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About WildWestRonin

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  1. Thank you on both points! Actually, for the first point you made, I just came to that conclusion from another comment XD so good job beating me to the punch. As hard as it may be, I'm looking to learn a lot from this project so I just might do it I just might admit after the fact if it proves too difficult. I will have a raspberry pi at my disposal to serve as the controller board, and I don't have it yet so I can look for the best option to do both jobs before I buy. As to the hard drives, I wasn't aware of this trend reversal, but I am planning on buying used (and backing up using someo
  2. no, actually the opposite! after a google search, raid zero is still meant for spreading data across multiple storage devices. although it is faster than other methods for that purpose, what I am looking for is a way to use two connections for one drive. now that I mention it, though, you might be on to something. If I mimic raid zero in the raspberry pi, it might be able to acknowledge the device without any really weird tricks or high latency.
  3. Mine isn't tiny but if this is the case, it doesn't seem worth pursuing, thank you!
  4. Thank you guys, even though the mad scientist and engineer within me are sad, I appreciate y'alls' input.
  5. Duly noted, I'll probably be getting the same SSD either way honestly, because I think it may significantly outlast the main system itself, but it is true that the modern consumer HDDs using the magnetic shingles technology are significantly worse at that sort of thing than the older / enterprise tech that I will have.
  6. the idea is that it would use two connections simultaneously, doubling the speeds overall without affecting the individual connections at all. It would be like a reverse Y splitter in that sense.
  7. in these trying times (plus I'm new to actually building PCs, although I've been picking up knowledge for years) I bought a used GTX 1650, not the refreshed/newer version, but I realized that the GPU I have in my laptop is actually a 1070, which is about 30% stronger across the board, on paper. While I haven't got tons of experience with computers I am equipped with soldering equipment, a full complement of normal tools, and I know others with more experience (with tools and with computers); does anybody know of this being done before (and what survived the operation), or can I write off this
  8. I have an incredibly old motherboard but it was free and I'm going extremely cheap on my first PC build. That said, I'll also have a raspberry pi to play around with (we're getting a pi-hole) and I was thinking that with the proper code in linux I could get SATA 3 speeds where only SATA 2 ports exist by doubling up (3 gigs for SATA 2, 6 gigs for SATA 3), because otherwise my planned SSD card would be capped to half speeds basically, and not give that much improvement over the 'always on' CFM type enterprise HDD I have my eyes on. I basically want to know if it's possible to get the