How to switch your NVME SSD to 4KN Advanced Format

In my previous post I discussed performance differences between 512 vs 4096 bytes sector format, and showed that at least as far as testing goes, there does not seem to be any major performance difference. Still, using 4KN formatting for newer devices ensure they are operating in their native space, without any need for conversion… Continue reading How to switch your NVME SSD to 4KN Advanced Format

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512E vs 4KN NVME Performance

I have been using 4K native sector size on my Exos disks, and recently came across a way to convert NVME SSDs to run in native 4K sector size as well. If you have a Sabrent drive, there is an easy way to do it within Windows with their SSC Tool. If your drive does… Continue reading 512E vs 4KN NVME Performance

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Custom Supports on Cura or Slic3r? It’s possible with Meshmixer!

The issue Sometimes it can be quite challenging to print a part. Take sweetie’s head, for example: This is quite a challenging print. If you try to use Slic3r’s support, you end up with something like this: Here is how much filament you’d use: The Solution Fortunately, you can use meshmixer to help you out.… Continue reading Custom Supports on Cura or Slic3r? It’s possible with Meshmixer!

Configuring the Pi Hole with Asus Routers (Merlin or John’s Fork)

Introduction This is a quick and easy tutorial for those that are struggling to get this to work. I started by reading the Pi Hole documentation: https://github.com/pi-hole/pi-hole#one-step-automated-install This is sadly not optimal for those of us that have the Asus Router (in my case I have the AC1900), but fortunately after breaking my internet a few… Continue reading Configuring the Pi Hole with Asus Routers (Merlin or John’s Fork)

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Porting out to Bell: “The number you requested cannot be transferred to Bell at this time. Please call 1 888 466-2453 for more information”

The issue If you check redflagdeals, there are a lot of Koodo deals from time to time. They also suggest “porting out” the number to Bell with a prepaid SIM. I tried that, but got interrupted in the middle of the process, and when I tried to continue, I got the error: “The number you… Continue reading Porting out to Bell: “The number you requested cannot be transferred to Bell at this time. Please call 1 888 466-2453 for more information”

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