Monday, November 30


Daily News Stuff 30 November 2020

Black Is The New Blue Edition

Tech News

  • The 1TB Western Digital Black SN750 is currently $115 at Amazon and Newegg and direct from the WD online store.  (AnandTech)

    But what about Amazon AU?


    Yes, there too.

    I just bought two of them.  They worked out to A$181* when they're normally A$269, and the slower Blue model regularly retails for A$165.

    Now I just need to decide on the memory.  The only real bargain I can find currently in stock is the 32GB module, and I'm not certain that will work.

    * US$115 = A$155, plus 10% GST brings it to A$170.  So the "free international shipping" apparently costs A$11.

  • Meanwhile, the best choice for noise-cancelling headphones appears to be the Sony WH-1000XM4.  (Trusted Reviews)

    Those don't seem to be discounted anywhere since they're a brand new release, but that means I don't need to pounce on a sale.  In fact, they're in stock at the local hi-fi store, so I can just wander over there and buy them the next time I get fed up with fan noise.  Or neighbour noise.  Or whatever.

  • The Radeon 6900 XT is still on its way.  (WCCFTech)

    Though you won't be able to get one.

    Meanwhile the third party Radeon 6800 XT cards are turning out very good indeed and you can't get those either.

  • Don't make your users mad.  (The New Stack)

    Seems like good advice, but this is coming from someone who considers Systemd a success story and not metastasis.

  • 35 years with the Amiga.  (Byte Cellar)

    I got mine a bit later than that, but it has indeed been a while.

  • Nvidia allegedly sold $175 million worth of RTX 3000 cards directly to crypto miners.  (WCCFTech)

    Now, this is via WCCFTech and it's using the word "allegedly", so take it with a pound of salt.  But the source is an analyst going over the company's financial reports, so...  Maybe.

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1 I picked up a second 1TB Samsung 970 Evo Plus last weekend because my Windows installation got moderately borked.  Most X570 boards have two slots, where the second one has 2 PCIe lanes.  Large-file sustained copy speed is a hair under 2GB/s.

Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, December 01 2020 09:36 AM (eqaFC)

2 Yep, except you're thinking of the X470 there.  The X570 is much improved - it can run three SSDs at PCIe 4.0 x4, depending on the board.

So the plan when I come to upgrade is to take both drives and try RAID-0.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, December 01 2020 02:26 PM (PiXy!)

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