Here we go: Prime Day(s)
July 12, 2022 12:24AM
See good deals?

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Re: Here we go: Prime Day(s)
July 12, 2022 05:35AM
JoeyPogoPlugE02 Wrote:
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> See good deals?
>
I'm pretty sure there will be lots of good deal, but I can't and/or won't be able to participate, i.e. not a prime member, unfortunately.
Re: Here we go: Prime Day(s)
July 12, 2022 03:08PM
habibie Wrote:
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> JoeyPogoPlugE02 Wrote:
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> > See good deals?
> >
> I'm pretty sure there will be lots of good deal,
> but I can't and/or won't be able to participate,
> i.e. not a prime member, unfortunately.

I don't see deals I can relate/afford anyway, but I'm on another trial of Prime. For all of Amazon's downside at least Prime is fine with you cancelling if you're not saving money.

Having said that, Wal Mart and Target etc are having similar blowouts, and surely others can take a hint as well.

FireTV stick for around $16? I dunno. Sandisk deals would be great as well as more internal hard drive 2TBs. This is in my future, a switchbox supplying power to internal hard drives or whatever you hook up to the switches:

https://www.amazon.com/Kingwin-Optimized-Controls-Provide-Longevity/dp/B00TZR3E70/ref=rvi_sccl_5/132-0243800-0796658?

That's not on sale though, but still lower than I've seen it.

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Re: Here we go: Prime Day(s)
July 13, 2022 06:15AM
JoeyPogoPlugE02 Wrote:
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> I don't see deals I can relate/afford anyway, but I'm on another trial of Prime.
>
R U saying you can get a free trial of prime member, cancel it, then get another, and repeat the process for multiple times?
Re: Here we go: Prime Day(s)
July 13, 2022 09:58AM
habibie Wrote:
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> JoeyPogoPlugE02 Wrote:
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> > I don't see deals I can relate/afford anyway,
> but I'm on another trial of Prime.
> >
> R U saying you can get a free trial of prime
> member, cancel it, then get another, and repeat
> the process for multiple times?

Yes you can cancel before the trial is over. They will offer another 30 day trial in the future.
Not long ago, seems like 3 months, I didn't have any Prime but was down to pennies to include shipping and went with the Free shipping option. Up popped up a message saying Amazon had free Prime for that order. So that was cool. It came significantly later than 2 days however.

The stuff I buy isn't any more attractive WITH Prime than without.

FWIW here is an adapter that allows me to have a USB stick in my Seagate Theatre +:

https://www.amazon.com/USB-Female-Mini-Adapter/dp/B00474R7HO?

I was expecting the Videos, Photos etc to have been indexed to show up easily in the menus but I haven't figured out what needs to be done.

FWIW 2.0 bonus ramble: I already ordered two of these power switches (that orient to an unused PCI slot) a week ago:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082L27GV2?

Should be here in 2 more weeks. Can wire that to fans or HDs SSDs etc

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Psychological well-being of power supplies
July 14, 2022 01:09AM
As an afterthought, I think those hard drive/SSD power button units are the bees knees for obvious reasons, but I have a nagging hunch that a lot of people who use high watt power supplies may somehow be operating way out of the PS's efficiency sweet-spot.

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Re: Here we go: Prime Day(s)
July 14, 2022 05:34AM
JoeyPogoPlugE02 Wrote:
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> habibie Wrote:
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> >
> > R U saying you can get a free trial of prime
> > member, cancel it, then get another, and repeat
> > the process for multiple times?
>
> Yes you can cancel before the trial is over. They
> will offer another 30 day trial in the future.
> Not long ago, seems like 3 months, I didn't have
> any Prime but was down to pennies to include
> shipping and went with the Free shipping option.
> Up popped up a message saying Amazon had free
> Prime for that order. So that was cool. It came
> significantly later than 2 days however.
>
That's good

>
> FWIW here is an adapter that allows me to have a
> USB stick in my Seagate Theatre +:
>
> https://www.amazon.com/USB-Female-Mini-Adapter/dp/B00474R7HO?
>
I used to buy such an adapter from AliExpress for less than a quarter.
Re: Here we go: Prime Day(s)
July 14, 2022 10:45AM
habibie Wrote:
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> I used to buy such an adapter from AliExpress for
> less than a quarter.

Yes, in an exhausting analysis you would be considered to be groovier than I, but Bodhi is King of Groovyland :-)

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Re: Here we go: Prime Day(s)
July 15, 2022 05:55AM
JoeyPogoPlugE02 Wrote:
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> habibie Wrote:
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> > >
> > I used to buy such an adapter from AliExpress
> for
> > less than a quarter.
>
> Yes, in an exhausting analysis you would be
> considered to be groovier than I, but Bodhi is
> King of Groovyland :-)
>
LOL ..., sounded like we are the FREE prime members of Bodi's Groovyland. :)
Re: Here we go: Prime Day(s)
July 15, 2022 12:45PM
habibie Wrote:

> >
> > Yes, in an exhausting analysis you would be
> > considered to be groovier than I, but Bodhi is
> > King of Groovyland :-)
> >
> LOL ..., sounded like we are the FREE prime
> members of Bodi's Groovyland. :)


The party is really taking off :-) .

FWIW, a hard drive dock I'm eyeing:

https://www.amazon.com/Kingwin-Universal-Tray-Less-Backplane-Enclosure/dp/B00M3WNWB2?

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Re: Here we go: Prime Day(s)
July 15, 2022 03:35PM
:))

BTW, talking about hotswap reminding of this.

Have you guys ever come across thumb screws of various size (sell in a bundle)? sometime I got tired of using the screw driver to open up a box and/or removing the HDD.

-bodhi
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Re: Here we go: Prime Day(s)
July 16, 2022 05:38AM
JoeyPogoPlugE02 Wrote:
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> FWIW, a hard drive dock I'm eyeing:
>
> https://www.amazon.com/Kingwin-Universal-Tray-Less-Backplane-Enclosure/dp/B00M3WNWB2?
>
Looks like a good deal to me.

On my old AMD64 system, I have a similar hard drive dock with a lock in the front. IIRC, I bought it from NewEGG long ago and don't remember exactly how much I paid for it. Regardless, it says it supports hot swap. However, I still have to manually sync and dismount the HDD before pull it out from the hard drive dock.
Re: Here we go: Prime Day(s)
July 16, 2022 08:52AM
habibie Wrote:
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> Regardless, it
> says it supports hot swap. However, I still have
> to manually sync and dismount the HDD before pull
> it out from the hard drive dock.

AFAIK supporting hotswap for a harddisk dock only means that the earth pin will connect first, so that a difference in potential is not absorbed by the data pins. Sata supports hotswap if the power supply does (almost always). The big problem is the OS. Linux handles it fine. And yes, you have to unmount yourself, as the dock doesn't give an early warning to the OS.
Re: Here we go: Prime Day(s)
July 16, 2022 03:20PM
> The big problem is
> the OS. Linux handles it fine. And yes, you have
> to unmount yourself, as the dock doesn't give an
> early warning to the OS.

+1.

Also, even though their specs did not mention hotswap, the small Kirkwood plugs like Pogo V4, GoFlex Net/Home handles the insert/remove just fine (Disclaimer: please do this only at your own risk). And always unmount the drive before removing it.

-bodhi
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