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Forum: Hardware & Devices 15 Jul 2014
Replies: 44
Views: 1,183
Posted By Hoods
I said I'd get back to this thread when I got...

I said I'd get back to this thread when I got round to installing the Astrotek PCIE card after a full system install etc., which I have now done. I did that today, and all is well. I did move the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Jun 2014
Replies: 44
Views: 1,183
Posted By Hoods
Thanks a lot for all your input, boys. I...

Thanks a lot for all your input, boys.

I think I'll stick with a USB3 card. I mean my old Etron card worked absolutely fine, until it didn't...I can afford to try a couple of different cards...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Jun 2014
Replies: 44
Views: 1,183
Posted By Hoods
@essenbe, you said ... Can you...

@essenbe, you said ...



Can you elaborate on that, please? Not anything I'm familiar with and none the wiser for Googling it. I can't see what plugs into the sockets of the PCIE card -- looks...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Jun 2014
Replies: 44
Views: 1,183
Posted By Hoods
Well!!! Oldies rock! (When they remember how.) ;)

Well!!! Oldies rock! (When they remember how.) ;)
Forum: Hardware & Devices 24 Jun 2014
Replies: 44
Views: 1,183
Posted By Hoods
Oh how words can confuse. That's what I was...

Oh how words can confuse. That's what I was trying to say, but obviously not very well. Sorry for any confusion! (PC Casegear confirmed it - they're good guys to deal with and where I get most of my...
Forum: General Discussion 24 Jun 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By Hoods
As is generally the case, I got a solution 30...

As is generally the case, I got a solution 30 seconds after posting from another forum. Not sure if this one is in here but, it's so simple!!

Create/save a text (anything) file on your desktop -...
Forum: General Discussion 24 Jun 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By Hoods
Missing Pin to Start Menu woes ...

Well, I've just done a clean Windows install, and the Pin to Start Menu option is missing from my context menus. I did everything that I could think of that was obvious, including everything Shawn...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 23 Jun 2014
Replies: 44
Views: 1,183
Posted By Hoods
ICit2lol...

ICit2lol (http://www.sevenforums.com/members/icit2lol.html) Just for interest's sake, I rang PC CaseGear this morning and checked with them - they confirmed what I thought, that an external hub won't...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 22 Jun 2014
Replies: 44
Views: 1,183
Posted By Hoods
Well, having read the specs, that does seem like...

Well, having read the specs, that does seem like a much better option. I thought that a " hub" was just an extension for increasing the number of your existing USB ports, and assumed that such a...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 22 Jun 2014
Replies: 44
Views: 1,183
Posted By Hoods
Ta for that. Unfortunately my ancient computer -...

Ta for that. Unfortunately my ancient computer - which is still excellent with the first released i7 chip - has no MB USB3 ports. (I', assuming you have to piggy back an external off an existing USB3...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 21 Jun 2014
Replies: 44
Views: 1,183
Posted By Hoods
G'day mate. Did you get another card? I got that...

G'day mate. Did you get another card? I got that card from PC Casegear this week, and the @!#!@$% totally froze my PC. I bought it because a little while ago the old card I had (Etron?) worked...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 01 Jan 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By Hoods
Well of course now you point that out it's...

Well of course now you point that out it's obvious that'd be the case. Doh. :) Anyway, my paltry needs are well met by the whole deal, so I'm a happy camper. Thanks again!
Forum: Hardware & Devices 01 Jan 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By Hoods
OK thanks a lot - good suggestion. I have changed...

OK thanks a lot - good suggestion. I have changed the policies on two of my own high-quality USB3 drives and all seems fine, so it probably was a caching issue, but a little difficult to be sure yet...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 31 Dec 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By Hoods
Thanks for your replies. I didn't answer before...

Thanks for your replies. I didn't answer before because I was trying to work out what the problem is. It's not consistent. Sometimes I can transfer between two drives as quickly as you'd expect, at...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 28 Dec 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By Hoods
Yes, to all of the above - the board works fine...

Yes, to all of the above - the board works fine transferring from PC to a USB device. What I'm asking about is transferring between two USB devices on the same board.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 28 Dec 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By Hoods
USB3 to USB 3 on a PCIE card

Hi there - I installed a new Etron 4-port USB3 PCIE card today, and to my surprise it seems not to want to transfer files between two USB3 drives. Is that normal?

(I am going through my PC, which...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Oct 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,806
Posted By Hoods
Excellent LittleJay - that sorted it out, thanks...

Excellent LittleJay - that sorted it out, thanks very much. This is a new problem, as I said, and as I haven't ever changed those settings, it's really odd that the HDDs were set to "sleep" after 5...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 24 Oct 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,806
Posted By Hoods
HDD - delays when accessing

Hi - lately there is some problem with my hard drives taking some time to react again after they've been quiet for a while. I have had my hardware setup for some time now and this delay is recent -...
Forum: Network & Sharing 12 Sep 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,655
Posted By Hoods
Hi 2x, and thanks for the reply. I should have...

Hi 2x, and thanks for the reply. I should have mentioned the steps I'd already tried, which included all those you suggested. Fortunately I have a recent system backup I can restore so I will do...
Forum: Network & Sharing 11 Sep 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,655
Posted By Hoods
"No internet access" notification ... but I HAVE access??

This is a bit bizarre - out of the blue, my Internet icon in the task notification area is showing a yellow arrow and telling me I have no internet access - which I do! I guess the connection is...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 24 May 2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,350
Posted By Hoods
I didn't even know that was possible!! I might...

I didn't even know that was possible!! I might give that a go!

TB, yes. :) I went with the Hitachi also because it was one of the few at a reasonable price with a 32MB cache and only 500GB. I...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 24 May 2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,350
Posted By Hoods
I have decided to go with a Hitachi 500GB...

I have decided to go with a Hitachi 500GB Deskstar 7K1000.D for my W7 system drive - I won't even fill half that, with all my data on a separate drive. My 3GB external is a USB3 Hitachi Tuoro and it...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 24 May 2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,350
Posted By Hoods
I can't get the Sata I drive out of my tower -...

I can't get the Sata I drive out of my tower - it's royally stuck so I've just left it in there for now - to see what its speed is, or even what the model is to check - but, given its age and size...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 23 May 2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,350
Posted By Hoods
I feel better now. :) Like a SATA drive we 63yo...

I feel better now. :) Like a SATA drive we 63yo grandmas are no longer programmed for 100% brain function, y'know. Anyway, I have got everything back together again - found and applied the right...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 23 May 2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,350
Posted By Hoods
More food for thought ... The reason I'm...

More food for thought ...

The reason I'm doing this is quite embarrassing. I originally had my system on a partitioned Sata II drive, and all was well. A couple of weeks ago I found an old but...
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