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  2. That is what I would buy if I could still find them in the UK. I did find an web article somewhere that says that the Pro models have MLC cells that have a longer lifetime than the TLC used in the EVO models and I think it also said that the higher grade models have a small proportion of the even more reliable SLC cells (used in top end business models) as a sort of cache and that the 850 pro had the greatest proportion. Another web page also helps... https://www.datenreise.de/en/ssd-comparison-differences-between-samsung-pro-and-evo-series/
  3. Yesterday
  4. Jason

    MS Gen10 non-ECC memory

    The new HPE Gen10 plus is rated for up to 32 GB ECC RAM but will support both ECC and non-ECC. Also up to 64 GB.
  5. Trig0r

    I changed the CPU of my Gen 8

    I'd take the 1265, it has hyperthreading and runs cooler. Bit more useful info here on ARK. https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/compare.html?productIds=65734,65728
  6. Trig0r

    WD Red 2-4-6TB drives could be SMR

    Same size, mmm, I could do that.. I've got a 500Gb Samsung 860 Evo, a pair of 250Gb 850 Pro's then some Crucial MX300/500 drives in the other server at work. Yeah, I could still get it working..
  7. thiagotgc

    I changed the CPU of my Gen 8

    Hello friends. Today two CPUs arrived for my two Gen 8 servers I had bought two different models However, the seller sent the first model wrong, and sent me a Xeon E3-1220 v2 According to this comparison LINK he two are very similar. I used thermal paste MX-4 (2020), and put heatsinks on the other chipset on the motherboard. The speed of FAN today, in both GEN8 is 6% I know that the Xeon E3-1220 v2 consumes much more energy, but can this be a problem? It seems to be slightly better than the Xeon E3-1265L v2. Between these two models, which is better in performance?
  8. I second the samsungs but am not familiar with 'commercial' grade SSDs. very familiar with 'economy' ones though... but for my laptop "daily driver" I have a 850 evo with 85tb on it already.
  9. Chris said the SSDs need to be the same size and he uses old 128GB drives that are not showing wear over 4 years use. I have asked him if there is a user guide that documents all this. Reliable manufacturer's drives that size are rare. For me, I'd like to have lower density 256GB which have long warranty and high TBW, so I plan to buy two Samsung 860 Pro as soon as funds permit - or my kids each buy me one for my birthday (hint) Here is the Samsung Warranty +TBW link... https://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/minisite/ssd/support/warranty/
  10. Trig0r

    WD Red 2-4-6TB drives could be SMR

    Hmmm, well I'm down to a single spare SSD at the mo as got rid of one to a mate, I've got 2 spares in my other server at work so could use those if required..
  11. ShadowPeo

    Windows is activated

    @JackoUK Interesting, not seen that linking before. Seen it on retail copies, but not for machine licences
  12. ShadowPeo

    Have I put the SSD on wrong?

    As the others said, pretty much whatever works, if it does not move easily, seriously impede airflow or allow the cables to move too much (and then break the SSD connector - seen this before it does happen) then you should be good
  13. ShadowPeo

    email retention policy

    Always, get everything in writing, get a follow up email and do not action unless responded to. Cover your arse, no one else will
  14. ShadowPeo

    Over my head... a little

    I agree with @Trig0r define what are you trying to achieve. Both Hyper-V and ESX have their benefits, if you are going to go for an M$ exam no point playing with ESX for instance. If you are going to do some more advanced things and want to discretely assign hardware, ESX is better for that. Personally I mainly use Hyper-V because that's what I use at work so therefore I can configure and troubleshoot that in my sleep (although moving to containers these days so we shall see how that ends up) I also effectively have unlimited M$ licences through work so I do not care to much about costs on that, I get full Datacentre versions for no cost if I want it, therefore its cheaper for me to do this. also I do not know if it still applies but I have a recollection of ESXi having hardware limitations, most notably 32GB of RAM I do not know if that still applies, but its a limitation in the free version (if you want full versions reasonably cheaply have a look at VMUG memberships) There are also other platforms ProxMox, Xen and others outside "the big two" that may better achieve what you want Start out with what you want to achieve, and go from there
  15. From my understanding of a brief discussion with Chris, you can't slice'n'dice existing disks. You have to have 2 extra SSDs added to an existing pool to be able to use SSD Optimizer.
  16. Last week
  17. JackoUK

    Windows is activated

    All good. MSFT have progressively improved the re-installation process for Windows 10 so that one no longer has to enter 25-character product codes ... or retrieve disks ... and from May 2020 rely on a manufacturer's recovery partition: the installation files can be downloaded from the net by simply selecting an option. The OS recognises the hardware and its associated license and will permit limited changes e.g. new OS disk. Better still upgrading from Widows 7, 8, 8.1 to Windows 10 is still allowed FOC and will result in a permanently activated W10 license. Great for giving a new lease of life to older devices, as you have seen. In most cases upgrading an old device with an SSD for say £35 and free W10 is a sweet deal 😀 One can also (optionally) associate a Microsoft email account (MSA) with the machine license. https://www.ghacks.net/2016/08/15/link-microsoft-account-windows-10-license/ My guess is this would put you in good stead with MSFT for an extra change, say the motherboard failed.
  18. schoondoggy

    meross at woot again

    https://tools.woot.com/plus/meross-smart-home-products-1?ref=w_cnt_cdet_tool_dly_wobtn
  19. Since this is a new drive and a new install, I second reformatting and starting over with a clean slate. Installing Windows 10 on an SSD doesn't take long anyway.
  20. oj88

    Windows is activated

    Yes. Well, that was easy, unless I'm missing something.
  21. Rodf

    Windows is activated

    When looking at This PC, with the view of basic information about your PC, for Windows activation, when it says, "Windows is activated". I presume that means that it recognized my license for WIndows 10 Pro, after I replaced my old HDD with an SSD, then installed Windows 10 Pro and validated my activation. That I now have a valid license installed on this new SSD. Am I correct?
  22. Al_Borges

    Have I put the SSD on wrong?

    as long as it doesn't block airflow in the case you will be fine. I've attached SSD's with double sided tape to inside and lived
  23. nrf

    Have I put the SSD on wrong?

    wrong is a funny word in this context. is the drive accessible to the cables and not going to shift around? you should be good. sometimes I have been known to have a ssd just 'sitting in there' and I am not afraid because I don't transport my 20 pound pcs.
  24. When I was working on putting the new SSD in, I had got a 3.5 inch to 2.5 inch adapter. However, it wouldn't fit into the hard drive bay. So, still using the adapter I connected it to to frame. Did I do wrong?
  25. schoondoggy

    Can I just delete the Windows.Old folders?

    Windows disk cleanup tool- Clean up system files- Previous Windows installations: Instructions in this guide: https://www.howtogeek.com/223821/what-is-the-windows.old-folder-and-how-do-you-delete-it/
  26. After all the trouble I've gone through just to get it to boot, I'd really rather not format and do a free install. Also running Disk Cleanup, even when I tell it to remove old system files (and it even mentions Windows.Old folders), doesn't remove them. Why is that?
  27. Trig0r

    Can I just delete the Windows.Old folders?

    Run the disk cleanup wizard, cleanmgr.exe, make sure you untick the Downloads folder tho if you have anything in there. Failing that, format, do a fresh install and go from there
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