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In Topic: RAID or Simply "Copy" Files for Backup?

17 July 2017 - 10:05 AM

if write speed is not an issue, windows storage pool is good, you can add or remove them at anytime 


if they are portable hard drives, then just back them up so you can put other stuff on them 


if they are stuck in the same computer forevever and you want a single mirror backup, raid is fine 



btw, if you can afford it you may want to get a little NAS



remember, the most important thing about a good NAS is the quality of the software

you can control the NAS from your iphone app or automatically upload and backup your smart phone photos

or sync files from work to home like dropbox

it even has HDMI output so you can watch your videos straight on a TV

here are some of the apps: 


In Topic: laptop battery dying?

17 July 2017 - 09:33 AM

laptop batteries are only 15$ now, bro

you are making this a way bigger deal than it is


however, are you sure you bought the laptop last year? it may have a 1 year warranty so you can ask about getting the battery replaced 


you can continue to use the computer with a bad battery is fine, but it would be like leaving your TV on 24 hours a day so unplug it if you are not using it if it constantly says it is charging. 


its very easy to tell if your battery is bad, just start unplugging your laptop while it is turned on

while doing normal stuff like web browsing, does the computer last more than an hour? or just 30 minutes? 

In Topic: home theater equipment upgrade

30 June 2017 - 12:42 PM

why do you want 4 surrounds? 

first of all, your room is pretty little

and also very few movies or television and NO GAMES support 7 channel

so I recommend you start with a regular 5.1 system and then decide if you want to expand 


I love the Klipsch R-26, they are my favorite speakers for a good value home theater

but u dont need big rear speakers

I dont have a recommendation for you though

if you use little bookshelf speakers you might need stands

and one mistake alot of people make is they put the rear speakers up high by the ceiling on the wall

the rear speakers should be level with your head while you are sitting on the couch just like the front speakers


I know about the 250-S but they seem a little weird

so I have no comment but go ahead and try them

In Topic: what are the best file lockers for the PC?

01 March 2017 - 01:04 PM

I use veracrypt for portable hard drives

but its not the most user friendly


however, it is not run by some big company that the government has their hands in

not that I have anything to hide, but I am sure the FBI and NSA have easy access to open bitlocker and other microsoft products 

In Topic: Love the surface, anyone owned a chuwi or onda tablet?

26 February 2017 - 11:38 AM

Ok, I ordered a switch alpha 12 

it has an i5 processor that uses liquid dispersion to keep it cool 

so it is fanless 

it "looks good" on paper, but since it is acer I have doubts about the build quality though I like the brand overall for budget users


the lenovo miix 700 can also be had for around 400$ or less which seems to be a good buy 


whatever model you get, I recommend at least 4GB RAM

the 2GB models do seem to bog down some, but are still great for entertainment if you just can't afford more


bought a surface pro 4 for a relative last year

and it has hanged a few times, I think due to the graphic driver or biometrics stuff and I've had to do a hard reset

not sure if most users experience this or not 




lenovo miix 320 just came out

it has 1920x1200 screen 

atom X5

USB type C

and includes keyboard

all for 199$