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Thursday, May 7, 2015

SSD's in RAID 0.

So I recently picked up a couple of these drives: Samsung 850 EVO 120GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E120B/AM)

Not only did I get two of those... I put them in RAID 0 and installed Windows and a few games on it. In case you didn't know, putting two drives in RAID 0 causes Windows to see them as one large drive and it basically doubles performance. Doing that with two already incredibly fast SSD's yields very impressive benchmarks. It doens't, however, seem to translate into much actual noticeable improvement over just one SSD. Have a look at my benchmarks.

That's absolutely ridiculous. But, as I said, I don't notice much actual difference in the day-to-day usage. It feels like it might be starting up a little faster, but that could be in my head. The only game I've run on it so far and done any testing with is Guild Wars 2. In that game I notice no difference whatsoever there.

This isn't to say that you shouldn't get an SSD, or one of these in particular, I just wouldn't bother putting them in RAID 0 unless you have some really specific need for this kind of speed. Still though... nice benchmark numbers!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Probably dumb and pointless.

Update: So I just got an email back from Clorox and, as expected, no dice. Oh well. It was a slightly-amusing idea, I think.
Hi David, Thank you for contacting us. We don't currently carry a product that fits your description. We're sorry if this has caused any inconvenience. Again, thank you for contacting us. Sincerely, Consumer Services

So I've just got a random idea. I'd like to acquire a Clorox Bleach container, but one that's never had any bleach or other chemical in it. So I could fill it with a beverage and drink from it. Great idea? Greatest idea? You be the judge. I figure the only way I could get a hold of one, would be the contact the company itself. So let's try.

First, I'll try to email them.

Also, I'll send them a tweet.

Will it work? I'm guessing not. But it's late and this is when I tend to get stupid ideas. If anyone out there has any idea how I might acquire one of these (NOT cleaned! It has to have never had any actual bleach or other chemicals in it.) let me know.

If I get a response one way or the other, I'll update this post.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The cusp of greatness.

Update: I know this was posted on April 1st but it's not a joke.

Update 2: WayForward (creators of the Shantae series) are on board! Twitter post.

Gentlemen, ladies, we have a great task before us. Fate has handed us an opportunity that may never come again and we must seize it. On this day, of all days, Nintendo has put up this page allowing us to vote on what characters we'd like to see in the new Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS.

Our mission, which we have been waiting for all our lives, is to go to that page and vote for Shantae. "Who is Shantae?" you ask. I respond by slapping your face.


Shantae is one of the most awesome characters and game series to come along in a while. Here's a trailer from the most recent title, Shantae and the Pirate's Curse. It's available for both 3DS and Wii U.

And here's a (very early) Kickstarter trailer for their upcoming, fully HD game Shantae Half Genie Hero.

It's an amazing series with an awesome main character. The previous game, Shantae Risky's Revenge is also available on PC via Steam. Either way, I encourage you to give the series a look. Once you do you'll know why we must get Shantae in Smash Bros.

So I BEG you, go Vote for Shantae right now!

A handy tinyurl to share if you'd like: https://tinyurl.com/voteshantae

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Uruk fails at running away.

Most of the time when I upload footage from my PS4, I don't make a post here about it. This time I had to, since this is too funny. I was chasing an Uruk and he decided to run away, he didn't do so well. Have a look.

If you think is as funny as I do, please share it with others. I'd appreciate it.

Friday, February 13, 2015

PS4 HDD upgrade.

I just recently upgraded my PS4 HDD to a 2TB drive and thought I'd share. The process was surprisingly easy. I ordered an external HDD, cracked it open and pulled out the drive. I put that in the PS4 and it's working great. Instead of going into great detail about the process, I'll post a video done by someone else on the subject.

The one I ordered, and recommend, is this one: Seagate Backup Plus 2 TB Portable Hard Drive STDR2000100, Black

If you give this a shot, let me know how it works for you.