Rationale I’ve been using the MSI B450 Pro Carbon as my motherboard for a long time. It came with a very neat audio feature, called Nahimic Sound Sharing. Windows, by default, will only output audio to a single device. So, if you have two people trying to listen to music with their own headphones, you… Continue reading Nahimic Sound Sharing alternatives: VoiceMeeter
WARNING: Some people reported bricked disks with this process, read this thread carefully before proceeding. If you own a Seagate Exos (in my case, X16), the drive usually comes pre-formatted with 512E sectors, but does support 4KN Advanced format. While the performance advancements of this conversion are unproven, I thought I’d do it just for… Continue reading How to convert your Seagate to 4KN Advanced Format on Windows
NOTE: Chris Hill wrote a very detailed post on Reddit with more information on ReFS with integrity streams, and also created a pretty impressive automated PowerShell script. His results are very concerning, and I’d advise to not trust ReFS until further notice. I will be redoing my testing and will update the post once we… Continue reading ReFS with Integrity Streams on Windows 11 – Can it be trusted?
Introduction This post will show you how to convert NVME to 4KN Advanced Format, as by default the vast majority of NVME SSDs will ship with logical sectors set to 512 bytes. In my previous post I discussed performance differences between 512 vs 4096 bytes sector format, and showed that at least as far as… Continue reading How to convert NVME to 4KN Advanced Format
On this blog post I compare 512E vs 4KN Performance on NVME SSDs. 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… Continue reading 512E vs 4KN Performance on NVME SSDs
The SDS011 is an air quality sensor that can be used to monitor PM2.5 and PM10 levels. I have used it quite successfully to monitor the forest fires around my home in British Columbia. With the recent news about how harmful PLA particulate emissions from 3D printers can be, I was curious to see if… Continue reading Can the SDS011 monitor 3D printer particulate emissions?
I recently purchased some of these Seagate Enterprise drives, and looks like they shipped with the SN02 Firmware. Upgrading on Windows is quite easy. Just be aware I tested with the drives still clean, while not in RAID. If you were to run this on a live array, I strongly recommend doing one disk at… Continue reading How to Flash the Seagate Exos X16 from the SN02 to SN03 or SN04 Firmware
Imagine you buy a new headphone, but upon plugging itI never really had a fancy headset, but with a $100 Sony credit about to expire (courtesy of MBNA cancelling their Sony card offering), I decided to take the plunge and buy a Sony Headphone. After getting it charged up, I tried to plug it in… Continue reading Front audio connector no sound issue
The issue Sometimes it can be quite challenging to print a part. Take sweetie’s head, for example: This is quite a difficult 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 custom supports on meshmixer to… Continue reading Custom Supports on Meshmixer
The Issue I noticed severe bleeding issues with the E3D Lite6 when combined with a multicolor device, like the Mosaic Palette. The Palette allows you to print in 4 colors instead of 1, opening up a world of possibilities: I fully calibrated the Mosaic Palette, and although it seemed spot on, I noticed a very… Continue reading Bleeding Issues with E3D Lite6