differnce, but might as well spend the 10 bucks.
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    Newblesse Obblige reacted to boggy77 in Samsung 860 EVO vs 870 EVO?   
    i mean, there are better value ssds from brands other than samsung out there...
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    Newblesse Obblige reacted to boggy77 in Samsung 860 EVO vs 870 EVO?   
    as for 870vs860, the 870 is just a refresh with a few minor improvements that no user would notice in day to day usage.
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    Newblesse Obblige reacted to Dedayog in Samsung 860 EVO vs 870 EVO?   
    No, it's not better.  Even if the 860 EVO was sitting on a shelf 1 year or 2 longer than the newer 870 it wouldn't be "worse".
     
    Buy the 860 EVO.  Look in my sig if you need a reason why.  2 reasons actually.
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    Newblesse Obblige reacted to Dedayog in Samsung 860 EVO vs 870 EVO?   
    This.
     
    But as Boggy says, 860 vs 870 is unnoticeable.  Like most SSD comparisons for most users, Linus and crew can't tell from a gaming perspective.
     
    Honestly, unless you're buying Samsung for a specific reason or it's on sale... much better deals out there usually.
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    Newblesse Obblige reacted to Electronics Wizardy in Are DRAM-less SATA SSDs really unreliable and don’t last long? It is just for making a old PC faster.   
    Well I have bout 20-30 of them in work for desktops for. few years  now, and none have failed and performance is fine. 
     
    I don't see a problem for your use case. There a lot faster than hdds in almost ll use cases
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    Newblesse Obblige reacted to Sorenson in Are DRAM-less SATA SSDs really unreliable and don’t last long? It is just for making a old PC faster.   
    Some of the dreamless works really well if they partition some of the MLC memory as SLC cache. The downside with that is the computer will slow down as it fills up. However, you probably still shouldn’t go and buy the cheapest SSD you can find. Something like this samsung one should be fine and is only $40 https://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-250GB-Internal-MZ-77E250B-AM/dp/B08QBN5J9B/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=250gb+ssd&qid=1617940606&sr=8-1
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    Newblesse Obblige reacted to Electronics Wizardy in Would you rather use a SATA SSD with DRAM or a NVMe SSD with no DRAM as boot drive?   
    Yea dramless ssds aren't great, but there still a lot better than hdds in almost all uses. They will be much faster for boot time, program loading and most other uses.
     
    I have yet to see evidence that they have huge failure rates, yea there worse than high end ssds, but seems simmilar or better than hdds.
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    Newblesse Obblige reacted to NewMaxx in Would you rather use a SATA SSD with DRAM or a NVMe SSD with no DRAM as boot drive?   
    Depends. The DRAM-less SN550 is usually superior to a SATA SSD, for example. NVMe drives have access to HMB in most cases (if DRAM-less) and the protocol has lower latency and higher bandwidth available to it as well. There have been some awful DRAM-less NVMe drives, though, and they can be slow under certain workloads, although generally as a secondary issue to their flash (e.g. QLC) or SLC cache design (e.g. large cache and a fuller drive). The SN550 supports HMB but doesn't need it (large SRAM) plus has static SLC and 96L TLC for good overall performance in 99% of consumer usage even when fuller, for example.
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    Newblesse Obblige reacted to Electronics Wizardy in Would you rather use a SATA SSD with DRAM or a NVMe SSD with no DRAM as boot drive?   
    Id probalby go nvme without dram. Normally faster speeds in most tests. Look at tests here https://www.anandtech.com/show/16504/the-samsung-ssd-980-500gb-1tb-review/2
     
    The dramless ssds are faster in almost all uses, esp those of consumer workloads.
     
    I also haven't seen any evidence of signifanty shorter lifespan of dramless ssds, they should all last longer than there usable for.
     
    Sata seems to be going away pretty quickly now for ssds. Most new systems have nvme ssds as no reason to go sata. Sata will stick around for a while for hdds and legacy systems, but in a new system there isn't much of a reason to get a sata drive.
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    Newblesse Obblige reacted to NewMaxx in Is the Samsung 980 non-pro good?   
    It's basically a T7, Pablo DRAM-less controller with Samsung TLC, upgraded with 128L flash. This flash is a bit faster than the previous generation (92L, as on the 970 EVO Plus), e.g. 10% tR/tPROG for 4K and much faster sequentials (as it has 8KB subplanes). This drive seems to rely somewhat heavily on HMB which is odd since the T7 doesn't pass HMB through its bridge chip, but then again the T7 is bottlenecked by USB anyway. So, basically, you really want to make sure you have an updated system (Windows 10 build) before using it. Arguably most older systems will be upgraded with 2.5" SATA anyway.
     
    This drive in my mind is threading the needle between WD SN550 and Hynix Gold P31. It's DRAM-less w/HMB like the SN550 but has higher sequentials and a large SLC cache. I suspect most knowledgeable people would say the SN550 will usually be the better deal for this market segment; it's a bit of a niche product. The Samsung name carries it. That being said, the SN550 (and P31) are best at 1TB, for smaller capacities this may not be the worst choice if it's priced right.
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