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Author: Brian Cluff via PLUG-discuss
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Subject: Re: New computer.
It's a good idea, however I don't think a NUC will have a big enough
power supply to support that many hard drives.  If you could get that
many attached to it, it would probably cause the hard drive to fail
rather quickly on a NUC.  You would need to get some sort of external
USB attached hard drive enclosure with it's own power supply to make it
work right.  I would only do that if your NUC has USB3 and the enclosure
also is USB3.   USB2 would just make your storage painfully slow.

An NVMe is a new kind of SSD that is essentially attached directly to a
mini PCIe port.  Since it can be accessed at PCIe speeds it isn't bottle
necked by the SATA bus, so the read speeds are in gigabytes per second. 
Or in other words it makes everything hard drive related happen
instantly.  Boot times are usually less that 2 to 3 seconds.  Login
times are virtually instant.  When you first get one, you will tell your
computer to reboot and then wonder why al lt did was logout until you
realize that it completely shut down and rebooted to the login screen in
less time than your old computer could just logout.

Brian Cluff

On 7/18/20 12:35 AM, Michael via PLUG-discuss wrote:
> Thanks Brian. The hard drive is actually only 5yo with 2 years of use.
> What is a NVMe? What do you think about what I';m thinking about doing
> with the NUC?
> On Sat, Jul 18, 2020 at 3:29 AM Brian Cluff via PLUG-discuss
> <> wrote:
>> You'll need RAM too... didn't see that in the list.
>> I would also make sure that you get a motherboard that has a place for
>> at least 1 NVMe. Then I would recommend that you get at least one
>> NVMe. It doesn't have to be huge, but if you can put at least your OS
>> on the NVMe, it will make your whole machine feel 50 times faster than
>> if you keep using a 10 year old hard drive.... Trust me, it will be
>> worth every cent to get it.
>> I would also recommend getting an AMD machine right now. You can get a
>> whole lot more for your money right now with AMD.
>> BTW What's the price range you are looking at spending?
>> Brian Cluff
>> On 7/17/20 11:11 PM, Michael via PLUG-discuss wrote:
>>> I think I figured out what I want to do..... I'm going to buy a
>>> chassis, motherboard, CPU, and power supply and then frankenstein the
>>> hard drive, the wireless card, and the video card from the old machine
>>> (got to do this as cheaply as I can). What else could I frankenstein?
>>> On Fri, Jul 17, 2020 at 10:25 PM Michael <> wrote:
>>>> Wellp, I am going to do something I never have done before..... I'm
>>>> going to get a new computer. Well I think I'll have one put
>>>> together.... I'll put it together. Where would go to get a chassis and
>>>> motherboard then I'll put all of the other guts in. Is such an animal
>>>> in existence?I thought of another NUC but they aren't like what they
>>>> were. Should I wait until black Friday and get a windows machine in the sales?
>>>> --
>>>> :-)~MIKE~(-:
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