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  1. I was the @#$%$#@ Virus Scanner - doing a file scan on every copied file! I created a 10 GB RAMDrive and sawa 5.8 GB file copy in 4 seconds to and from it from either NVMe drive in but then I tired a 6.5 GB file and it took 4 seconds again to copy but 18 seconds to complete and I thought WTF! I tried a few other files in the 4.4 to 6.2 range - many went slow finalising the copying them to or from a RAM Drive. or to an NVMe drive. So I disabled Avast file protection scanner (which scans all files when they are moved apparently) for 10 minutes and some benchmarking show these drives can really fly - it was the trusty Virus scanner stuffing things up. So many thanks all - problem solved and a very happy me!
  2. I am actually beginning to fear its the internal cache design between the EVO and Pro models - and that the sales person didn't understand when I said I need high "sustained" read and write speeds of large video files - that this might mean I must buy the PRO model. If I read it right teh EVO model has a triple cache of TLC NAND - and when this runs out it writes it to slower internal NAND. https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Samsung-970-Pro-NVMe-PCIe-M2-1TB-vs-Samsung-970-Evo-Plus-NVMe-PCIe-M2-1TB/m497261vsm693540 Have written to Scorptec Technical support to ask further what is going on here - has what has been sold to me not really fit for clearly expressed purpose! * * * * * * * Interesting results when I transfer just one 7 GB file - speeds fly at 1-2 GB/sec - until the file gets to 99% complete - then with 0 bytes left to transfer - it halts for 5 - 10 seconds, then completes. Same results transferring from the EVO to the Pro or the Pro to the EVO. To me this definitely starting to look like a internal caching limitation!
  3. So I ended up just going for an 970 EVO Plus - for $319 from Scorptec. - issue one - tried the bottom of three slots - which disappeared two of my drives - an SSD and a 8 TB HDD. Shifted it to the middle slot and now all 10 drives appear okay. Synthetic benchmarks are all excellent - devices showing as using PCIe x4 lanes CrystalDiskInfo and achieving 3,500 MB/sec read write sequential speeds in CrystalDiskMark. Issue 2 - copy 4 x 5 GB video files - saw-tooth pattern - starts at 900 MB/sec - after 4 seconds goes down to 100 MB/sec - halts for a second or two - back up to 600 MB/sec - down to 200 - up to 400MB - wonder what is going on here? Real sawtooth pattern appearing. Tried copy 2,000 small image files ~ 600 GB - the thing flew - took 2 seconds. Any suggestions - on live chat to Samsung tech support who aren't getting very far so far.
  4. Just checked - looks like they of course do share lanes - suggests I should use the middle slot with the heat sink to keep all Sata ports actived. Noticed when I was reading the manual it suggests when you are installing RAM for a 44 or 28 PCIE lane CPU and you are only using 2 sticks it recommends using slots 6 and 8 - whereas Scorptec built mine using slots 2 and 4 - wonder if that has any performance impact?
  5. Nich - probably just filling one port for now - taskeing the drive as a large fast scratch file space this year - possible will add a second card next year if I wish to clone my boot drive to a larger NVMe drive. I have to go back to my motherboard manual - not sure if I lose any PCIE4 slot lanes - think the NVMe lanes are distinct - not shared, and might only be an issue if I was running multiple GPUs but I only use on GTX 1080Ti. Rybags - Seagate Firecuda is apparently a new line of NVMe drives - not sure how it fits in with the Evo and Pro series. Link here https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Hard-Drives-&-SSDs/SSD-mSATA-&-m.2/77501-ZP2000GM30021?gclid=Cj0KCQiAkKnyBRDwARIsALtxe7iYWmDQUK7GXKVPM__Wa9NA_cWCutqj8pZzaINyYcYcpipw5aCspvgaAmGuEALw_wcB
  6. Hi folks, I am thinking of adding a 1-2 TB NVME drive to my main rig - mainly for large scratch files, that would be later off-loaded to either 500GB SSDs or 8 TB HDDs. I was toying with a few options without too much indepth knowledge and wonder if anyone has strong recommendations and the why. The options I am thinking of include: 1. Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2 NVMe 2TB SSD - $659 from Scorptec 2. Samsung 970 PRO 1TB - $479 - Scorptec 3. Samsung 970 EVO 1TB - $339 - Scorptec 4. Samsung Firecuda 2TB - $599 - Scorptec I have had good experience with Samsung, my boot drive is a 960 Pro 512 GB Samsung. It's going into a Aorus Gaming G-7 Gigabyte motherboard with 3 NVME drive slots available. Many thanks, Matthew
  7. Still investigating this - but annoyingly (or not) problem went away with out me noticeably changing anything! All I can ponder is whether an obsolete network share might have botched things up... Thanks for all the help offered guys - much appreciated!
  8. Nich I haven't played with it in quite a while - will revisit it all. Stepping to the 64 bit version of DSS and running it on this big PC was many times faster than the older quad core PC running 32 bit software!
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    The Atomicans Discord

    Noted - will give it a try! Hi all and have a great 2020!
  10. Hi Folks, happy 2020! My big rig PC has started to develop a strange behaviour. When I click on file explorer is take forever to load - well over a minute. I changed from open on my destktop to open on My PC - but it remains slow. I haven't changed any indexing option and have defragged all my disks (1 MV2, 4 SSD and 4 HDD). A green progress bar runs across the top whilst the file explorer shows only My desktop and This PC - but zero contents. If I left click on MY PC and select Open in new window - a new window appears and all the 9 drives appear sub second - really fast. Any idea of what has occurred and how to fix it? Many thanks, Matthew
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    My mother died

    Condolences mate that is a horrible loss - really feel for you and hope your tomorrow's get steadily better once the shock and pain are one day less raw.
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    Electricity costs in Australia

    For all those that asked can you / is it easy to go off grid if you are in urban settings - my partially informed answer would be - probably not (power companies and councils don't want to make it easy to opt out) plus it may not be too economically desirable - but, soon one may be able to side step this by choosing a grid agnostic system (with or without batteries). All solar systems must shut down on detection of grid out of permitted frequency ranges or grid out. However islanding solutions where permitted allow a house to keep running off batteries and solar - I presume this is what a Solar plus Tesla Powerwall 2.0 solution does when the grid dies. This year Enphase will go one better releasing it's grid agnostic IQ8 mirco-inverter based solution - specifically designed for areas with poor to no grid. With or without batteries the IQ8 checks for grid presence and quality and if it's not there it simply islands the house (no idea if this has been checked and certified by Australia yet). If the grid isn't there the system simply powers up or down your solar to meet you current demand and or battery storage / output capabilities and needs. If you demand more power than can be supplied - it shuts everything down until you turn off your most power hungry box. So this may make economic sense when it is priced. Availability is due this quarter...
  13. Thanks Jeruselem, when I try this I see no Help - but instead a Help with Playback - which if you selected it launches a browser that gives general information (link provided below). The Technical Support information doesn't offer much - so wondering if between my delayed seeing your suggestion and you offering it did the player change? https://www.bing.com/search?q=get+help+with+windows+media+player+in+windows+10&filters=guid:"4462432-en-dia" lang:"en"&form=T00032&ocid=HelpPane-BingIA
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    Did something just happen?

    After all these many years, from the joy of the magazines creation and success, to the first meets and IRC and all the social events and community - way before Facebook existed - Atomic brought so many firsts. My biggest upset was when it ended and the owners who decided to absorb it, shunt the website into a corner of their domain and eventually pulled the plug on our magazine. To my mind that was a huge loss of a unique group that drastically reduced in size, vibrancy and tempo. We struggle through for many years - a shadow of what it had been - a a real testament to those that carry on steadfastly loyal and ever helpful. I wonder if with this new ownership if a Renaissance offering might be pitched Ben? What a Phoenix move that could be! The community of Atomic and its most vibrant was a thing unique in all my years and experiences - and as I said all before Facebook! If one trawled through the Greenroom over its many years a researcher would find anthropological gold! Hope that is not just an idle fancy, if Atomic re-emerged at full force imagine what it could be today...
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    Electricity costs in Australia

    It is the primary reason we installed and thrice upgraded our solar system - and 11.5 kW system just to try and minimise our huge power bills. A system that large seems ridiculous at frist glance - but not economically. Have six people at home, and plenty of cooking and washing and a never ideally insulated weatherboard house with large ducted air conditioners and a pool and one is poised for annual bills over $4,000. So if you can correctly sized solar can save you a packet! Cheers to everyone still here - it's sure been a while!