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Forum: Performance & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
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Posted By martinlest
Yes, that is exactly the fellow I was thinking...

Yes, that is exactly the fellow I was thinking of! Thanks for the reminder (and the link).
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By martinlest
Disabling Windows Processes/Services before gaming?

I have 16GB of RAM on my PC, just about enough to run X-Plane 11 decently. However, the PC does sometimes use up 95% of this and the page file kicks in - not ideal for performance, so I am looking...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By martinlest
Hi. I can't set up the drives as RAID as they are...

Hi. I can't set up the drives as RAID as they are different sizes. I was just asking about moving part of the data that is frequently read from one SSD to another and using a symlink back to the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By martinlest
Splitting data across two or more SSDs - any performance advantage?

My main PC is dedicated to X-Plane 11 (flight simulator). The PC has no internal HDDs, just SDDs (2 x 500GB and 1 x 2TB).

My O/S is on its own 500GB SSD and X-Plane on one of the others. As...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 13 Jun 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By martinlest
Maybe, but not in the way you say. I know that it...

Maybe, but not in the way you say. I know that it is an O/S 'tweak', not some magical upgrade to the drive's performance. You have highlighted the word 'apparent', and indeed, the advantages are...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 12 Jun 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By martinlest
.. but as to enabling the performance...

.. but as to enabling the performance mode/write-cache or not (from a performance, not data safety point of view)?
Forum: Hardware & Devices 12 Jun 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 28,780
Posted By martinlest
One thing I have noticed over the past several...

One thing I have noticed over the past several months of trying to copy large amounts of data (mostly via USB, HDD to HDD): if I drag and drop one single folder, no matter how large it is, from the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 11 Jun 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By martinlest
Yes, my internal hard drives are all SSDs and I...

Yes, my internal hard drives are all SSDs and I can get unbelievably fast transfers. The external HDDs seem erratic - far too often they slow to a frustrating crawl, especially when using XXCopy....
Forum: Hardware & Devices 11 Jun 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By martinlest
xxcopy

xxcopy
Forum: Hardware & Devices 10 Jun 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By martinlest
Write-caching - or no?

I am in the middle of backing up a large amount of data, about 5TBs of files all the same size (11MBs), from one USB3 external HDD to another.

I have noticed, frustratingly, that although after a...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 06 May 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 810
Posted By martinlest
Hi. Yes, that's what I currently do of course -...

Hi. Yes, that's what I currently do of course - but as I seem to spend a lot of time browsing forum links, it would be a bit easier if this could happen with a left-click, rather than going into the...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 05 May 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 810
Posted By martinlest
Internet Explorer - Open link in new tab??

Is there a way to get IE to open a link in a new tab rather than replace the current window? For example, in the Forum index here, if I left click on a thread title, how would I get that thread to...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 05 May 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 384
Posted By martinlest
Cookie Manager for Internet Explorer?

Firefox is currently experiencing problems, again, and after 15 years of increasing dissatisfaction I have gone back to Internet Explorer. One thing I am missing is an addon to manage cookies> In FF...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 01 May 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By martinlest
Left it copying, after a reboot into Safe Mode...

Left it copying, after a reboot into Safe Mode again: came back an hour later and the copying had almost stopped - one 11MB file copied every 30 seconds or so. In the Start Menu chose 'Restart' - but...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 01 May 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By martinlest
Could be. I am sure taking the drive out of the...

Could be. I am sure taking the drive out of the enclosure would void the warranty...

I ran the copy in Safe Mode and it looked good. For 20 minutes it ran steadily (though hardly quickly!) between...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 01 May 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By martinlest
Both fine, zero errors 'Fine' how though?...

Both fine, zero errors

'Fine' how though? When I right click the icon for the drive in My Computer, often nothing happens until explorer crashes, (this, usually after some copying to the drive has...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 01 May 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By martinlest
Hmmm, the disc seems to be clean, as below. But...

Hmmm, the disc seems to be clean, as below. But it still seems to be causing explorer to hang every so often. Windows will not then shut down.. I cannot remove the drive through the 'safely remove...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 01 May 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By martinlest
Yes, they are of course A/V in essence. :-) I...

Yes, they are of course A/V in essence. :-) I meant to say no external programmes like AVG/MS Security Essentials... I need to set both Windows Defender & Malwarebyte to 'off' then when copying, you...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 29 Apr 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By martinlest
No A/V active on this PC (for various reasons),...

No A/V active on this PC (for various reasons), just Windows Defender & Malwarebytes

But do I not need to rerun Check disk with the bad sectors search enabled this time?

I've been copying from...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 29 Apr 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By martinlest
Hi, and thanks for the reply. As I said...

Hi, and thanks for the reply.

As I said above, I ran Check Disk, and it found no errors with the drive, but I did not tick the 'bad sectors' option. I am currently copying 2TBs of the data off it...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 29 Apr 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 28,780
Posted By martinlest
Thought I'd try the copying via my Windows 10...

Thought I'd try the copying via my Windows 10 laptop, but there's the same problem. The speed is all over the place.. 4-5 days estimated (at worst) to copy 2TBs. 18 hours, at best (welcome to 'ultra...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 28 Apr 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By martinlest
Is my USB3 drive about to fail?

How would you recommend I best test my external drive (Lacie Porsche 5TB), which seems to me to be on the verge of failing? Problems include the following (though not sure whether they are all due to...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 28 Apr 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 28,780
Posted By martinlest
That's about right! :D The reason why the...

That's about right! :D

The reason why the problem seems a lot worse when I use a particular drive, a Lacie 5TB (though as I say, none of them is immune, to say the least) is that it is probably on...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 28 Apr 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 28,780
Posted By martinlest
18 months on (almost) and the problem is no...

18 months on (almost) and the problem is no better. :(

I am currently copying (or trying to, at least!) a large number of files (100GB+) from one USB3 external HDD to another. All files are...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 03 Mar 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By martinlest
Sorry, don't know how that happened... I have...

Sorry, don't know how that happened... I have changed the original post!


Thanks!
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