STORAGE REPORT 2020

Earlier this year, one of the Seagate ST8000DM004 8TB disks become faulty and it has to be wiped to activate the spare sectors. It has since been returned to service as functional. Some installed the drive managed shingled disks into a NAS and discovered their performance was dismal. Drive managed disks are best as JBOD... Continue Reading →

NAND GLUT

The glut of NAND chips has been driving prices down by the reel. M.2 2280 SSD are mass produced by pick and place machines and the glut of NAND chips has afforded price cuts to move more product out to consumers. Trendforce follows the NAND market and they have reported price declines consistent with retail... Continue Reading →

FIXING SLOW FILE COPYING

Here at the studio the NAS and P2P servers are connected to the WiFi box with cat 7 cables. The remaining machines are all connected wirelessly. The studio Wifi is set for band steering to 5 Ghz and a clear channel is used for best performance. Copying files from the desktop with the AX200 WiFi... Continue Reading →

457.51 WHQL

GeForce driver 457.51 is available for Windows 10 x64. This driver is 619MB which is considerably larger than earlier drivers een 3 years ago. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarAssassin’s Creed ValhallaGodfall FIXES AND UPDATES NVIDIA Ampere architecture GPU: Blue-screen crash may occur upon waking from sleep.Freestyle/Ansel: After launching and then closing Star Wars:... Continue Reading →

GEFORCE RTX 3060 TI

NVIDIA has launched the latest Ampere card with the RTX 3060 Ti. The MSRP is $399. GA104392.5 mm²4644 cuda cores1410 MHz base clock1670 MHz boost clock8GB GDDR6HDMI 2.1DisplayPort 1.4aNVIDIA AnselNVIDIA FreeStyleNVIDIA ShadowPlay12-pin power connector The card is faster than the RTX 2080 Super so for anyone desiring an improvement, the RTX 3060 Ti is a... Continue Reading →

MARBLE PARKOUR

Marble Parkour was released on December 1, 2020 by Tero Lunkka. The game was developed by Tero Lunkka and Valkeala Software. Marble Parkour is a child friendly casual arcade game. Roll, boost be fast and avoid traps in this challenging marble parkour game. Make level records, collect achievements and finish challenging... The gameplay is not... Continue Reading →

NVIDIA CARDS TO DIGITAL COINS

In Nvidia's most recent financial report some $175 million of RTX 3000 series cards were sold. Given gamers have largely no cards in hand, this means that digital coin miners have bought up the cards. Bitcoin was over $19,000 at press time. The few hundred cards found on eBay at grossly inflated prices are a... Continue Reading →

RAM CONSIDERATIONS 2020

Windows 10 now uses memory more than earlier versions did. With 32GB of RAM presently installed there seems to be enough to handle the work that comes along. The X570 can support 128GB maximum which is well above the needs at present. The price for 128GB of DDR4-3200 has fallen substantially since it was introduced.... Continue Reading →

TSMC STARTS NEW FACTORY

TSMC has started to build their new factory in Southern Taiwan Science Park near Tainan. This will be fab 18 which will make 300mm wafers and its expected to be able make over 100,000 wafers per month once the line is in full swing. TSMC has been reported to have spent almost $20 billion on... Continue Reading →

APPSPOT SPAM RETURNS

It seems that the spammers that are using the deadbeat Google's Appspot are back at it with a vengeance. Messages likes some woman (22) wants to date and older guy. Right said Fred. I guess the fight against spam is a lost cause. Outlook eventually deletes the messages but at times the flood can be... Continue Reading →

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