Recently I was comparing my trusting Samsung Note 9 laptop to a new inexpensive mini PC (Ace Magician Dual LAN Mini Desktop PC). Surprisingly, the Intel Core i7 8550U in the Note 9 actually held up pretty well vs the the newer AMD Ryzen 7 5800U: Based on these differences, the AMD Ryzen 7 5800U seems to be a superior CPU in terms of performance, efficiency and features, while the Intel Core i7 8550U may have some advantages in terms
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If you work on computers a lot then you know how important it can be to have the right tool for the job. 🙂 Thankfully, most computer upgrade tasks are handled with fairly common tools, but if you happen to have a particularly difficult upgrade/repair task ahead of you it might be worth checking out a comprehensive toolkit such as this one: I have the utmost respect for iFixit as they do a phenomenal job of teardowns and takeaparts. However,
You’ve probably read some sensational news stories about Bitcoin mining, I know I have . 🙂 However, I had lunch with a buddy last month in Tulsa and it really altered my view on Bitcoin mining. I already had an abstract idea about random people out there using CPU/GPU computing power to generate blocks to continue the growth of Bitcoins, what I didn’t realize was that my buddy knew a guy that was sinking big bucks into a personal Bitcoin
How long does it take to build a RAID5 array on a Thecus N4100Pro NAS using four 1TB drives? About 10 hours and 30 minutes. This was with (4) Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB hard drives, 32 MB Cache, 7200 RPM SATA II (WD1001FALS). I am a big fan of Thecus products! They have been very reliable for me and my family :-).