Eric Carlson

Eric Carlson

Lives in United States Sterling, VA, United States
Works as a Programmer/IT professional
Joined on Jun 9, 2001
About me:

Amateur radio operator (Ham).

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  • Yes, forgot about that. My UPS does. But I have about 10 items plugged into my UPS, so to measure my PC alone, I would have to move everything else off the UPS temporarily.
  • Yes. I have a couple real P3 International Kill A Watt meters, but there are many dozens of choices starting under $15. I paid less than $20 for my real ones a few years ago. They are about double ...
  • Replied in Not Junk
    Not below 10% load. Right. If that is say, idle for 300 days a year effectively (in use for the equivalent of 65 days effectively), that is an extra 57.6KWH wasted a year. Of course, if you turn it ...
  • Right. I only do a 1 way sync, to my backup drives. It doesn't affect the source files.
  • Not relevant to someone who only uses Windows as their desktop OS, like me, and many people. I make multiple syncs to multiple drives. It only takes a few minutes when done regularly. Just like if ...
  • Sync is not for the OS, just for data. Use file backup and/or image backup for the OS and apps. Obviously. Or just reinstall. No big deal if I lose my OS or apps. I'll just switch to another ...
  • If anyone tries any of these options, please let us know.
  • Replied in Not Junk
    LOL. I'm one of those. You can see my posts from MANY years ago here about the ridiculousness of way over powered PSU's that people get. I'm not saying high power PSU's aren't useful for some ...
  • Replied in Not Junk
    There are (or at least were) lots of power supplies that are not 80+ rated. Some are around 70% efficient. Any 80+ rating is an improvement over none.
  • PcPartPicker is way high. 600W is way more than enough for an extra 80 watts. If you actually measures a peak of 450W input (with something like a Kil-o-watt meter) (meaning the output is even ...
  • It's super simple to set up and use versioning. If you can use backup and restore, you can use versioning without much thought or effort at all.
  • It's super simple. I set up the versioning to go to a separate folder on the backup drive(s), and if you find the current version of one of your files has a problem, just go to the same path under ...
  • Sync, with versioning is pretty close. And fulfills my primary data backup needs.
  • Since Windows NT 4.0 resource kit. A really long time ago. It's great for IT work, and for people who grew up using the command line, though not necessarily ideal for people not used to using a ...
  • I use RoboCopy for work (in IT). I prefer the nice GUI and features of FreeFileSync for home. Usually I either use RoboCopy for scheduled jobs, or for ad-hoc copy situations at work. With ...
  • I use FreeFileSync. I even donated. I like it.
  • https://www.virtualhere.com/ https://www.silextechnology.com/connectivity-solutions/device-connectivity#usb-device-server https://alternativeto.net/software/virtualhere/ http://usbip.sourceforge.net/
  • There might be a versioning setting to keep old copies of files in another folder. For example, this setting in FreeFileSync: https://freefilesync.org/manual.php?topic=versioning
  • Many routers have USB ports.
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