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About zeondx

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  1. Ssd's do have a theoretical write limit vs hdds. Essentially when you run out writes, that drives done. Your data from the last bit of writes will still read, but no more writing stuff to the drive. The amount of writes is dependent on the size of the drives and the manufactorers. Yep, it matters where/whom you buy your ssds. From mentioned before, Samsung and Intel are the notably better brands to buy from. Ssds are not so affected by drops or movement, do that to a physical hdd. Welp, you probably lose every bit or byte of your data. Ssds are all flash memory, which is prevalent in things that use Nands to hold important software updates. Hdds have physically moving parts, so there's that issue to worry about with external hdds. Especially the external 3.5 hdds with a power source. External ssds are pretty amazing. Samsung makes a decent set of portable ssds that are nice to carry around. Oh yeah, there's different types of ssds these days. There's the conventional 2.5 ssd, m.2 ssd(looks like a stick and used mostly for laptops for space concerns), and pcie ssds. Intel makes some overly pricey pcie ssds, which have some insane writes and reads. Also its due to the fact pcie is faster than sata 6. Also I do think that ssds record how much data that has been written. Somewhere in the warranty for most ssds, it will mention that it only covers until certain threshold of data has been written to the drive.
  2. Ah ok, HDCP is sort like a drm imposed by Intel. Well, that sort of sucks for watching movies from blurays. How exactly does making things harder to watch legally stop/keep people from pirating from movies? It also makes copying and backuping up your blurays a pain in the rear. Though HDCP 2.2 strippers exist, from what I read on wiki. A company called LegendSky made something called HDFury, which completely removes HDCP 2.2 from movies/blurays. So who knows what kind of wonky setup to watch your own legal content might happen. New processors/mobos/gpus being setuped just to fall in line with new drm mechanisms. Um, wouldn't a bluray player at this point just be cheaper? Unless you backup your own sources and transcode/mux them into a giant cloud drive for watching at home. Alot of people end up doing that, too many disc to go through. Also simplifies watching things from folders vs large stacks of blurays.
  3. I feel like I am in the stone age with a 1080p monitor, but it's one of those with the 144hz. Overall the Asus vg248qe has been a nice monitor for gaming. I just can't justify that the price for new 4k monitors for pc's are entry level $300-$400 vs a big tv is around $400-500 depending on sales. Asus also released that high end 144hz 4k monitor, but going off previous pricing. Its going to be $1000+. Anywho I just really haven't experienced much with 4k, though I hear the rage about movies and games being so much better. I hate having to upgrade for silly reasons, but to enjoy that uhd content; I might have to keep it mind when buying new computer stuff. At least with a full tower, 850 PSU, 1080 gtx, and Noctua Dh14; I will be ready for 4k movies. Is there anything beneficial with the new 10 series cards from Nvidia? Hdcp 2.2? I'm not sure if the gpu will become useful for doing much with 4k on it's own, other than gaming at ~ 60 fps. The cpus are up there in cost with the gpus. $500-600 for top of the line computer parts(cpus or gpus), not too mention all whole new chipsets that come out for the processors. At least with the gpu, you wouldn't have to change out the mobo as well. Good mobos tack on another $100-$200 to an upgrade. Ddr4 isn't cheap either, though I'm not sure what the whole hurrah is with that either. Side note: Does consoles even have the capability to play native 4k blurays or 3d blurays? I remember hearing the hurrah about PS4 pro not being native 4k, but some kind of upscale.
  4. @SpiderMiles I wonder if this means new Motherboards/chipsets? Decent to high end mobos aren't cheap for Intel. Also means I need new brackets for either the new I7s or Amd's Ryzen (zen architecture) processors. Supposedly Noctua will send out new brackets if you have a receipt for one of the new Amd processors.
  5. I'm hoping it finally adds a processor that's equivalent to Intel's high end cpus like the i7 6700. My Amd 8370 is still holding pretty well for most games these days. The new line of i7 7 series cpus are coming out pretty soon, so I don't know how Amd Zen will even compare. It seems like Amd is always a step behind Intel/Nvidia, but not bad for price for value in computer builds. Im not a fan of Amd gpus, been sticking to Nvida gpus. I think it's why Amd is always behind, its that their R&D is stretched between doing Cpus and Gpus. Vs Intel focusing on cpus and Nvidia focusing on gpus. Amd processors have notably weaker cores, so maybe that will change with Zen. Not sure how the new Intel processors will change much, unless you go for 3000-4000 dollar computer build. Pricing with Intel has always been high, they have to make up their R&D costs in the end.
  6. Blurays last longer than dvds and are somewhat scratch resistant. Less prone to those tiny scratches that dvds accumulate. Not too mention Blurays have a really long shelf life. I just wish the 100gb blurays would come down in price. Ive been using the 25gigs/50gigs from digistor, which weren't too bad in price and they still work after a few years from backing them up. So they seem to hold up to me. Also to mention the major difference in those Bluray sizes are the layers that they add to them, makes them harder to burn and produce. Sort of why their prices for the 100gb are pretty high. 25 gig (single layer), 50 gig(two layers), and 100 gig (quad layers) I haven't really used raid, just listened to the IT instructor back from college mentioning his experiences with data backups and using raid for data redundancy. The same data shared across multiple drives in turn means when one drive goes out, you have multiple drives that still have your data. Also helps that when you experience high i/o from customers that you have multiple drives with the same data spread out, supposedly increases read speed. Just slower when you have to make writes to all the different drives. There's several different types that you can setup, depending on how many hdds you have and what your using raid for. I just don't have multiple hdds laying around to tinker with raid, sort of not cost effective as I am not dealing with tons of data. Though my steam library does leave me with several terabytes to backups. Games these days are massive. Origin and Uplay need a better backup method for games. That copy and paste junk doesn't work well.
  7. Raid sets up the same data to multiple drives, whats the offchance all your hdds go out at once? Yeah, backup your data up to disc or tape is the perferred method in the IT world. Tape drives weren't exactly cheap, last I looked at them. Blurays aren't too bad for your value
  8. Yes, I was clumsy. It happens, but I do know their advance replacement policies require a hold on your credit card. They pull the hold, once you return the other drive and they verify that they get it. No, I wasn't complaining about returning a bad drive on my part. Just the experience of having to deal with their customer service/return policies being a bit harsh even on normal replacements. I just have had an easier time replacing a drive through western digital, and their shipping back and forth is pretty nice. Alot faster than Seagates at almost 5-7 business days, which isn't too bad. They have this weird packaging material that they use for drives. It looks like packaging foam, though I have never seen it available to buy online/offline. Raid will save your bacon with backups and archive your data on blurays, they are expensive. But so worth not losing your data. Especially family photos, and videos. Not sure on cloud save these days, but google drive isn't too hard/terrible to use for pushing a bit of data out for backups. Be proactive with data backups and you won't have to worry about losing terabytes of data. Nothing sucks more than having to redownload all your game libraries from steam/origin/uplay/gog. There is getting to be too many of these services.
  9. Well, I just dropped my 5tb seagate portable/external drive. I pulled it off the ledge it was on. Seagate's replacement policy is a lot crummier than Western Digitals. Seagate asks that you pay the shipping to them, and requires special package in their instructions. No bubble wrap, no packaging peanuts... What the heck do you package it with? They asked for some kind of speciality hdd packaging material that you can't buy at any store around you like USPS, UPS, or even FEDEX. I eventually called the customer service reps and they said bubble wraps fine as long as the drive was an external drive and wasn't moving around excessively in the packaging box. Western Digital pays shipping both ways, and doesn't enforce any weird shipping policies; that are just mandated to keep customers from getting their drives replaced if they happened to ship it to them in a crummy old box. Why a 5tb external? Steam backups are pretty nice when you have crappy/slow/backwater internet providers like Mediacom(crapcom), Comcast(Comcrap), or any other isp that takes advantage of supposed select markets with their imposed download caps. I have a bit of content from Kametsu, and Dorianhd irc channel's xdcc. Well, when they didn't start charging for access to it. Ssd's that I have are a 500 gig Samsung Evo, which is totally worth it for large games like Fallout 4, or The Witcher 3. The performance is worth buying into them. Not too mention boot times and updates are so much faster. Ssd's major con is the limited writes with flash memory.
  10. Don't buy into prebuilt computers at Walmart or Best Buy. You will end up with junk that won't even hold for a year or two. Trust me, it's hard to tell someone that their computer is just cheap parts that they were overcharged on. Compaqs are notoriously junky computers that fall apart as well Hp's just being a step up from junk. Not much better, than pre-building your pc. I'd recommend a really small ssd just to get that amazing perfomance with boots and updates is completely worth it. Especially if your looking at 5-6 years to hold your mom. @raystrikerhas a pretty decent build for within 300 dollars, but again I'd recommend to add a 120gig or 240 gig ssd for windows 10.
  11. Dark souls 3: $15 (xbox one) Pretty good deal Recore: $20 (xbox one) Gears of War 4: $30 (xbox one) Dishonered 2: $35 (xbox one) Mostly games that I picked up for Black Friday. Gears of War 4 for $30 is a killer deal, plus you get all the other Gears games from the collection except for Gears of War Remastered. I wish I would have seen that Black Friday deal for Final Fantasy 15 on the Xbox store. I always miss a really good deal. The 3ds were a $100, that kind of blows to me. I had just a bought a 3ds for $200, oh well. Never can anticipate the holiday sales. I also stood in line for a random gift card at retail store, supposedly there was $1000 dollar card mixed in. And the cards were for the first 300 people in line. I only got $5 and everything in the store was well over $5 even with the Black Friday sale. I think it was the whole gimmick behind the free gift cards, which was to attract a crowd of people to spend money with their free gift cards.
  12. NIce to meet and greet with everyone. I am just a typical gamer and anime viewer. Starting with inuyasha, full metal alchemist, yu yu hakisho, and trigun is what got me interested in anime. Games I typically play are those that somewhat long like darksouls or the final fantasy series.
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