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To: FUBHO who wrote (756)8/16/2018 9:52:23 AM
From: raunoy
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I totally agree with you the prices fell badly after the miners stop buying due to fall in bitcoin prices and secondly card producers already announced new cards which is also the cause for this

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To: goldworldnet who wrote (753)9/19/2018 10:00:21 PM
From: Gottfried
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videos on how memory chips are made Message 31797717

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To: Gottfried who wrote (759)9/19/2018 11:47:19 PM
From: Gottfried
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advice for how to behave on social media
askleo.com

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From: FUBHO10/24/2018 3:04:07 PM
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HOW-TO

How to Build a PC

by Andrew E. Freedman October 24, 2018 at 8:00 AM


tomshardware.com






There are plenty of great pre-built PCs on the market, but there’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of using one that you create yourself. While the process of assembling a computer isn’t difficult, it’s daunting the first time you do it. For those embarking on their first build, we’ve put together a step-by-step guide to building a PC.

Before we start, know that this is a guide exclusively dedicated to assembly. That means you’ll need to pick out your parts first. Our list of recommended cases, CPUs, GPUs, motherboards, SSDs, power supplies and RAM, along with our buying guides can help you choose key components.

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To: FUBHO who wrote (761)12/4/2018 4:56:43 PM
From: goldworldnet
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I've challenged myself to use all drive-letters A to Z with 26 drives in Windows 10.

Currently, I have 17 hard-drives mounted without a USB hub, RAID, or a USB expansion card.



Motherboard is an ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Killer. The case has 2 USB-3 ports in front.

Five drives are internal and the rest are external.

manualslib.com

Josh

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To: goldworldnet who wrote (762)12/7/2018 6:21:30 AM
From: goldworldnet
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My eSata port is now working with this eSATA docking station.



amazon.com

Now I have 18 drives and will need to put in some PCIe expansion cards for USB.

Stay Tuned -- Josh

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To: goldworldnet who wrote (763)12/8/2018 6:21:32 AM
From: goldworldnet
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Ordered 2 PCIe cards to expand number of USB ports.


amazon.com

Should arrive today. -- Josh

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To: goldworldnet who wrote (763)12/9/2018 10:57:57 AM
From: goldworldnet
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eSATA

Stands for "External Serial Advanced Technology Attachment." eSATA is a variation of the SATA interface that supports external storage devices. It was standardized in 2004 and uses the same pins and same protocols as internal SATA. However, it provides a slightly different, more rugged connector. The eSATA standard also supports a cable length of two meters compared to the one meter cable length supported by SATA.

Since eSATA uses the same protocols as SATA, an eSATA drive offers the same high-speed data transfer rates as and internal SATA drive. For example, an eSATA 3.0 drive can transfer data at 6 Gbps or 4.8 Gbps, taking into account the data encoding process. This is significantly faster than Firewire 800 (800 Mbps) and USB 2.0 (480 Mbps) and is on par with USB 3.0 (5 Gbps).

Because eSATA offers such fast transfer rates, it has been a popular external hard drive interface used by video editors, audio producers, and other media professionals. While eSATA is one of the fastest interfaces available, it is surpassed by both Thunderbolt (10 Gbps) and Thunderbolt 2.0 (20 Gbps), which are alternatives to eSATA.

eSATAp

Unlike Firewire, USB, and Thunderbolt, the eSATA interface does not provide power to connected devices. Therefore, all drives connected via eSATA must include a separate power connector to provide electricity to the device. A variation of eSATA, called eSATAp or eSATA USB Hybrid Port (EUHP), combines four USB pins and two 12-volt power pins into the eSATA connector. An eSATAp port supports both eSATA and USB connectors. It allows connected devices to draw power from the computer's power supply, eliminating the need for a separate power cable.

techterms.com

Most eSATA ports on an I/O panel are eSATA 3.0 after May 27, 2009, however if you connected an eSATA adapter plate to an internal SATA 1 or SATA 2 port, the external port data transfer rate for eSATA would be at the slower internal SATA 1 or SATA 2 speed.

Josh

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To: goldworldnet who wrote (765)12/9/2018 11:52:20 AM
From: steve harris
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my old HP has one of these I put in it years ago.

newegg.com

fan is getting noisier and noisier

been waiting on the fan to die but it wont!

is it feasible (ease and cost) to replace the fan? Or move on?

I saw a post that it's a 120mm fan, but I didn't know if I could find a replacement fan before ripping it out of the computer and tearing it apart just to take a look

better pics:
coolermaster.com

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To: steve harris who wrote (766)12/9/2018 3:12:12 PM
From: goldworldnet
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I just took a junk PSU apart and mine had a 140mm fan.

A fan could be replaced in a PSU, but don't think it's worth the trouble.

Josh

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