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Message 88379 - Posted: 9 Oct 2018, 18:50:53 UTC - in response to Message 88372.  

So perhaps that a DP to HDMI doesn't shut off the cable once the monitor is off.

Perhaps. And it's easy to test.

<== Disconnects the VGA cable and the DP to HDMI adapter from the back of the computer leaving only the DP to HDMI cable for the Toshiba connected.

Everything (icons and open windows) shifted to the Toshiba which kind of defeats my earlier argument about Linux superiority
. Of course that's exactly what one would want in the event a monitor suddenly dies... you wouldn't want icons stuck on a dead display, you would want them to shift over to a working display.

<== Reconnects the monitors disconnected above.

Ah yes, good ol' Linux moved everything back to where it was before disconnecting cables/adapters. Oh, did I mention Linux is free?
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Message 88431 - Posted: 12 Oct 2018, 15:04:48 UTC

Got a Samsung EVO 860 1TB SSD. Damn that thing is small.
But if y'all are missing me the rest of the weekend, the moving of my OS partition went wrong. ;-)
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Message 88432 - Posted: 12 Oct 2018, 20:17:15 UTC - in response to Message 88431.  

Got a Samsung EVO 860 1TB SSD. Damn that thing is small.
But if y'all are missing me the rest of the weekend, the moving of my OS partition went wrong. ;-)

The Samsung 860 EVO is MUUUUCCH Cheaper than the 860 Pro, BUT, the Pro has a 5 Year Warranty...

860 Pro is approx. $379 right now. What did you get the EVO for in US $??? (Should be MUCH Cheaper. I believe the Warranty is 1 Year on the EVO.)

CONGRATS, (btw), on getting a SOLID Unit by Samsung!!! :-)


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Message 88433 - Posted: 12 Oct 2018, 21:48:58 UTC - in response to Message 88432.  
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It was €189,- ($219) the Pro being at €364,- ($421).

This SSD comes with 60 months warranty.
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Message 88434 - Posted: 12 Oct 2018, 23:37:35 UTC - in response to Message 88433.  
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It was €189,- ($219) the Pro being at €364,- ($421).

This SSD comes with 60 months warranty.

AWESOME!!!! :-) :-D

I don't think they extend the 5 Yr Warranty on the EVO, here... At least there was NO paperwork, NOR Warranty Statement included in the three 860 EVOs I have installed in my MacPro 5,1. ONLY the 850 Pro that we got my dad for his Laptop CLEARLY stated it has a 5 Yr Warranty. (All of mine are 1TB SSDs. Dad's 850 Pro is the 512GB SSD.)

Again, CONGRATS!!!!! :-)


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Message 88435 - Posted: 13 Oct 2018, 2:44:40 UTC

[Update:]

Just visited the Samsung Website... ALL Samsung SSDs seem to have 5 Yr. Warranty... I didn't know this.

The 860 EVO SATA III Drives I bought were all under $180 Each, but again, had NO written paperwork stating what the warranty is. Whereas the 850 and 860 Pros come with a written pamphlet inside the box that clearly states 5 Yr Warranty.

I'm glad to learn that my 860 EVOs all have 5 Yr Warranty. (Good through 2023...) My Primary SSD on the MacPro 5,1 contains High Sierra, BOINC, and my personal Data. The Secondary SSD has Sierra and ADOBE CS-6 Suite, and MS Office for MAC. (For redundancy, I've copied my personal Data to Sierra as well.) The Third SSD has BootCamp/Win7 Pro x64. In the 4th Bay on the 5,1 I've installed a WD Black 2TB SATA Drive for Time Machine.

So, a question arises... IF ALL Samsung SSDs have 5 Yr Warranty, why is the 850 and 860 Pro Model SOOOO MUUUCH more expensive?????


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Message 88439 - Posted: 13 Oct 2018, 10:21:49 UTC
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Well, that's been an interesting morning. I left my system on last night as it was slowly cloning the Windows partition and Swap partition to the SSD. I was using Macrium Reflect's cloning partition option. This because many others, including AOMEI Partition Assistant and AESEUS Partition Master didn't work or would throw errors half way in the cloning. AOMEI Backupper would clone the partition but afterwards the Windows partition on the SSD would be 70GB smaller than on the HDD.

Macrium didn't do much better in that, after it was done the discrepancy between the HDD and SSD was 30GB. And it showed when I started from the SSD, a) it was slow, slower than my HDD; b) from login only errors. This couldn't start, that crashed, eventually Windows Explorer crashed three times in a row and the system rebooted.

So I am back at the beginning and will have to figure out what to do next.
Can't use Samsung Data Migration as it wants to clone the whole HDD, and that's a no-go as it's a 2TB. I could probably move three of the partitions from the 2TB HDD onto the 3TB I have free on the 6TB drive. But not now, I quit, it's weekend.

(PS, nagging Jord here, but when we answer, could we please do so without the signature? Thank you)

Edit: Interesting.
I switched off the Swap file on my HDD and turned it on solely on my SSD.
The HDD Windows lives on is a hybrid drive (SSHD, with 8GB NAND cache memory). Had to reboot for the swapping of the swap files to take place. Boot-up has sped up significantly.
Where it would take approx. 90 seconds from BIOS screen via log in to desktop fully populated, that was now 30 seconds.
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Message 88512 - Posted: 19 Oct 2018, 0:27:26 UTC

Einstein seems to be down ATM so I'll it bitch about it here.
Ah, now I feel better.
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Message 88611 - Posted: 23 Oct 2018, 20:13:31 UTC

Things continue to be $^&^#@*))&^% with the SSD. I'm pretty sure it's a broken one.
Been trying to update The Elder Scrolls Online on it for the past two days and continuously have errors. Or it takes several hours to unpack the patch file. It's an SSD, why would it write at a max of 21MB/sec?

I called Samsung today. Interesting. I call a number in The Netherlands, have a whole phone menu in Dutch and then am transferred to a woman with atrocious English in Italy, who sounds as if she's seated on chips bags with all the crackling and popping on the line. She types everything I report in abysmal English in a ticket that I get emailed to myself.... yes, you can guess it, there wasn't an option to email them from the Support page, only telephone, Twitter and Facebook. So why do so difficult?

Am now waiting for this support person to come back to me, after I sent in what he asked for. Or he asked for it and promptly went home for the rest of the day, also being an Italian.

If by tomorrow I haven't heard anything I'll play it by the store I bought the thing from.
In any case, Samsung Magician can't do benchmarks on it without giving an error. Copying stuff to it goes slow (max I seen is 70MB/sec). SMART says that the value for the CRC Error Count is 1. That in itself is suspicious to me. But all programs, including Magician, report the drive as being Good. It isn't.
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Message 88629 - Posted: 25 Oct 2018, 11:55:51 UTC

Since updating laptop with a fresh install of Cosmic, when screen blanks after inactivity, I don't get a login screen when I want to put in my password but the screen remains blank till I have done so.
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Message 88632 - Posted: 26 Oct 2018, 7:00:04 UTC

First train of the day was on-time arriving in Birmingham, so was the one I wanted to catch, so I missed it (frequently the first one runs a minute or so early, and the second a few minutes late....)
"£$%^&*() punctual trains....
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Message 88633 - Posted: 26 Oct 2018, 7:41:18 UTC - in response to Message 88632.  

First train of the day was on-time arriving in Birmingham, so was the one I wanted to catch, so I missed it (frequently the first one runs a minute or so early, and the second a few minutes late....)
"£$%^&*() punctual trains....
Read the small print of the Passengers Charter. Train companies are fined if they wait for passengers making what we quaintly used to call 'connections', and rewarded for leaving passengers on the platform so they can spend money in the retail franchises. It's all about competition now: the train coming in is competing against the train going out, and they're both competing against the stationmaster for your business.

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Message 88638 - Posted: 26 Oct 2018, 13:38:17 UTC - in response to Message 88632.  

new employee, he was given the current timetable, not the old one.
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Message 88639 - Posted: 26 Oct 2018, 14:54:12 UTC

I've had enough about BOINC and the bad form its release crap is in these days. Therefore I requested to be demoted from Github, and emails from it to be stopped immediately. This has been coming for a while, and the way my personal life is at the moment doesn't help either. I've said I will stay on on these forums for now, but that may come to an end as well, I haven't decided yet. If you seem to miss me, that may be why.
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Message 88640 - Posted: 26 Oct 2018, 18:24:48 UTC - in response to Message 88639.  

IMO you would be missed
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Message 88643 - Posted: 27 Oct 2018, 6:25:26 UTC - in response to Message 88639.  

you would be missed by the users.
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Message 88664 - Posted: 29 Oct 2018, 15:22:59 UTC - in response to Message 88639.  

I've had enough about BOINC and the bad form its release crap is in these days.
That's the main reason why I stopped crunching 24/7. All that time spent coding & improving & they can't introduce a simple piece of coding to clean up & tidy the forums by putting character limits where they are needed.
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Message 88687 - Posted: 30 Oct 2018, 21:04:16 UTC

My luck has left me. The replacement Samsung EVO 860 SSD that replaced the defect SSD I had earlier is also broken. It cannot be formatted. These things are jinxed.
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Message 88714 - Posted: 31 Oct 2018, 20:42:17 UTC - in response to Message 88687.  

Well, thank the deities. The replacement SSD isn't defect after all. It was... {drum-roll} the old SATA data cable. I've replaced all my old red data cables with black ones (with clamp on the connector) and that brought the drive to life. All drives. My HDDs now transfer at 150-175MB/sec. A lot better than the 70MB/sec they were fused at earlier. So a cheap solution.
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Message 88720 - Posted: 1 Nov 2018, 13:58:44 UTC - in response to Message 88714.  

I've replaced all my old red data cables with black ones


As I started to read I was really hoping it would be the colour of the cables that made the difference.
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