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[QUOTE=SeveredSkull;36809502]Dude... Don't bring in your PC to a repair place... They charge you an arm and a leg, and most of the time they tack on extra hour's labor for time they don't even touch it. (Trust me... I work for one) I will GLADLY make you a video tutorial on how to repartition your hard drive when you re-install the OS, as well as keep everything working nice and clean. The only issue is that you can only create partitions to store your data AFTER YOU START THE REBUILD. If you re-partition your HDD while it has data on it, shit will get corrupted. You will still need to back up your data onto an external HDD or other sort of external media. Also, without knowing your motherboard model, the only possible specs that I could see being the limiting factor is going to be the CPU. The graphics card you have can always be upgraded with no issue of incompatibility, but the CPU is a different story as the socket sets have to match as well as be compatible. If you are looking to upgrade, I would recommend just doing a complete overhaul and build a new machine, as your motherboard can only upgrade to a certain point in today's technology. [editline]17th July 2012[/editline] Technology in that area has improved, but I still do not trust those fuckers. Back in the early models, the chips on the circuit boards would actually get used up after about 100k write cycles, and the SSD would be locked into a "Read-Only" state in which writing data to the SSD was literally impossible unless you replaced the entire circuit board (Which is bascially buying a new SSD.) As for the factory paste: What gives you the impression that it is not as good? How do you know what type of paste they use? Please back up your assumptions with actual facts. [editline]17th July 2012[/editline] Oh Derp. Motherboard model sitting right there... Goin' to look up some info on it.[/QUOTE] I definitely agree with you on not taking it to a PC repair shop. They overcharge way too much. Back before I got into building my own, i took a computer to one and they charged me for 4 hours of work when all i asked them to do was install 2 120mm fans and a PCI card. As for the SSD, I've never heard of this issue before. If you copuld link me to a case I'd be grateful. (Not trying to be a dick, i'm quite interested in SSD so hearing anything good or bad about them is nice.) For the factory paste, I personally always use Artic Silver thermal compund. Also, the motherboard doesn't matter, the paste is on the heatsink that comes with the cpu. Everytime I've gotten a CPU, it's had little thermal paste on it and had heating issues. The first time i installed my cpu, i called intel and they said they recommend changing it. It's not a great quality thermal compund but it cools it enough to be functional.
Sure thing. Theres whole debates over this shit. I started following it when they first came out with the things, but lost interest in most of it. Like I had said "Back in the early models" when they first came out... Best 2 links I could find: [url]http://www.storagesearch.com/ssdmyths-endurance.html[/url] , and [url]http://www.zdnet.com/blog/apple/the-ssd-failure-debate/1342[/url] . Now, Keep in mind, I have never owned an SSD, so I haven't experienced any of these myths/truths about them first hand. I have only read about them. [editline]17th July 2012[/editline] [QUOTE]"In the early days of flash SSDs managing this was a real headache for oems and users. The maximum number of write cycles to an address block - the endurance - was initially small (about 10,000 write cycles in 1994, rising to 100,000 in 1997). And the capacity of flash storage was small too. So the write endurance limit was more than just a theoretical consideration. In the worst case - you could destroy a flash SSD in less than a week! But in those days the SSD was being designed in by electronics engineers who knew exactly how the SSD was going to be used. If it helped solve the problem they could even rewrite the software a different way to lessen the risk. "[/QUOTE] This.
I bought a SSD aswell recently (Adata S511). I was distrustful to them, but so far now I'm very satisfied with it, mainly because of the speed. Windows boots up under 5 seconds, it's crazy. You don't want to use a SSD to store your files on, it's too small and you don't need a SSD to play music, watch movies, and edit Word documents (things the general users do). For now they a great to use them as system disks. I'm not sure if they wear out as much and quickly as people say. I think most of them had the first generation which were very unstable, unreliable, or just plainly broke. In most cases this was being caused by faulty Firmware. In 2 years the SSD technology made a big leap though. As for reliability: In theory, considering normal consumer use, a SSD *should* be safer to store your data since the possibility of mechanical defects is null. The wearing out of the flash cells are * apparently* negligible for consumers. Al tough in Enterprise environments it is not uncommon to replace SSD's every 6 to 12 months. One should notice the wearing out of a SSD in time, compared to the sudden breaking of a non SSD.
this is from that same article [quote]Write endurance rating:- 2 million cycles. (The typical range today for flash SSDs is from 1 to 5 million. The technology trend has been for this to get better.[/quote] I believe this is pretty good tbh. However, what these articles don't say is what the SSD is being used for. They are probably using it for everything. Using it as a main drive fro their music, documents OS, etc.I can see that causing it to drastically lose life. But if it is only just for the OS, that greatly reduces the amount of writes made to the HDD thus allowing a longer life. (correct me if i'm wrong)
Nope. You are 100% correct. If you are using the entire SSD for everyday use, then it is going to go quick. That article also assumes "Even Wear" which means 100% of the SSD's cells have been written. Each time you save a document, or even modify it, data changes, and that will use up a cell's life. If you use it as a system disk, the only time it is going to really need a decent amount of write cycles is for updates, registry changes, driver installs, etc.
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