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Forum: Hardware & Devices 17 Jul 2013
Replies: 52
Views: 1,804
Posted By incurablegeek
May I also offer as a contact: tien_phan...

May I also offer as a contact: tien_phan <techsupport@asus.com (http://www.sevenforums.com/techsupport@asus.com)>

You have no idea how many email exchanges we have had. Tien actually took the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 17 Jul 2013
Replies: 52
Views: 1,804
Posted By incurablegeek
Sorry, kbrady1979...

Sorry, kbrady1979 (http://www.sevenforums.com/members/kbrady1979.html), thought I had posted that.

Now I don't know if it's because I purchase so very much from Amazon or not. Actually I think...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 17 Jul 2013
Replies: 52
Views: 1,804
Posted By incurablegeek
I Must be Fair to ASUS I was so incensed by...

I Must be Fair to ASUS

I was so incensed by the completely unhelpful and somewhat contemptuous attitude of the online chat rep that I came close to losing my mind yesterday. The following is the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 16 Jul 2013
Replies: 52
Views: 1,804
Posted By incurablegeek
The older I get, the more I identify with Rodney...

The older I get, the more I identify with Rodney Dangerfield.

I get No Respect.

You guys are wonderful. I really like SevenForums. Thanks for tolerating my rant for the day.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 16 Jul 2013
Replies: 52
Views: 1,804
Posted By incurablegeek
Thanks, Britton30, you are very kind. But the...

Thanks, Britton30, you are very kind. But the toughness actually comes from all the inbreeding.

But I'll say Hi to Cousin Dad for you. :D

Yeh, TC, just Go Away! :roflmao:

Seriously, ...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 16 Jul 2013
Replies: 52
Views: 1,804
Posted By incurablegeek
I'll respond later in fairness to ASUS. The...

I'll respond later in fairness to ASUS. The customer service rep who recommended I RMA the board showed me that the serial number was indeed embedded within the two sets of long numbers I provided...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 16 Jul 2013
Replies: 52
Views: 1,804
Posted By incurablegeek
Two Reasons Why I Always Buy From Amazon: ...

Two Reasons Why I Always Buy From Amazon:


1) A few weeks ago, I purchased a CyberPower UPS which turned out to be too low a wattage for the PSU. It was 100% my fault actually, because I ...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 16 Jul 2013
Replies: 52
Views: 1,804
Posted By incurablegeek
As I mentioned before, my two latest ASUS boards...

As I mentioned before, my two latest ASUS boards were purchased from Amazon, which has always been a stand-up company with me. Details on that if you would like.

From the invoice:
1) ASUS M5A97...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 16 Jul 2013
Replies: 52
Views: 1,804
Posted By incurablegeek
I've got to admit that I was really sloppy and...

I've got to admit that I was really sloppy and stupid there. Not a mistake I will make ever again. Thanks for pointing up the obvious.

You know, though, the tricky thing is that the ASUS rep said...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 16 Jul 2013
Replies: 52
Views: 1,804
Posted By incurablegeek
Gotta check, TC. But Amazon is a stand-up...

Gotta check, TC. But Amazon is a stand-up company. It's ultimately their responsibility.

Hey, thanks TC. I always kind of felt all my questions were stupid. :cool:
Forum: Hardware & Devices 16 Jul 2013
Replies: 52
Views: 1,804
Posted By incurablegeek
You guys just put the Fear of God in me. I just...

You guys just put the Fear of God in me. I just checked another ASUS board that I installed in another computer this morning - and it too has No Serial Number.

I buy from Amazon, and my experience...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 16 Jul 2013
Replies: 52
Views: 1,804
Posted By incurablegeek
Warning about ASUS

I have purchased many ASUS boards over the years and never a quality problem. The board that I purchased recently has defective DIMM's, a problem that required quite a bit of work to diagnose.

The...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 10 Jul 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By incurablegeek
Please allow me to reply to Faladu first. ...

Please allow me to reply to Faladu first.

Here is what ASUS tech support said (Note: Mfrs. nowadays prefer to deal with RMA's than build quality products - a corporate policy that appeared only...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 09 Jul 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By incurablegeek
Need Recommendation for AMD Motherboard

Gosh, I hate to ask such a Newbie Question. :(

For many years now I have purchased ASUS AMD motherboards. My two Crosshair boards, which I have been using for quite awhile, are bulletproof.
...
Forum: System Security 15 Jun 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 913
Posted By incurablegeek
True Crypt & ReFS

Does True Crypt have any problems with ReFS Files - volumes, partitions or entire hard drives formatted with ReFS?

Briefly,

1) I want to install TC on a Thumb Drive (FAT of course)

2) And...
Forum: Installation & Setup 15 Jun 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,493
Posted By incurablegeek
Hey Jimbo, thanks for chiming in. 1) You are...

Hey Jimbo, thanks for chiming in.

1) You are absolutely right - for the time being at least. ReFS has been designed for file storage. It is actually a huge improvement over NTFS and I recommend...
Forum: Installation & Setup 14 Jun 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,493
Posted By incurablegeek
I just received notification of a post on this...

I just received notification of a post on this thread, which I can only assume has been withdrawn.

It read: For those of you who read this thread, please disregard this (withdrawn?) comment. ReFS...
Forum: Backup and Restore 14 Jun 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,340
Posted By incurablegeek
Totally cool, guys. That saves me a lot of...

Totally cool, guys. That saves me a lot of heartache. You know I have purchased Acronis and updates since 2010 but have not used it - kinda dumb I know.

But everywhere I go, I hear nothing but...
Forum: Installation & Setup 14 Jun 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,493
Posted By incurablegeek
In my absence, I have decided to use: 1)...

In my absence, I have decided to use:

1) Windows 8, which will eventually be updated from NTFS to ReFS. In the meantime, I can tell Win 8 to convert file system to ReFS. Yes, I know for sure that...
Forum: Installation & Setup 13 Jun 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,493
Posted By incurablegeek
Better to Use Win 8 Blue with MS Server 2012?

I'm going to use Windows Server 2012 for a file server (on-site backup):

OK, Here is what I have learned (just enough to talk the talk but not walk the walk)Actually Win 8's file system is ReFS....
Forum: Backup and Restore 11 Jun 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By incurablegeek
kbrady1979, you have always been very kind and...

kbrady1979, you have always been very kind and helpful.

I was coming to that conclusion as well. And what does that mean? Well, it means that life goes on and I still have something new to learn....
Forum: Backup and Restore 11 Jun 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By incurablegeek
"I've read some really sketchy reviews of them." ...

"I've read some really sketchy reviews of them."

Yep, I read the same reviews myself. It seems that many people on SevenForums, probably because I'm a newcomer, have profiled me as being...
Forum: Backup and Restore 11 Jun 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By incurablegeek
Golden and KHBrady, very good to see you guys...

Golden and KHBrady, very good to see you guys again. I recall you helping me much in the past.

Re:

1) HDD's that are NAS compatible: I thought Western Digital RED were just fine.

2) Also,...
Forum: Backup and Restore 11 Jun 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By incurablegeek
Thanks for the direction to SynToy. Actually I...

Thanks for the direction to SynToy. Actually I bought and have used Allway Sync, which I absolutely love. They both do the same thing, however - and may be better than what I'm going to say next....
Forum: Backup and Restore 10 Jun 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By incurablegeek
Recommendations for NAS

After concluding that I cannot afford an LTO-5 tape backup (who can?) and learning that BDXL Blu-Ray is just too darned tricky, I have settled on the obvious - a NAS. OK, now here's my problem....
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