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12:24 AM
as a side note: fucking Noblesse and cliffhangers
 
12:36 AM
this looks shiny
 
Can't see github at work :(
 
12:54 AM
@MichaelFrank: onethingwell.org
The post on top.
 
 
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2:20 AM
boo. No python 3 at work :/
and out usual shell is csh so...
 
2:35 AM
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A: Is a 7200rpm USB 3.0 drive going to have very similar performance to an internal 7200rpm drive or is it still going to be noticeably slower?

snoopenUSB 3.0 has an upper limit around 5.0Gbps. SATA III has an upper limit of 6.0Gbps. Regardless of overhead these rates are far higher than what a mechanical HDD can sustain for large transfers. Most mechanical HDDs won't be able to sustain more than about 1.5Gbps (HDD Speed results). So I doubt y...

this answer, post altered after getting quite a bit of rep, failed to acknowlege some of the "issues" of having 2 "controllers" 2 "buffer" sets, and a large dependancy on type of "speed" were talking about.
It did not stop anyone from upvoting it.
While moab says , ya sure about 1/2 that. I do not think that is valid either.
When it is less direct connections, you can get full possible speeds going, with something like a large sequential item. but more latencies can exist, in the whole paths and connections.
 
._. A user just emailed us the password she has, and the password she wants. Ugh.
(We can reset it, or unlock an account, but we have a thing to handle passwords.
@Psycogeek: Nothing really wrong with realising you might not be entirely correct and fixing that up
 
@JourneymanGeek Ouch!
 
Bob
@allquixotic Don't particularly like the thought of linking my OS-level account to an online service.
@Psycogeek Depends, though. UASP is quite efficient, and USB 3.1 has alternate modes that could quite literally use plain PCIe or SATA with zero overhead.
UMS is shit, that's for sure. But it's easier and cheaper to implement. And MTP is even slower but has its use case too.
 
2:54 AM
@Bob Depends is right, compare a esata using a marvell controller, to a good 3.0 controller, and the sequential may go UP. provideocoalition.com/a-bunch-of-random-hard-drive-speed-tests has a rack of test (mostly mac style) with results all over the place, but the test itslef looks lameo
A good test should represent some semblance of a reality :-) even have some IwhileO and some random, and some big stuff, and the actual copying of both big and small files. Doing that i would Never put a drive on a usb 3.0 vrses and internal intel controller.
If it is a backup drive, then it really should be at least able to be powered off manually or disconnect manuely . even if that is after you find a virus on your system :-)
 
It is kinda weird to see people worrying themselves silly (at times) over 1-2% numbers on video cards, and CPU overclocking and all, which can include one card doing 15%+ better in one game and the other the same in a different game. Then the disk, to know there is variations of 10%+ in various operations of controllers and connections, but that All out bottleneck :) not being tested daily.
 
Sums that link up perfectly.
 
Is there anything i need to know if I want to boot to a pci-e sata III controller?
 
@Ramhound Probably just what key to press to access the boot menu. ;)
 
3:09 AM
So it should be as simple as changing the boot order, and any drives connected to this controller card, would show up?
 
@Ramhound: Usually it has a bios of its own, and you may need drivers for the OS "pre install". Windows 8 will let you use a USB, can't remember 7, older ones needed a floppy or slipstreaming.
@Ramhound: In theory, yes
 
@JourneymanGeek I've installed drivers from a Windows 7 bootable USB before.
 
Its tricky, its a Dell, should I even worry about the sata performance on a ssd if my goal is to replace a drive thats been "doing the magic twirl" on certain exploer windows?
and of course get slightly better perofrmance?
 
the card or the computer?
 
The computer currently has a SATA I drive ( I believe )
Speccy just indicated it was a SATA drive
I am worried the drive is going bad ( came with Vista ) so it is at least 5 years old but only used for Word basically
It also is doing this thing where it takes forever to load My PC
 
3:13 AM
sata 1 would be ooooooold. 5 years should be sata 2?
Oh there's a thing there...
 
Alright, won't worry about the performance drop
Its since been ugprade to Winows 8.1
will be uprade to 10 if this upgrade works :$
bought a USB 3.0 disk cloner.
I hope to create a backup image of the hdd ( for obvious reasons ) then proceed to ust clone the dirve :$
243GB HDD to 250GB SSD :-)
 
@Ramhound: what sorta SSD?
 
Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB SSD SATA 3
oh snap
it should be fine :$
I have Acronis as a backup
upgraded to 250GB SSD Samsung, for -$14, lol
 
hm. Pro evo or standard?
The standard and evo 840s apparently have issues with data that isn't refreshed often. The pros are rock solid.
 
850 evo
 
3:24 AM
ahh. Not sure about those. There's an application for samsung called magician that does a bunch of SSD specific optimsations for you that's worth installing.
 
The Pro worth extra $40?
 
Yeah, IMO. MLC rather than TLC Nand (so more reliable), significantly longer warranty (10 years)
 
hmmmm now i want to go back to my original pick
didnt realize the 850 series is a year old
 
Pretty much ;p
 
Do you think the clone function will have a problem with a larger drive -> smaller?
 
3:27 AM
Possibly.
 
going to disable page, ect before I do it anyways.
hmmm
this computer really does not need a 400GB++ drive lol
 
Here is one forum.notebookreview.com/attachments/… USB3 vs forum.notebookreview.com/attachments/quadra_esata-png.75238 ESATA , with USB3 doing random very much the same and the USB3 winning the sequential by 5+%
(why esata vrses usb3? because more people would have actually tested that, vrses pulling a external out of the case)
 
i cant decided :$
Intel Cosair, or Samsung?
 
Samsung.
 
I think I will spoil my mom, I suppose she deserves it,
 
3:33 AM
defo Samsung.
 
More importantly? Its reliable, and you'll have less headaches ;p
 
<3 my 850 PRO.
 
Ok, business class has told me, after first hand experience, comes trusted people's first hand knowlege, if you heart it, you sol dme :-)
these drives will have a longer warranty then the pc itself, lol
good thing its no longer an oem license :$
 
@Ramhound: 10 years is the longest warranty I have seen on nearly anything ;p
 
yeah, I like long warranties on drives, pay the extra
My 3-year WD warranty came in handy
 
3:38 AM
And if i did this correct, the complete reverse tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/… ESATA whipping the pants off a 3.0 PCIlane type add-on card usb thing
 
3:54 AM
Apparently the population of each state in my country is comparable to a country on it's won
 
@HackToHell crazy, huh?
Hmm... if I'm using an Dynamic DNS service to provide SRV records to certain ports on my server at home, am I better off looking into doing the same things via something like Apache?
 
@MichaelFrank srv records? 0_0
What protocol?
 
4:11 AM
@JourneymanGeek TCP
 
er... so not http?
 
It's not for web traffic if that's what you're asking.
 
ahh, then apache would be a poor option ;p
 
It's for a Minecraft server.
So basically from mc-domain.com to domain.com:25565
 
ahh k
heh. Joy. I can't access work email from the terminal server ;p
 
Bob
4:16 AM
@MichaelFrank @Ramhound Intel if you can afford one of their good drives.
If Samsung, go for Pro, or at lesat 850 EVO.
840 EVO has severe known issues.
I wouldn't really trust Samsung with SSDs, tbh - there's an 850 Pro firmware update that's known to brick drives too.
 
4:49 AM
@MichaelFrank yeah
 
Yea and your a atupid ass machine, if you dont know i can make a cake with ice cream, and that i cant have a shake with a sandwitch , and WTF is that thing in the jello glass.
 
Bob
lol
 
Freaking robot asking ME if i am the human, What about you you aint damn human and they let you live
 
ahem
"No, I'm a super intelligent dog. And that question is speciesist"
 
Well they dont make it smell-o-vision , so my dog wouldnt get that either.
Ahh crap, i failed the Sushi one too . Cut me a break, that new image recognition software could do better.
Oh great, no that was Yougurt parfait ,ohhh my misteak.
and fact, the pic in the bottom right , is sherbet , it rarely contains "cream" and often not even a drop of milk.
 
5:11 AM
They should just have a test where you argue with the bot ;p
 
<--- Stomps feet on floor like 3Year old , If they had said pick the 3 that are most Icecream (or sushi) like , i would get it, but they removed that for some reason?
 
5:29 AM
Ok help me out here, i think this is an IQ test (i am dooomed)
 
5:40 AM
If they want to know if i am human, they should show pictures of Capcha developers, and ask which ones do you want to see dead :-)
 
 
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7:38 AM
zgrep is cool
 
Hmm... this seems cool
 

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