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  1. Thread: Upgrade C Drive 500GB SSD to 1 or 2TB SSD? by pparks1
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 11 Views 748

    #1). Making and restoring an image is easy #2)....

    #1). Making and restoring an image is easy
    #2). You will always have your original drive on hand..so if you restore the image and it doesn't work, you can just pop in the original drive and boot...
  2. Replies 16 Views 8,512

    are these app's (exe's), legitimate software...

    are these app's (exe's), legitimate software obtained in a legal sense? Since I gave up on any pirated software about 15 years ago, I've almost never experienced a problem.
  3. Thread: Installing Linux? by pparks1
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 18 Views 2,914

    Sure, as long as we aren't fighting I don't see...

    Sure, as long as we aren't fighting I don't see any issues.

    I'm a long time Windows certified and Linux certified systems engineer. We can all help each other out. Right tool for job. ...
  4. Thread: Small question about OS'es... by pparks1
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 6 Views 1,749

    Highly recommend if new to linux, install as a...

    Highly recommend if new to linux, install as a virtual machine first and see if you like it. If you have 10Pro you can use Hyper-V, if you don't, you can use Oracle virtual box (free).
  5. Thread: Large HDDs or SSDs? by pparks1
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 32 Views 4,833

    Look at robocopy. command line tool, can mirror...

    Look at robocopy. command line tool, can mirror source to a destination. first copy takes full time as it gets everything. All subsequest copies are fast as it only gets the changes.

    Here is...
  6. Thread: Large HDDs or SSDs? by pparks1
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 32 Views 4,833

    my response was meant to be sarcastic in nature. ...

    my response was meant to be sarcastic in nature. while you don't need a NAS enclosure, you would just instead need a fully running PC, Linux know-how, etc .
  7. Thread: Windows 10 Network Alternative? by pparks1
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 2 Views 662

    What about if you hit start, run...

    What about if you hit start, run \\servername\sharename? I've been running windows networking at home for 20 years and it's been totally reliable for me.

    I never go into the network browser to...
  8. Thread: Large HDDs or SSDs? by pparks1
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 32 Views 4,833

    You would just need something running Linux with...

    You would just need something running Linux with the disks attached to it instead. I'd probably expect that those not comfortable with Linux aren't going to be too excited about setting something...
  9. Thread: Large HDDs or SSDs? by pparks1
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 32 Views 4,833

    I get what you are saying. For example, I do...

    I get what you are saying. For example, I do have an 8TB Western Digital USB external drive. The purpose of that drive is to hold
    1). Macrium backup images of my machines at home
    2). A...
  10. Thread: Large HDDs or SSDs? by pparks1
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 32 Views 4,833

    ^ Yeah, I work in Enterprise IT. I've used EMC...

    ^ Yeah, I work in Enterprise IT. I've used EMC products, NetApp products, Dell PowerEdge products and they all support huge arrays and many shelves of drives. Even with the enterprise class...
  11. Thread: Large HDDs or SSDs? by pparks1
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 32 Views 4,833

    Yeah, not a fan of RAID 0 here either. Only use...

    Yeah, not a fan of RAID 0 here either. Only use it for scratch space. On a personal home computer setup, just give me an SSD or NVMe.

    I'd be very apprehensive about having old drives hanging...
  12. Thread: Large HDDs or SSDs? by pparks1
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 32 Views 4,833

    Let's say you have 20TB of movies to store. You...

    Let's say you have 20TB of movies to store. You can use 10 x 2TB drives to do it, but you run out of space, you generate lots of heat, you don't have enough SATA ports, etc.

    Personally, I don't...
  13. Thread: Installing Linux? by pparks1
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 18 Views 2,914

    you got nothing to lose but a little time and...

    you got nothing to lose but a little time and maybe some hair.

    I started my Linux journey in 1999 and have been supporting it professionally since then.



    There are tons of distros out...
  14. Thread: Linux with w10 - alternative methods? by pparks1
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 15 Views 2,790

    I haven't dual booted in years. Virtual machines...

    I haven't dual booted in years. Virtual machines are the way that I pretty much run it all.

    As others have said, hyper V is an option with 10 pro. I feel linux support might be better with...
  15. Thread: Do You Know The Answer To This? by pparks1
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 30 Views 4,411

    I don't tend to focus much on temps. I don't...

    I don't tend to focus much on temps. I don't tend to overclock much (if at all), so as long as my box is running relatively where it should be, I don't worry about it.

    I'm running a Ryzen 5900x...
  16. Thread: Do You Know The Answer To This? by pparks1
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 30 Views 4,411

    I do the pea sized dot in the center, but not as...

    I do the pea sized dot in the center, but not as much as is shown in that photo.
  17. Thread: Using old SSD for backups by pparks1
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 2 Views 267

    For sure. I bought a Crucial P1 1TB NVMe and put...

    For sure. I bought a Crucial P1 1TB NVMe and put it into an external enclosure and it's awesome for anything that you can do within 1TB.
  18. Thread: Anxiety of Updating Windows 10 by pparks1
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 17 Views 2,343

    I'm assuming that the update that you are talking...

    I'm assuming that the update that you are talking about is this one from mid april
    KB5001330

    Microsoft is in a tough position. They provide software to end-users and we essentially are provided...
  19. Replies 144 Views 28,142

    ^ HaHa, that's what I get for multitasking. ...

    ^ HaHa, that's what I get for multitasking. Good catch.
  20. Replies 144 Views 28,142

    ^ Imagine that you have 100,000 grains of sand in...

    ^ Imagine that you have 100,000 grains of sand in the trunk of your car. This is your entire registry.

    You uninstall application A, which has 15 red grains of sand. Unfortunately, the...
  21. Thread: BSOD's issues on VirtualBox by pparks1
    Forum: Virtualization
    Replies 8 Views 597

    I've not had problems with Windows 10 as a guest...

    I've not had problems with Windows 10 as a guest on Virtualbox.
  22. Thread: Hardware Thread 2021 by pparks1
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 350 Views 42,049

    Sticky: That score is right in line with my G.Skill...

    That score is right in line with my G.Skill 3600Mhz CL16 RAM that I am running in my X570. Capacity shouldn't impact your score.

    330105
    330106

    I haven't done any tweaking to my RAM. I...
  23. Thread: AMD discussion by pparks1
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 764 Views 105,865

    The WD Black NVME's are awesome. I have 3 of...

    The WD Black NVME's are awesome. I have 3 of the SN750's and 1 of the SN850's. Right on par with Samsung in my opinion.
  24. Thread: AMD discussion by pparks1
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 764 Views 105,865

    I'm running a combination of 3.0 and 4.0. Other...

    I'm running a combination of 3.0 and 4.0. Other than benchmarks, don't experience any day to day improvements.
  25. Thread: Surge Protector Recommendations by pparks1
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 115 Views 30,104

    Yeah, I really don't know. All I can saw is...

    Yeah, I really don't know. All I can saw is that I have owned my own computer since around 1993 and at some point around 2005 i probably bought my first UPS. It's now 2021 and I haven't had a...
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