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    Importing W10 Hyper-V VM's into VMWare Workstation Pro 16

    Bought WP16 to do this on a new machine and assumed I could use the standalone converter, couldn't find it, googled a bit more and found that it's been deprecated. What I'm trying to do is to migrate some regular ol' W10 Hyper-V VM's into Workstation 16 Pro on another machine. The exported...
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    Suggestions needed for gaming headset.

    Personally I found the lack of distractions a bigger factor than the soundstage helping (it's fine for gaming - I think the 'openness' aspect is overrated) - when I first got them I was gaming on/off on various phones - including HE/V90's, HD800's and T1Mk1 with antlions, mainly because I could...
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    Z87-Deluxe/Dual Bluetooth in Windows 10

    I guess so - time to hunt for an antenna, sigh
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    Suggestions needed for gaming headset.

    Big fan of the MMX300. I had two of the originals which lasted for almost ten years (If I wanted to rebuild them completely - which is possible, since there are spares - I could, but let's face it, I'd had my money's worth). Looked around, but replaced with the V2's. I did have an issue with...
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    Z87-Deluxe/Dual Bluetooth in Windows 10

    Question: Does it need the wifi aerial to work? I have an old PC with this mobo that I'd like to connect a wireless keyboard to. I've got the wifi antenna detached because it broke and I don't use wifi on the PC - and while the "Bluetooth USB Module" and "Bluetooth Device" is detected in W10...
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    1660ti gaming laptop that is completely silent when word processing wanted

    Buy two machines. One that's fanless (e.g. Surface Pro i5) and a gaming laptop
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    Recommendations Small, cheap windows laptop with rj45

    Probook 430 G5. GbE, USB-C, 1080p, 8th gen i5, PCI-E SSD + 2.5" slot (you'll need a drive mount kit tho). Decent runtime. Screen's nothing special but is IPS.
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    Best laptop for someone is not a gamer?

    X1 Yoga OLED. It's a great laptop to start with, but it can be more. Only the fact that I actually use it detached often means the Surface Book is usually my laptop of choice.
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    Linus Has Some Things to Say about Core i9 and X299

    God, reading this thread reminds me how old we've gotten... ...well clearly, some more than others lol. Some of y'all are totally lawnchair material
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    Optane questions

    Whatever happened to potential users who think? Have you thought about the cache hit rates for your 4Tb drives?
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    Optane questions

    I already have way better than that, which is why I'm asking. But I think the more detailed reviews now out - thanks for the links - answers a lot of my questions. And I think it'd be a good fit. I guess it's just a matter of when I start teh replacement cycle and where the state of Optane is...
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    PC guy. Bought my first Mac for Dev work....Surprised

    It's rather amusing that you'd defend mechs as being very varied, and completely ignore the fact that domes also differ immensely. Thus are niche enthusiasts made though, lol
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    PC guy. Bought my first Mac for Dev work....Surprised

    I have the 2016 MBP's and MB's. They're only used when I need to. The keyboard is an acquired taste, I've no real functioal issues but I think it will result in longer-term problems for anyone, even touch typists - I see similar problemsas with long-term mech users (I love how it's popular...
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    VLAN confusion

    Update: I dunno what I did but the switch has an IP address on VLAN 10!!!! Woohoo! Will be re-powering up the VM and Wifi AP tomorrow to see if it works. Maybe just stepping through all the settings while working through this thread made me turn on something that I'd turned off by mistake or...
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    VLAN confusion

    There really isn't much to it either - In the DHCP Server page, I've Enabled DHCP Server, Enable Conflict Detection, and added a single DHCP Server Lease Scope - my IP range, bound to interface X0:V10. I've left off "Allow BOOTP Clients to use Range".
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    VLAN confusion

    No - again, because I wanted the VLAN on the same physical port as X0. I linked to what I actually did in the video above.
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    VLAN confusion

    The default VLAN is 1. All the 'normal' devices are on VLAN 1 in effect, and the switch settings were as default Untagged for each port on VLAN 1. I added the second VLAN 10 and Tagged the appropriate ports for the devices, including the router port. The Sonicwall router is, as pointed out...
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    VLAN confusion

    That's what I thought, which is presumably why I shouldn't Tag the defaut VLAN. The problem is, when I Tag the added VLAN 10, nuthin'. The switch isn't picking up an IP on the added VLAN from the router, and the VM PC can't ping the router when I have the VLAN settings in Hyper-V set to the...
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    VLAN confusion

    Yeah, but having the default VLAN (1) tagged on the switch for the router port means that I will need to explicitly tag every device on the network with it's own VLAN...? That's not practical. Am I going about this the completely wrong way? As for the port configuration page, it's literally a...
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    VLAN confusion

    So I'd set both default and added VLAN to Tagged for all the ports involved? But that killed all communication with the default VLAN (i.e. when I set the default VLAN on router port to Tagged and also the added VLAN to Tagged) the last time I tried. EDIT: and as I wrote above, if I set the...
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    VLAN confusion

    This I understand, but again - what is the setting for it on the 2910? I have No, Untagged, Tagged and Forbid as the only options for each port per VLAN (including the default VLAN, for which the default is Untagged for each port and subsequent VLANS being No for each port).
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    VLAN confusion

    Well, the easiest way since I have multiple external IP addresses would be for me just to jam on another router on the external switch (which I have) and patch a connection from the desktop / wireless AP to there. But no, this has now become a Thing I Must Do To Confirm I'm Not A Total Dumbass...
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    Optane questions

    Er... Optane started with the P4800X.
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    VLAN confusion

    I need to VPN into a work network. Problem: They have the exact same internal network as I do. I figured "hey no problemo, I'll set up a VLAN with a totally different network on my switch / router so I can put a work laptop / desktop on it." Thing is, while I'm aware of the concept of a VLAN...
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    Optane questions

    Oh, additional question - in terms of enterprise plug-in cards, what chipset would I need for best performance?
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    Optane questions

    Now that I'm getting into video a bit, I'm mulling over rebuilding or rebuying my main media editing system sometime this year or maybe early next year. I'm looking to do editing on the unit with a sizeable portion of the still/moving library actually shadowed on the PC, so will be looking at...
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    Could someone recommend an SSD drive tray for Dell hotswap caddies?

    I picked up equivalents I managed to find - seems like they sell it under a different name in every continent lol I'll come here and rant if they don't fit
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    Z87-Deluxe/Dual USB3 ports failed. Added PCIe USB3.0 card. Oddness thereafter.

    The 3.0 ports have worked since I built this thing. And as I said, they haven't stopped working - it's just that they seem to have magically become 2.0 ports since the Startech card was put in.
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    Could someone recommend an SSD drive tray for Dell hotswap caddies?

    Thanks I'll hunt around for equivalents
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    Z87-Deluxe/Dual USB3 ports failed. Added PCIe USB3.0 card. Oddness thereafter.

    So I came across something that appears to be well documented on this mobo - the 4 Asmedia USB3.0 ports on the motherboard failing. The Z87 as configured (with the Define XL case) has a total of 6 (2 intel, 4 Asmedia failed) USB3.0 ports at the rear and 2 (Intel) on the case front. The mobo...
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    Could someone recommend an SSD drive tray for Dell hotswap caddies?

    i.e. one that puts the SATA ports at the same location as the HDD SAS connectors. Buying in UK. I have a few of the Icy Dock EZConvert MB882SP-1S-2B but it seems to me that the circuit board that's in there is not fully "transparent" - i.e. I get some odd results sometimes even if the drive is...
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    15" all-purpose laptop with optical drive & gigabit (UK)

    Recommendations please for a machine which hits all the following points: - A reasonable CPU (upper-mid HQ) - 8Gb RAM, upgradable to 16 at least - NVMe PCIe upgradable - whatever it ships with - DVD+-RW drive, Blu-ray not important - Gigabit Ethernet - AC wireless - 5.5lbs/2.5kgs or lighter -...
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    Thinking about trying a server SSD replacement...Questions.

    Excellent. Off to buy some SM863a's then.
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    Thinking about trying a server SSD replacement...Questions.

    Last question for now for anyone: What are the competibility issues I could expect to come across with an SM863a on an H700A?
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    Thinking about trying a server SSD replacement...Questions.

    Holy crap I've been using SAS drives since they came out and I had no idea of this - I thought the signalling was incompatible. Thanks for that info. I was thinking about the Seagate Enterprise SAS SSD's but I might test it with a few SSD's then move to SM863a's.
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    Thinking about trying a server SSD replacement...Questions.

    Thanks for the posts - I'll review and make a decision. Oh, one more set of questions: What about TRIM? Drive wear is definitely going to be more of an issue with servers but how does e.g. consumer drives work out with server loads? How did you guys replace a disk array with SSD? Single drive...
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    Thinking about trying a server SSD replacement...Questions.

    There's a Poweredge T410 that's sitting in one of our offices. It does exactly what we need out of it - but the access time could definitely be faster as there are a lot of different things going on with it. Currently it's running 4x 300Gb 15K SAS drives through a PERC H700A. It's running...
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    Which 256Gb SSD for SATA1 (150)?

    Thanks very much for that, answered pretty much all the questions I had.
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    Which 256Gb SSD for SATA1 (150)?

    Yes, of course I'm aware of that. The question was whether drive I/O speeds differ/suffer beyond the limit of the interface speed when it steps down on any drives. e.g. a 250Gb 750 EVO reads at 550/530 sequential, and 40/140 4K. The question is, when I stick it on a SATA1 interface will it be...
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