(Season 3) Episode 12 – Hard Disk Drives, the spinny ones

Storage Arc [2/3]


Hard drives! We rolled over the reasons you might not want to get one last episode, but there are still valid use-cases for them! So, let’s figure out just what kind of spinning rust you should be looking into.


Sources:

Hard drive definition:

Hard drive performance:

Western Digital SMR Drive lawsuit:

NAS and Surveillance Drives:


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(Season 3) Episode 11 – Solid State Drives (A High Level Overview)

Storage Arc [1/3]


If you’ve got a home computer of any type, odds are it has a Solid State Drive in it these days! SSDs are (generally) the replacement for the venerable hard drive, but what are all of these marketing terms? And how do you get the best drive for your needs?


Sources:

DRAM Cacheless Drives:

“Fastest Hard Drive” (Potentially faster than DRAMless SSD):

Basic HDD vs SSD differences (Mechanical):

SSD Reliability:

SATA/SAS (Mention):

SATA, PCIe, NVME, M.2:

Using QLC SSD as SLC (Mention):


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(Season 3) Episode 10 – (R)adioactive (G)amer (B)lood

(or Rainbow Gamer Blood, we had trouble choosing!)


Tech Tho(ugh)ts, being a duo of PC gamers, was inevitably going to cover RGB. It’s a (somewhat) easy way to get your computer (and set up) a little more flair. That is, it would be easy if RGB wasn’t the pile of bickering children that it is. Strap in folks, it’s time to learn just how fragmented the PC lighting ecosystem really is.


EPISODE MISTAKES: We had mentioned that Youtube channel Linus Tech Tips had done performance testing of RGB software. It was actually Gamers Nexus, in the following video.


Sources:

Analog vs Addressable/Digital RGB:

LED Strip Studio, 17 July 2019, “What is main difference between Digital and Analog LED strips?”

Various RGB Control Software:


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