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Re: 5TB Portable External USB Hard Drive from Seagate for A cheap Price: What does anyone think?

enes sarıbaş
 

I actually bought this in the UK. I think it  was something like 106.  I like it.


Re: Microphone for Zoom

enes sarıbaş
 

Hi, for professional recording, the Blue Yetti is a good mic. Don't buy cheap mics with no gain control or volume.

On 4/9/2021 5:49 PM, Terrilynne Pomeroy wrote:

Hi all,

I am looking for an easy to use microphone for Zoom meetings on my desktop computer. I have a microphone, but it has a toggle button to turn it off and on and I am always fearful that it is on. I don’t want my JAWS transmitting to the meeting so I want to be able to know for sure that the mic is off.

 

Of course, I would also desire to have good sound being transmitted.

 

Any ideas?

 

TerriLynne


Re: Microphone for Zoom

Terrilynne Pomeroy
 

You aren't broadcasting screen-reader speech if you mute the microphone as soon as you enter the meeting.
First, let me say that I am a newby at this, and may have some incorrect perceptions. But in the meetings I attend, the second I enter the meeting, I am on. The first time I did it, it was a women's meeting. Several women began talking about the sound of JAWS, some nice sounding guy attending the meeting. It depends on if the host of the meeting has everyone muted or not. Some hosts do, but most do not.

You said It would be inconvenient and cumbersome to mute and unmute the microphone using Windows sound card controls.
I don't use any sound card controls. I either use the switch on the mic, or I use the mute button in Zoom. There is a keystroke for muting in Zoom, but when I tried it, I got a sound and JAWS asking me something and I had to hit enter, of course all narrated by JAWS.

You said, you may want another microphone anyway
And that is exactly why I wrote to the group asking if anyone had recommendations for such a mic.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, April 9, 2021 5:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microphone for Zoom

You aren't broadcasting screen-reader speech if you mute the microphone as soon as you enter the meeting. As I said, you may want another microphone anyway, but you don't want to turn on and off a microphone when unmuted.
Doing so will make loud noises as the microphone power is stopped or started. If I were using a microphone with a switch, I would always leave it on and mute myself using Zoom. Indeed, many people use microphones that there is no convenient way to mute and unmute. I use the microphone in my laptop. I mute myself in Zoom, It would be inconvenient and cumbersome to mute and unmute the microphone using Windows sound card controls. And in general, I think I can safely say that people mute themselves in Zoom rather than with the microphone itself. I use a much better solution so I don't have to worry about the microphone picking up the screen-reader. I use headphones, not the speakers while in a zoom meeting. I don't use USB headphones. I want to use my internal sound card and the microphone in my computer. So I use a set of headphones that connect using the headphone jack in the computer. If you do this, don't forget to lower play volume a lot before plugging in the headphones. There are times I want my microphone unmuted but I don't want my screen-reader to be heard. If casual conversation is occurring, and people are interjecting comments as they would in a conversation, I don't want to keep muting and unmuting the microphone. and when I talk, I don't want people to hear my screen-reader announce something like Bill has joined the meeting or announcing that Steve has sent a message. While these things don't usually happen when I'm speaking, I don't want them to.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Terrilynne Pomeroy
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2021 6:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microphone for Zoom

Hi Gene,
Since it is a toggle, there is not a position that gives you any information.

Also, I don't want it on because you are then broadcasting JAWS announcements while you are tabbing through the Zoom options to get things turned off.

I just want a mic that I can tell whether it is on or off by the position of the switch.

TerriLynne


Re: 5TB Portable External USB Hard Drive from Seagate for A cheap Price: What does anyone think?

John Holcomb II
 

By now we have USB Type c, but before that there was USB  3.1 also.

Yeah, USB 3 has been around for ages now.

John

 


Re: 5TB Portable External USB Hard Drive from Seagate for A cheap Price: What does anyone think?

Monte Single
 

My Goog Ah  tells me usb3 devices were introduced in 2010.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: April 9, 2021 8:36 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5TB Portable External USB Hard Drive from Seagate for A cheap Price: What does anyone think?

 

Hi Ron,

 

My machines are 8 and 4 years old.

The newer one has 4 usb3 ports, and the olderone has 1 usb3 port.

Also, I have 2 external usb3 powered drives.

They work fine on the usb2 ports, but they work faster on the usb3 ports.  It is called backwards compatability.

 

One thing to note,  the end of the usb 3 cable  that plugs into the external drive is different fromtthe end of the usb 2 cable.  So, you can plug   eithercable into either port on your  computer/laptop,  but not the different drives.

 

How’s that banana supply doing?

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
Sent: April 9, 2021 8:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5TB Portable External USB Hard Drive from Seagate for A cheap Price: What does anyone think?

 

Hi Group,

As concerns USB 3.0, does this mean that the input port or the connecting plug is different than the earlier versions of USB?  If so, I'm not quite sue if I have the proper ports.  I thought that USB 3.0 was just a software upgrade.  If so, I probably have the software capability--since I have Windows 10 64 bit on all my computers. My systems are 2 and 5 years old.

On 4/9/2021 9:34 PM, Jaffar Sidek wrote:

Hi Ron.  I do own one of these myself.  It's as good as the 4TB drives, so go for it.  I have all my music sample libraries, and they load just as quickly as my other drives when I use those Libraries with my DAW.  They also are connected through USB3 ports which is, in my opinion more efficient then USB2.  Cheers!

On 10/4/2021 9:09 am, Mike B wrote:



Hi Ron,

 

I have 2 or 3 of the Seagate 4 TB USB 3.0 external harddrives and I really like them.  I've never had a 5 TB so I can't speak with any experience about them, but I can't see where or why they wouldn't be every bit as good as the 4 TB drives.  I guess the best thing to do would be to read the opinions / reviews of it.

 

 

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Friday, April 09, 2021 5:48 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] 5TB Portable External USB Hard Drive from Seagate for A cheap Price: What does anyone think?

 

Hi Group,

I see on Amazon, that Seagate has a 5TB external USB Powered Hard Drive
for the incredibly low price of $104.99 USD. What does anyone think of
this product?

Here is the link to the item on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Portable-External-Hard-Drive/dp/B07VS8QCXC/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=Western+Digital+4TB+USB+powered+hard+drive&qid=1618014931&s=pc&sr=1-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyVVpUQ1Y4T09UWVRBJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMDc3Mjg2OVVBTUFRODIxNlU5JmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAzMDg2Nzc4VzlUV1JDRUhZUEYmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl

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Re: 5TB Portable External USB Hard Drive from Seagate for A cheap Price: What does anyone think?

David Mehler
 

I've got an internal seagate 4TB drive that's dying after only two
years, it's started giving me the click of death.

I've got another seagate 4TB drive also internal that occationally in
win10 it will for no reason just drop offline when I atempt to access
I get the message drive resource no longer available. I check it later
and it's back.

Bottomline is I've got one that's failing for sure, click of death,
and another that has me questioning it's reliability, both are two
years old.

Speaking of which does anyone know the warranty of a seagate drive?

Thanks.
Dave.

On 4/9/21, Mary Smith via groups.io <ms0120=mailbox.org@groups.io> wrote:
I've had the same experience with Seagate drives. I prefer wd or samsung
products.



On 2021-04-09 9:00 p.m., Andy wrote:
I've had bad luck with Seagate.  I would rather go with Western Digital.

Andy

----- Original Message ----- From: "Ron Canazzi" <aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: "TechTalk Mailing List" <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2021 5:48 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] 5TB Portable External USB Hard Drive from Seagate
for A cheap Price: What does anyone think?


Hi Group,

I see on Amazon, that Seagate has a 5TB external USB Powered Hard
Drive for the incredibly low price of $104.99 USD. What does anyone
think of this product?

Here is the link to the item on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Portable-External-Hard-Drive/dp/B07VS8QCXC/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=Western+Digital+4TB+USB+powered+hard+drive&qid=1618014931&s=pc&sr=1-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyVVpUQ1Y4T09UWVRBJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMDc3Mjg2OVVBTUFRODIxNlU5JmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAzMDg2Nzc4VzlUV1JDRUhZUEYmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl



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Re: 5TB Portable External USB Hard Drive from Seagate for A cheap Price: What does anyone think?

Mike B
 


Hi Ron,
 
USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports have different configurations and actually feel different.  3.0 is faster than 2.0, but plugging a 3.0 into a 2.0 port will still work, the 2.0 port is reverse compatible and veisa versa.  3.0 has been around for several years now and from the sound of the age of your systems I would venture to say that your computers could have both 2.0 and 3.0 ports.  Here's how to tell the difference.
 
Here's how  you can feel the difference using your finger between a USB 2.0 port, & a USB 3.0 port. 
Stick the end of your finger into a USB port.  The 2.0 port will feel pretty open with the contact in deeper, but the 3.0 port will feel like there are contacts right up to the edge of the opening.
Black USB ports are 2.0 and blue USB  ports are 3.0.

 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2021 7:26 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5TB Portable External USB Hard Drive from Seagate for A cheap Price: What does anyone think?

Hi Group,

As concerns USB 3.0, does this mean that the input port or the connecting plug is different than the earlier versions of USB?  If so, I'm not quite sue if I have the proper ports.  I thought that USB 3.0 was just a software upgrade.  If so, I probably have the software capability--since I have Windows 10 64 bit on all my computers. My systems are 2 and 5 years old.


On 4/9/2021 9:34 PM, Jaffar Sidek wrote:

Hi Ron.  I do own one of these myself.  It's as good as the 4TB drives, so go for it.  I have all my music sample libraries, and they load just as quickly as my other drives when I use those Libraries with my DAW.  They also are connected through USB3 ports which is, in my opinion more efficient then USB2.  Cheers!

On 10/4/2021 9:09 am, Mike B wrote:

Hi Ron,
 
I have 2 or 3 of the Seagate 4 TB USB 3.0 external harddrives and I really like them.  I've never had a 5 TB so I can't speak with any experience about them, but I can't see where or why they wouldn't be every bit as good as the 4 TB drives.  I guess the best thing to do would be to read the opinions / reviews of it.
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2021 5:48 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] 5TB Portable External USB Hard Drive from Seagate for A cheap Price: What does anyone think?

Hi Group,

I see on Amazon, that Seagate has a 5TB external USB Powered Hard Drive
for the incredibly low price of $104.99 USD. What does anyone think of
this product?

Here is the link to the item on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Portable-External-Hard-Drive/dp/B07VS8QCXC/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=Western+Digital+4TB+USB+powered+hard+drive&qid=1618014931&s=pc&sr=1-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyVVpUQ1Y4T09UWVRBJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMDc3Mjg2OVVBTUFRODIxNlU5JmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAzMDg2Nzc4VzlUV1JDRUhZUEYmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl

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Re: more secure e-mail

Hope Williamson
 

Yes they would. In the case of both PGP and Protonmail.

On 4/9/2021 3:41 PM, Gene wrote:
Does the person receiving the e-mail have to use the same system?  I
believe so, which would make most e-mail need to be sent in the clear.

There may be something I don't know, however.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Hope Williamson
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2021 3:52 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] more secure e-mail



You might want to ask the person that started the thread, not me. If I
were going to use more secure email, I'd most likely use Protonmail,
or something like that.

  However, Fastmail is an alternative to Gmail and Microsoft. You can
always use end-to-end encryption by installing GPG, and setting up PGP.


On 4/8/2021 9:59 PM, Thomas N. Chan wrote:

My point after a brief search about fastmail is, fastmail itself don't
even provide end to end encryption. What's security to you then?
They use your data for analytics purposes but people say its
breaching  of their data and they are sharing. So long they are not
sharing with other people, using your data to see how you use their
service and give you suggestion how they can help you is wrong to a
lot of people?
Beside the point, Gmail provide you free email service, 15gb. storage.
Provider usually don't give that much and you usually pay for higher  
tier of storage. If you want security, trust your provider or trust
your own. Or just host your own email service.
That's my point and take on security of email.


On Fri, 9 Apr 2021 at 06:32, Hope Williamson <webspinner@mail.com> wrote:


People don't wish to use Google as they're email service, and that's
fine. There's no reason to question those decisions.

  I haven't used Fastmail myself, but it's something I've been looking
into. I'm pretty sure it's something you could use with a client like
Thunderbird, if you wanted to.


On 4/8/2021 12:52 PM, Thomas N. Chan wrote:

Is there any reason why you  don't wish  to use google or microsoft as
your email provider?
You can also pay them to get higher storage like google workspace and
your own domain like yourdomain.com etc.
As for Microsoft, its rather tie down to office as well.
Personally, I have been using Google ap, change name to G-suite and
now workspace for my own email and work.

Then again, that also depend how much you are willing to pay for your
email service.
Did your telco/provider gave you one email?


On Fri, 9 Apr 2021 at 01:51, heather albright <kd5cbl@gmail.com> wrote:


Hello, I am thinking about purcheassing an e-mail service instead of
using free e-mail from google or outlook. I was looking to fastmail as
a possibility. Has anyone used this service before? Thanks Heather



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Re: 5TB Portable External USB Hard Drive from Seagate for A cheap Price: What does anyone think?

Mary Smith
 

I've had the same experience with Seagate drives. I prefer wd or samsung products.

On 2021-04-09 9:00 p.m., Andy wrote:
I've had bad luck with Seagate.  I would rather go with Western Digital.

Andy

----- Original Message ----- From: "Ron Canazzi" <aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: "TechTalk Mailing List" <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2021 5:48 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] 5TB Portable External USB Hard Drive from Seagate for A cheap Price: What does anyone think?


Hi Group,

I see on Amazon, that Seagate has a 5TB external USB Powered Hard Drive for the incredibly low price of $104.99 USD. What does anyone think of this product?

Here is the link to the item on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Portable-External-Hard-Drive/dp/B07VS8QCXC/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=Western+Digital+4TB+USB+powered+hard+drive&qid=1618014931&s=pc&sr=1-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyVVpUQ1Y4T09UWVRBJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMDc3Mjg2OVVBTUFRODIxNlU5JmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAzMDg2Nzc4VzlUV1JDRUhZUEYmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl

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Re: 5TB Portable External USB Hard Drive from Seagate for A cheap Price: What does anyone think?

Monte Single
 

Hi Ron,

 

My machines are 8 and 4 years old.

The newer one has 4 usb3 ports, and the olderone has 1 usb3 port.

Also, I have 2 external usb3 powered drives.

They work fine on the usb2 ports, but they work faster on the usb3 ports.  It is called backwards compatability.

 

One thing to note,  the end of the usb 3 cable  that plugs into the external drive is different fromtthe end of the usb 2 cable.  So, you can plug   eithercable into either port on your  computer/laptop,  but not the different drives.

 

How’s that banana supply doing?

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
Sent: April 9, 2021 8:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5TB Portable External USB Hard Drive from Seagate for A cheap Price: What does anyone think?

 

Hi Group,

As concerns USB 3.0, does this mean that the input port or the connecting plug is different than the earlier versions of USB?  If so, I'm not quite sue if I have the proper ports.  I thought that USB 3.0 was just a software upgrade.  If so, I probably have the software capability--since I have Windows 10 64 bit on all my computers. My systems are 2 and 5 years old.

On 4/9/2021 9:34 PM, Jaffar Sidek wrote:

Hi Ron.  I do own one of these myself.  It's as good as the 4TB drives, so go for it.  I have all my music sample libraries, and they load just as quickly as my other drives when I use those Libraries with my DAW.  They also are connected through USB3 ports which is, in my opinion more efficient then USB2.  Cheers!

On 10/4/2021 9:09 am, Mike B wrote:



Hi Ron,

 

I have 2 or 3 of the Seagate 4 TB USB 3.0 external harddrives and I really like them.  I've never had a 5 TB so I can't speak with any experience about them, but I can't see where or why they wouldn't be every bit as good as the 4 TB drives.  I guess the best thing to do would be to read the opinions / reviews of it.

 

 

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Friday, April 09, 2021 5:48 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] 5TB Portable External USB Hard Drive from Seagate for A cheap Price: What does anyone think?

 

Hi Group,

I see on Amazon, that Seagate has a 5TB external USB Powered Hard Drive
for the incredibly low price of $104.99 USD. What does anyone think of
this product?

Here is the link to the item on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Portable-External-Hard-Drive/dp/B07VS8QCXC/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=Western+Digital+4TB+USB+powered+hard+drive&qid=1618014931&s=pc&sr=1-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyVVpUQ1Y4T09UWVRBJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMDc3Mjg2OVVBTUFRODIxNlU5JmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAzMDg2Nzc4VzlUV1JDRUhZUEYmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl

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Re: 5TB Portable External USB Hard Drive from Seagate for A cheap Price: What does anyone think?

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

As concerns USB 3.0, does this mean that the input port or the connecting plug is different than the earlier versions of USB?  If so, I'm not quite sue if I have the proper ports.  I thought that USB 3.0 was just a software upgrade.  If so, I probably have the software capability--since I have Windows 10 64 bit on all my computers. My systems are 2 and 5 years old.


On 4/9/2021 9:34 PM, Jaffar Sidek wrote:

Hi Ron.  I do own one of these myself.  It's as good as the 4TB drives, so go for it.  I have all my music sample libraries, and they load just as quickly as my other drives when I use those Libraries with my DAW.  They also are connected through USB3 ports which is, in my opinion more efficient then USB2.  Cheers!

On 10/4/2021 9:09 am, Mike B wrote:

Hi Ron,
 
I have 2 or 3 of the Seagate 4 TB USB 3.0 external harddrives and I really like them.  I've never had a 5 TB so I can't speak with any experience about them, but I can't see where or why they wouldn't be every bit as good as the 4 TB drives.  I guess the best thing to do would be to read the opinions / reviews of it.
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2021 5:48 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] 5TB Portable External USB Hard Drive from Seagate for A cheap Price: What does anyone think?

Hi Group,

I see on Amazon, that Seagate has a 5TB external USB Powered Hard Drive
for the incredibly low price of $104.99 USD. What does anyone think of
this product?

Here is the link to the item on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Portable-External-Hard-Drive/dp/B07VS8QCXC/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=Western+Digital+4TB+USB+powered+hard+drive&qid=1618014931&s=pc&sr=1-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyVVpUQ1Y4T09UWVRBJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMDc3Mjg2OVVBTUFRODIxNlU5JmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAzMDg2Nzc4VzlUV1JDRUhZUEYmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl

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They ask: "How Happy are You?"
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They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: 5TB Portable External USB Hard Drive from Seagate for A cheap Price: What does anyone think?

Jaffar Sidek
 

Hi Ron.  I do own one of these myself.  It's as good as the 4TB drives, so go for it.  I have all my music sample libraries, and they load just as quickly as my other drives when I use those Libraries with my DAW.  They also are connected through USB3 ports which is, in my opinion more efficient then USB2.  Cheers!

On 10/4/2021 9:09 am, Mike B wrote:

Hi Ron,
 
I have 2 or 3 of the Seagate 4 TB USB 3.0 external harddrives and I really like them.  I've never had a 5 TB so I can't speak with any experience about them, but I can't see where or why they wouldn't be every bit as good as the 4 TB drives.  I guess the best thing to do would be to read the opinions / reviews of it.
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2021 5:48 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] 5TB Portable External USB Hard Drive from Seagate for A cheap Price: What does anyone think?

Hi Group,

I see on Amazon, that Seagate has a 5TB external USB Powered Hard Drive
for the incredibly low price of $104.99 USD. What does anyone think of
this product?

Here is the link to the item on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Portable-External-Hard-Drive/dp/B07VS8QCXC/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=Western+Digital+4TB+USB+powered+hard+drive&qid=1618014931&s=pc&sr=1-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyVVpUQ1Y4T09UWVRBJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMDc3Mjg2OVVBTUFRODIxNlU5JmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAzMDg2Nzc4VzlUV1JDRUhZUEYmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl

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Nimer Jaber
 

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Re: 5TB Portable External USB Hard Drive from Seagate for A cheap Price: What does anyone think?

Mike B
 


Hi Ron,
 
I have 2 or 3 of the Seagate 4 TB USB 3.0 external harddrives and I really like them.  I've never had a 5 TB so I can't speak with any experience about them, but I can't see where or why they wouldn't be every bit as good as the 4 TB drives.  I guess the best thing to do would be to read the opinions / reviews of it.
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2021 5:48 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] 5TB Portable External USB Hard Drive from Seagate for A cheap Price: What does anyone think?

Hi Group,

I see on Amazon, that Seagate has a 5TB external USB Powered Hard Drive
for the incredibly low price of $104.99 USD. What does anyone think of
this product?

Here is the link to the item on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Portable-External-Hard-Drive/dp/B07VS8QCXC/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=Western+Digital+4TB+USB+powered+hard+drive&qid=1618014931&s=pc&sr=1-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyVVpUQ1Y4T09UWVRBJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMDc3Mjg2OVVBTUFRODIxNlU5JmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAzMDg2Nzc4VzlUV1JDRUhZUEYmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl

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Re: 5TB Portable External USB Hard Drive from Seagate for A cheap Price: What does anyone think?

Andy
 

I've had bad luck with Seagate. I would rather go with Western Digital.

Andy

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Canazzi" <aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: "TechTalk Mailing List" <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2021 5:48 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] 5TB Portable External USB Hard Drive from Seagate for A cheap Price: What does anyone think?


Hi Group,

I see on Amazon, that Seagate has a 5TB external USB Powered Hard Drive for the incredibly low price of $104.99 USD. What does anyone think of this product?

Here is the link to the item on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Portable-External-Hard-Drive/dp/B07VS8QCXC/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=Western+Digital+4TB+USB+powered+hard+drive&qid=1618014931&s=pc&sr=1-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyVVpUQ1Y4T09UWVRBJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMDc3Mjg2OVVBTUFRODIxNlU5JmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAzMDg2Nzc4VzlUV1JDRUhZUEYmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl

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5TB Portable External USB Hard Drive from Seagate for A cheap Price: What does anyone think?

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

I see on Amazon, that Seagate has a 5TB external USB Powered Hard Drive for the incredibly low price of $104.99 USD.  What does anyone think of this product?

Here is the link to the item on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Portable-External-Hard-Drive/dp/B07VS8QCXC/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=Western+Digital+4TB+USB+powered+hard+drive&qid=1618014931&s=pc&sr=1-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyVVpUQ1Y4T09UWVRBJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMDc3Mjg2OVVBTUFRODIxNlU5JmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAzMDg2Nzc4VzlUV1JDRUhZUEYmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl

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Re: more secure e-mail

heather albright
 

I have decided to just use my e-mail accounts from gmail, outlook, icloud. I really appreciate the discussion from this group. Thank you all.

Cheers Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Gene
Sent: Friday, April 9, 2021 5:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] more secure e-mail

 

Does the person receiving the e-mail have to use the same system?  I believe

so, which would make most e-mail need to be sent in the clear.

 

There may be something I don't know, however.

 

Gene

-----Original Message-----

From: Hope Williamson

Sent: Friday, April 09, 2021 3:52 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] more secure e-mail

 

 

 

You might want to ask the person that started the thread, not me. If I were

going to use more secure email, I'd most likely use Protonmail, or something

like that.

 

    However, Fastmail is an alternative to Gmail and Microsoft. You can

always use end-to-end encryption by installing GPG, and setting up PGP.

 

 

On 4/8/2021 9:59 PM, Thomas N. Chan wrote:

 

My point after a brief search about fastmail is, fastmail itself don't even

provide end to end encryption. What's security to you then?

They use your data for analytics purposes but people say its breaching  of

their data and they are sharing. So long they are not sharing with other

people, using your data to see how you use their service and give you

suggestion how they can help you is wrong to a lot of people?

Beside the point, Gmail provide you free email service, 15gb. storage.

Provider usually don't give that much and you usually pay for higher   tier

of storage. If you want security, trust your provider or trust your own. Or

just host your own email service.

That's my point and take on security of email.

 

 

On Fri, 9 Apr 2021 at 06:32, Hope Williamson <webspinner@...> wrote:

 

 

People don't wish to use Google as they're email service, and that's fine.

There's no reason to question those decisions.

 

    I haven't used Fastmail myself, but it's something I've been looking

into. I'm pretty sure it's something you could use with a client like

Thunderbird, if you wanted to.

 

 

On 4/8/2021 12:52 PM, Thomas N. Chan wrote:

 

Is there any reason why you  don't wish  to use google or microsoft as your

email provider?

You can also pay them to get higher storage like google workspace and your

own domain like yourdomain.com etc.

As for Microsoft, its rather tie down to office as well.

Personally, I have been using Google ap, change name to G-suite and now

workspace for my own email and work.

 

Then again, that also depend how much you are willing to pay for your email

service.

Did your telco/provider gave you one email?

 

 

On Fri, 9 Apr 2021 at 01:51, heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:

 

 

Hello, I am thinking about purcheassing an e-mail service instead of using

free e-mail from google or outlook. I was looking to fastmail as a

possibility. Has anyone used this service before? Thanks Heather

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Regards,

Thomas N. Chan

 

 

 

 

 

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Regards,

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Re: getting description

Mike B
 


Hi Howard,
 
Just to play around I opened Google Chrome and went to a website.  While on this website I press the applications key to open the context menu, and as I down arrowed through the context menu there was a setting,
 
 Get image descriptions from Google
 
So see if this is the setting you wanted to turn off in whatever browser you turned it on with.
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2021 12:37 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] getting description

Recently I tried out a function that (it seems) was supposed to get
descriptions for the graphics on web pages. I thought the result might
make websites more friendly. But that doesn't seem to be; Now there's
just more babble. now I forgot how I turned that on, so don't know how
to turn it off. Has anyone else tried out this function and then
stopped it?

Thanks.
Howard






Re: Microphone for Zoom

Gene
 

You aren't broadcasting screen-reader speech if you mute the microphone as soon as you enter the meeting. As I said, you may want another microphone anyway, but you don't want to turn on and off a microphone when unmuted. Doing so will make loud noises as the microphone power is stopped or started. If I were using a microphone with a switch, I would always leave it on and mute myself using Zoom. Indeed, many people use microphones that there is no convenient way to mute and unmute. I use the microphone in my laptop. I mute myself in Zoom, It would be inconvenient and cumbersome to mute and unmute the microphone using Windows sound card controls. And in general, I think I can safely say that people mute themselves in Zoom rather than with the microphone itself. I use a much better solution so I don't have to worry about the microphone picking up the screen-reader. I use headphones, not the speakers while in a zoom meeting. I don't use USB headphones. I want to use my internal sound card and the microphone in my computer. So I use a set of headphones that connect using the headphone jack in the computer. If you do this, don't forget to lower play volume a lot before plugging in the headphones. There are times I want my microphone unmuted but I don't want my screen-reader to be heard. If casual conversation is occurring, and people are interjecting comments as they would in a conversation, I don't want to keep muting and unmuting the microphone. and when I talk, I don't want people to hear my screen-reader announce something like Bill has joined the meeting or announcing that Steve has sent a message. While these things don't usually happen when I'm speaking, I don't want them to.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Terrilynne Pomeroy
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2021 6:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microphone for Zoom

Hi Gene,
Since it is a toggle, there is not a position that gives you any information.

Also, I don't want it on because you are then broadcastin JAWS announcements while you are tabbing through the Zoom options to get things turned off.

I just want a mic that I can tell whether it is on or off by the position of the switch.

TerriLynne

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, April 9, 2021 4:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microphone for Zoom

If you can't tell by the position of the button if it is on or off, make sure it is on and always leave it on. When you don't intend to speak, mute yourself using the zoom command alt a. When you want to speak, my understanding is that you can hhold the space bar to unmute yourself while you are holding it. Releasing it mutes you again. Or you can use alt a to unmute yourself, talk, then mute yourself with the same command again.

You may want another microphone anyway, but that is one way you can use the microphone you have if you want.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Terrilynne Pomeroy
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2021 5:49 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Microphone for Zoom



Hi all,

I am looking for an easy to use microphone for Zoom meetings on my desktop
computer. I have a microphone, but it has a toggle button to turn it off and
on and I am always fearful that it is on. I don’t want my JAWS transmitting
to the meeting so I want to be able to know for sure that the mic is off.



Of course, I would also desire to have good sound being transmitted.



Any ideas?



TerriLynne


Re: Microphone for Zoom

Terrilynne Pomeroy
 

Hi Gene,
Since it is a toggle, there is not a position that gives you any information.

Also, I don't want it on because you are then broadcastin JAWS announcements while you are tabbing through the Zoom options to get things turned off.

I just want a mic that I can tell whether it is on or off by the position of the switch.

TerriLynne

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, April 9, 2021 4:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microphone for Zoom

If you can't tell by the position of the button if it is on or off, make sure it is on and always leave it on. When you don't intend to speak, mute yourself using the zoom command alt a. When you want to speak, my understanding is that you can hhold the space bar to unmute yourself while you are holding it. Releasing it mutes you again. Or you can use alt a to unmute yourself, talk, then mute yourself with the same command again.

You may want another microphone anyway, but that is one way you can use the microphone you have if you want.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Terrilynne Pomeroy
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2021 5:49 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Microphone for Zoom



Hi all,

I am looking for an easy to use microphone for Zoom meetings on my desktop
computer. I have a microphone, but it has a toggle button to turn it off and
on and I am always fearful that it is on. I don’t want my JAWS transmitting
to the meeting so I want to be able to know for sure that the mic is off.



Of course, I would also desire to have good sound being transmitted.



Any ideas?



TerriLynne

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