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Author: Michael via PLUG-discuss
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CC: Michael
Subject: Re: New computer.
yeah? I was planning on doing the enclosure thing powered separately.
As for whether my USBs are 1 or 2 lshw|grep us seems to indicate I
only have USB2. But you know what they say.... play with what you
                bus info: usb@1
                logical name: usb1
                capabilities: usb-2.00
                   bus info: usb@1:1
                   capabilities: usb-2.00
                bus info: usb@2
                logical name: usb2
                capabilities: usb-2.00
                   bus info: usb@2:1
                   capabilities: usb-2.00
                      bus info: usb@2:1.4
                      capabilities: bluetooth usb-2.00
                      configuration: driver=btusb speed=12Mbit/s
                      bus info: usb@2:1.7
                      capabilities: usb-2.00
                         bus info: usb@2:1.7.2
                         capabilities: usb-1.10
                         configuration: driver=usbhid maxpower=100mA
                         bus info: usb@2:1.7.3
                         capabilities: usb-2.00
                         configuration: driver=usbhid maxpower=98mA
                         bus info: usb@2:1.7.4
                         capabilities: usb-2.00 scsi emulated scsi-host
                         configuration: driver=usb-storage
maxpower=100mA speed=480Mbit/s

On Sat, Jul 18, 2020 at 4:21 AM Brian Cluff via PLUG-discuss
<> wrote:
> 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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