Date   

Will try this again!

Jim Wohlgamuth
 

Hi There FOLKS!
Was wondering if there is a disk repair utility like the scandisk utility for earlier versions of Windows? Or am I overlooking something already in windows10? Can someone please advise? My system is acting very sluggish and I simply need something to tune it up. I have a 1 TB HD and only 4 GB of ram. I am suspecting that my issues may have more to do with the small amount of memory than anything else..? THANKS MUCH!
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<wohlggie@...><KF8LT><Jim>.   


Re: Logitech H800 Replacement USB Nano Receiver

Mike B.
 

Hi Lisa,
 
Thank you very much.  Would you happen to have a contact phone number for Logitech?  When I click on a contact link from the website it just takes me to more links, and I'm not finding a phone number.  Thanks again.
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2021 9:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Logitech H800 Replacement USB Nano Receiver

I had to replace one of mine because my dog chewed it up a few years ago.� LOL


I contacted Logitech directly and they sent me a new nano receiver.� It took about a week to get to me.� I'm not sure if that's how they still do things, but it's worth a shot.

Lisa Belville
missktlab1217@...
On 4/10/2021 7:55 AM, Mike B wrote:
Hi All,
�
I would like to buy just the USB nano receiver for my Logitech H800 headset.� I've been told that each nano receiver is specific to the individual headset.� If this is true how do I go about buying an extra nano receiver or 2?� All input is greatly appreciated.� Thanks much.
�
�
Stay safe and take care.� Mike.


Re: Logitech H800 Replacement USB Nano Receiver

Lisa Belville
 

I had to replace one of mine because my dog chewed it up a few years ago.� LOL


I contacted Logitech directly and they sent me a new nano receiver.� It took about a week to get to me.� I'm not sure if that's how they still do things, but it's worth a shot.

Lisa Belville
missktlab1217@...
On 4/10/2021 7:55 AM, Mike B wrote:

Hi All,
�
I would like to buy just the USB nano receiver for my Logitech H800 headset.� I've been told that each nano receiver is specific to the individual headset.� If this is true how do I go about buying an extra nano receiver or 2?� All input is greatly appreciated.� Thanks much.
�
�
Stay safe and take care.� Mike.


Re: Microphone for Zoom

Gene
 

You don't need a second sound card. Most internal sound cards don't support stereo mix or what you hear or other names for the same thing. That means that the only way people would hear the screen-reader is if the microphone picks it up from a speaker. If you mute yourself or use headphones, the microphone won't pick it up.

I'm not talking about people using USB microphones or USB combination headphones and microphones. I don't know what complications they may offer.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2021 7:18 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microphone for Zoom

Hi Group,

This issue with screen readers being broadcast on Zoom meetings is why
I use a separate sound card for my screen reader. No need for a pricey
external speech synthesizer, just buy a stable but low end item from
Sound Blaster for about 30 or 40 dollars US and use head phones so no
one hears your screen reader but you.


On 4/10/2021 12:22 AM, Terrilynne Pomeroy wrote:
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






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They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: getting description

Howard Traxler
 

Thank you Mike B.  Yes, that was it.  And now, like before, when it comes upon a graphic, it says:
"To get missing image descriptions, open the context menu.".
A bit of extra verbiage but not quite so bad.  Maybe I could turn off graphic something or other in my NVDA to get rid of that.

Thanks Mike and take care.

Howard

On 4/9/2021 6:40 PM, Mike B wrote:

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

John Holcomb II
 

Ugh Blue Yetti no.

Tile PR-40

(not sur eof the spelling.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of enes saribas
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2021 5:17 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microphone for Zoom

 

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


Logitech H800 Replacement USB Nano Receiver

Mike B.
 

Hi All,
 
I would like to buy just the USB nano receiver for my Logitech H800 headset.  I've been told that each nano receiver is specific to the individual headset.  If this is true how do I go about buying an extra nano receiver or 2?  All input is greatly appreciated.  Thanks much.
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.


Re: Microphone for Zoom

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

This issue with screen readers being  broadcast on Zoom meetings is why I use a separate sound card for my screen reader.  No need for a pricey external speech synthesizer, just buy a stable but low end item from Sound Blaster for about 30 or 40 dollars US and use head phones so no one hears your screen reader but you.


On 4/10/2021 12:22 AM, Terrilynne Pomeroy wrote:
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





--
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: Microphone for Zoom

enes sarıbaş
 

The  Yetti is a fairly expensive Microphone, but it justifies the price. It is very solidly built, and offers several different recording modes. It has monitor mode that I don't use, but most importantly, you can adjust sensetivity from the microphone, which is better and easier than the windows volume. I just set windows to 100% and change the sensetivity of the microphone from the knob. UIt also has a mute  button, though it isn't a toggle button, so you would probably find it easier to mute with a shortcut.

On 4/10/2021 5:44 AM, Gene wrote:
I don't know how much money you are talking about.  For Zoom, where people often use whatever microphones are in their laptops or not very expensive microphones, there isn't a need to get an expensive microphone.  And as far as buying microphones with no gain or volume controls, your volume can be set and checked while using the test page and this can be done using Windows sound card settings.

I don't know at what price you start getting microphones with volume or gain controls.  If that is at a reasonable price, you may want the convenience of setting volume in that way.  But if you are talking about spending more than something like thirty or forty dollars for a microphone, I'm skeptical that, for use with Zoom, it makes sense to spend more.

I doubt most people use microphones that have volume controls.
Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2021 4:16 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microphone for Zoom



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

Gene
 

I don't know how much money you are talking about. For Zoom, where people often use whatever microphones are in their laptops or not very expensive microphones, there isn't a need to get an expensive microphone. And as far as buying microphones with no gain or volume controls, your volume can be set and checked while using the test page and this can be done using Windows sound card settings.

I don't know at what price you start getting microphones with volume or gain controls. If that is at a reasonable price, you may want the convenience of setting volume in that way. But if you are talking about spending more than something like thirty or forty dollars for a microphone, I'm skeptical that, for use with Zoom, it makes sense to spend more.

I doubt most people use microphones that have volume controls.
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2021 4:16 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microphone for Zoom



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


tracking down vintage VI computer items?

goshawk on horseback
 

hello all,
probably a bit of a long shot, but does anyone happen to know of any good groups/sites/places for hopefully tracking down a few rather vintage VI computer items please?
notably, the right cable to connect an apollo speech synth to a bbc computer, and the bbc version of hal, or something like that, to work with it.
 
Simon
 
 


Re: Microphone for Zoom

Gene
 

My point is that whether you get another microphone or not, you will still want to mute with Zoom or use headphones. Yes, the moment you join a meeting, you are on. If there is a JAWS being broadcast problem, it can be eliminated or reduced to almost insignificance by continuing to press control after you issue the command that starts your audio or whatever command you use. JAWS either won't speak or will barely begin and stop. Then, you use alt a for mute. I don't know what command you used. Alt a is never a JAWS command. Screen-readers never use alt plus letter commands because those are used for menu or ribbon short cut sequences. What command did you use?

You can test muting by going to this page if you live in The United States. I don't know if it works elsewhere in the world:
https://zoom.us/test

There is a join button on the page. When you activate it with the space bar, the process begins to join a meeting. Once you join, the test audio and microphone begins.

An audio pattern is played. You are asked if you can hear it. You will see this question by tabbing around. Tab to the yesss button and press the space bar.

You are then in the microphone test. Speak, stop speaking and wait to see if what you have spoken is echoed back. This is a way you can tell with no error or doubt if your microphone is on. If you know that, you may still want to get a different microphone but you may not want to get one now that you know one way to tell, without doubt or error, if it is on. This also tells you if your microphone volume is good.

After you test your microphone, tab to the close button and press the space bar. Now tab to the join with audio and press the space bar. There is a join with video button or something like it but since you are only testing audio now, you might as well use that one.

You will Then be in a meeting with you the only member. You can tab around and hear the different items offered in the interface. With an account,, there are more options but just to participate in a meeting, as far as I know, you don't need them.

Once you are actually in the test meeting, try the mute command and see what happens. I had a sluggish response at first, but I did hear a muted response. If you still have a problem transmitting speech until you mute yourself, You may be able to solve that problem by having the microphone either off or unplugged, then mute yourself, turn it on or connect it, then unmute yourself when you want to talk. Or you can eliminate the entire problem by using headphones, which many people do.

As I've said, you shouldn't use a mute/unmute switch on a microphone while in a meeting.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Terrilynne Pomeroy
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2021 11:22 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.
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?

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 -----

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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.

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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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