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

John Holcomb II
 

You should have gotten the stuff off the drive before it died.
John

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2021 10:14 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5TB Portable External USB Hard Drive from Seagate for A cheap Price: What does anyone think?

My first external drive was a Mybook drive. It was nowhere near as large as they make them now. But it bit the dust. When it started going, I would have to shut the computer off, turn it back on later, and it would work for a little while. Finally, it just didn't. My brother-in-law couldn't see a way to fix it or get the stuff off the drive. Coincidentally, I think my drive came from either Costco, or BJ's. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Angelo Sonnesso
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2021 10:02 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?

I have had many Seagate, and Western Digital drives, and I have not had any problems with either brand.
If you drop a drive the drive platters can collide and damage the platters.
Having said that I have dropped a 1Tb Drive and nothing happened, but I woundn't recommend the drop test.

73 N2DYN Angelo


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2021 9:43 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?

Your recommendation is based on what happened to the drive when it fell.
Havinbg drives fall is just asking for trouble. I don't see the sense in making a recommendation on how a drive performs when it is damaged in a way known to damage drives.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Dave
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2021 8:35 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?

I think I bought something like this from Costco for about $135.


The Drive worked fine until is fell off my computer system, to a carpeted floor. Roughly about 4 to 5 ft. of a fall.


Ever since the fall, this Storage Drive has not worked, and I had it about half full of data.



I would not purcase another one of these affordable drives.



On 4/9/2021 6:00 PM, Andy wrote:
I've had bad luck with Seagate. I would rather go with Western Digital.

Andy

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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/B07VS8
QCXC/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=Western+Digital+4TB+USB+powere
d+hard+drive&qid=1618014931&s=pc&sr=1-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVk
UXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyVVpUQ1Y4T09UWVRBJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMDc3Mjg2OVVBTUFRO
DIxNlU5JmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAzMDg2Nzc4VzlUV1JDRUhZUEYmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT
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Re: 5TB Portable External USB Hard Drive from Seagate for A cheap Price: What does anyone think?

Pamela Dominguez
 

My first external drive was a Mybook drive. It was nowhere near as large as they make them now. But it bit the dust. When it started going, I would have to shut the computer off, turn it back on later, and it would work for a little while. Finally, it just didn't. My brother-in-law couldn't see a way to fix it or get the stuff off the drive. Coincidentally, I think my drive came from either Costco, or BJ's. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Angelo Sonnesso
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2021 10:02 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?

I have had many Seagate, and Western Digital drives, and I have not had any problems with either brand.
If you drop a drive the drive platters can collide and damage the platters.
Having said that I have dropped a 1Tb Drive and nothing happened, but I woundn't recommend the drop test.

73 N2DYN Angelo


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2021 9:43 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?

Your recommendation is based on what happened to the drive when it fell.
Havinbg drives fall is just asking for trouble. I don't see the sense in
making a recommendation on how a drive performs when it is damaged in a way
known to damage drives.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Dave
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2021 8:35 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?

I think I bought something like this from Costco for about $135.


The Drive worked fine until is fell off my computer system, to a
carpeted floor. Roughly about 4 to 5 ft. of a fall.


Ever since the fall, this Storage Drive has not worked, and I had it
about half full of data.



I would not purcase another one of these affordable drives.



On 4/9/2021 6:00 PM, 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: using mechanical keyboard with NVDA while browsing

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Armando,

It shouldn't matter what kind of keyboard you are using, or the blink rate - the blink rate and cursor size only affect how it appears on screen.  The keyboard delay affects when you hold down a key, how long after the initial press it starts registering multiple presses.  EG, If I hold down the letter d, it will type d, then after a moment it will type ddddd etc - the keyboard delay is that "moment" or gap between when the first d is typed and when it starts printing lots of them.

Meanwhile, I can't think of a good reason why the focus is jumping, unless for instance, you have something like control held down, then when you press home or end, instead of jumping to the start or end of the current line of text, it will jump to the start or end of the entire document.  The other thing I thought was maybe if you have a trackpad, could you be bumping that, but that would be more likely if you were using a new laptop, not an external keyboard.

Based on the information, I'm not quite sure what is happening.

Quentin.

On Sun, Apr 11, 2021 at 5:57 AM Armando Maldonado <armando.maldonado0767@...> wrote:
Hello,

I just recently purchased a Redragon k551 mechanical keyboard. Everytime
I am browsing or trying to read/type something, I notice all of a sudden
without me doing anything, it jumps to bottom or random place with
website or document. Is there a way I can control such behavior with the
keyboard? I've gone to control panel and lowered the blinking rate of
cursor and keyboard delay. Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks.

armando








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

Jacob
 

That’s a pretty good price for a 5TB drive. Both Seagate and Western Digital Have had bad batches of drives over the years, so hard to say which one of the 2 brands is more reliable.

Jacob


Re: Mozilla Firefox and bookmarks not reading

Gene
 

I don't use book marks enough in Firefox to discuss different ways of opening them and how the interface may differ depending on how. for now, try alt b and see if you find what you want;.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Johnson
Sent: Sunday, April 11, 2021 8:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Mozilla Firefox and bookmarks not reading



Good evening everyone. I’m a fairly new Firefox user and I love it. I’m having trouble getting JAWS to read my list of bookmarks, however, when I hit ctrl-shift-O. I got a new PC a couple days ago because the old one crapped out. On my old computer, ctrl-D would add bookmarks, and ctrl-shift-O would put me right at the top of my list of bookmarks, but I have added 3 or 4 bookmarks on the new Firefox, and control-shift-O gives me a screen of blank blank. Could someone tell me where I’m going wrong?


Mozilla Firefox and bookmarks not reading

Steven Johnson <saxmonger@...>
 

Good evening everyone.  I’m a fairly new Firefox user and I love it.  I’m having trouble getting JAWS to read my list of bookmarks, however, when I hit ctrl-shift-O.  I got a new PC a couple days ago because the old one crapped out.  On my old computer, ctrl-D would add bookmarks, and ctrl-shift-O would put me right at the top of my list of bookmarks, but I have added 3 or 4 bookmarks on the new Firefox, and control-shift-O gives me a screen of blank blank.  Could someone tell me where I’m going wrong?


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

Jaffar Sidek
 

If my drive, dropped off my system, it would be unfair to blame my drive for damages, sustained, wouldn't it?  after all, I am the one at fault for causing my drive to fall off in the first placee.  My drive has no legs or arms to position itself fafely, or to hold on to something.  Cheers!

On 11/4/2021 10:02 am, Angelo Sonnesso wrote:
I have had many Seagate, and Western Digital drives, and I have not had any problems with either brand.
If you drop a drive the drive platters can collide and damage the platters.
Having said that I have dropped a 1Tb Drive and nothing happened, but I woundn't recommend the drop test.

73 N2DYN Angelo


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2021 9:43 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?

Your recommendation is based on what happened to the drive when it fell.
Havinbg drives fall is just asking for trouble. I don't see the sense in
making a recommendation on how a drive performs when it is damaged in a way
known to damage drives.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Dave
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2021 8:35 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?

I think I bought something like this from Costco for about $135.


The Drive worked fine until is fell off my computer system, to a
carpeted floor. Roughly about 4 to 5 ft. of a fall.


Ever since the fall, this Storage Drive has not worked, and I had it
about half full of data.



I would not purcase another one of these affordable drives.



On 4/9/2021 6:00 PM, 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?

John Holcomb II
 

You lucked out.
Those arms could have gotten stuck or or platters yeah.
John

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of enes saribas
Sent: Sunday, April 11, 2021 12:38 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5TB Portable External USB Hard Drive from Seagate for A cheap Price: What does anyone think?

This is interesting. My 5tb drive fell off my small table onto the thick carpet twice, while powered and copying data. No problems seem to have occured.

On 4/10/2021 8:35 PM, Dave wrote:
I think I bought something like this from Costco for about $135.


The Drive worked fine until is fell off my computer system, to a
carpeted floor. Roughly about 4 to 5 ft. of a fall.


Ever since the fall, this Storage Drive has not worked, and I had it
about half full of data.



I would not purcase another one of these affordable drives.



On 4/9/2021 6:00 PM, 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/B07VS
8QCXC/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=Western+Digital+4TB+USB+powe
red+hard+drive&qid=1618014931&s=pc&sr=1-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwd
GVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyVVpUQ1Y4T09UWVRBJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMDc3Mjg2OVVBT
UFRODIxNlU5JmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAzMDg2Nzc4VzlUV1JDRUhZUEYmd2lkZ2V0T
mFtZT1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl



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

enes sarıbaş
 

This is interesting. My 5tb drive fell off my small table onto the thick carpet twice, while powered and copying  data. No problems seem to have occured.

On 4/10/2021 8:35 PM, Dave wrote:
I think I bought something like this from Costco for about $135.


The Drive worked fine until is fell off my computer system, to a
carpeted floor.  Roughly about 4 to 5 ft. of a fall.


Ever since the fall, this Storage Drive has not worked, and I had it
about half full of data.



I would not purcase another one of these affordable drives.



On 4/9/2021 6:00 PM, 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?

Evan Reese
 

I've had two of the Seagate 2TB portable USB powered drives here for a few years. They've been completely reliable. I would not hesitate to take the Seagate 5TB deal if I were in the market for a drive of that capacity.

Evan

On 4/10/2021 10:02 PM, Angelo Sonnesso wrote:
I have had many Seagate, and Western Digital drives, and I have not had any problems with either brand.
If you drop a drive the drive platters can collide and damage the platters.
Having said that I have dropped a 1Tb Drive and nothing happened, but I woundn't recommend the drop test.

73 N2DYN Angelo


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2021 9:43 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?

Your recommendation is based on what happened to the drive when it fell.
Havinbg drives fall is just asking for trouble. I don't see the sense in
making a recommendation on how a drive performs when it is damaged in a way
known to damage drives.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Dave
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2021 8:35 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?

I think I bought something like this from Costco for about $135.


The Drive worked fine until is fell off my computer system, to a
carpeted floor. Roughly about 4 to 5 ft. of a fall.


Ever since the fall, this Storage Drive has not worked, and I had it
about half full of data.



I would not purcase another one of these affordable drives.



On 4/9/2021 6:00 PM, 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?

Angelo Sonnesso
 

I have had many Seagate, and Western Digital drives, and I have not had any problems with either brand.
If you drop a drive the drive platters can collide and damage the platters.
Having said that I have dropped a 1Tb Drive and nothing happened, but I woundn't recommend the drop test.

73 N2DYN Angelo

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2021 9:43 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?

Your recommendation is based on what happened to the drive when it fell.
Havinbg drives fall is just asking for trouble. I don't see the sense in
making a recommendation on how a drive performs when it is damaged in a way
known to damage drives.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Dave
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2021 8:35 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?

I think I bought something like this from Costco for about $135.


The Drive worked fine until is fell off my computer system, to a
carpeted floor. Roughly about 4 to 5 ft. of a fall.


Ever since the fall, this Storage Drive has not worked, and I had it
about half full of data.



I would not purcase another one of these affordable drives.



On 4/9/2021 6:00 PM, 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?

Gene
 

Your recommendation is based on what happened to the drive when it fell. Havinbg drives fall is just asking for trouble. I don't see the sense in making a recommendation on how a drive performs when it is damaged in a way known to damage drives.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2021 8:35 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?

I think I bought something like this from Costco for about $135.


The Drive worked fine until is fell off my computer system, to a
carpeted floor. Roughly about 4 to 5 ft. of a fall.


Ever since the fall, this Storage Drive has not worked, and I had it
about half full of data.



I would not purcase another one of these affordable drives.



On 4/9/2021 6:00 PM, 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?

John Holcomb II
 

Are you looking to get the data off the drive or do you have it backed up somewhere?
John

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2021 9:35 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?

I think I bought something like this from Costco for about $135.


The Drive worked fine until is fell off my computer system, to a carpeted floor. Roughly about 4 to 5 ft. of a fall.


Ever since the fall, this Storage Drive has not worked, and I had it about half full of data.



I would not purcase another one of these affordable drives.



On 4/9/2021 6:00 PM, 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/B07VS8
QCXC/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=Western+Digital+4TB+USB+powere
d+hard+drive&qid=1618014931&s=pc&sr=1-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVk
UXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyVVpUQ1Y4T09UWVRBJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMDc3Mjg2OVVBTUFRO
DIxNlU5JmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAzMDg2Nzc4VzlUV1JDRUhZUEYmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT
1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl


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

Dave
 

I think I bought something like this from Costco for about $135.


The Drive worked fine until is fell off my computer system, to a
carpeted floor.  Roughly about 4 to 5 ft. of a fall.


Ever since the fall, this Storage Drive has not worked, and I had it
about half full of data.



I would not purcase another one of these affordable drives.

On 4/9/2021 6:00 PM, 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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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!"









using mechanical keyboard with NVDA while browsing

Armando Maldonado
 

Hello,

I just recently purchased a Redragon k551 mechanical keyboard. Everytime I am browsing or trying to read/type something, I notice all of a sudden without me doing anything, it jumps to bottom or random place with website or document. Is there a way I can control such behavior with the keyboard? I've gone to control panel and lowered the blinking rate of cursor and keyboard delay. Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks.

armando


Re: Logitech H800 Replacement USB Nano Receiver

Mike B
 

Hi Lisa & Marie,
 
Here are 2 phone numbers for Logitech tech support I found digging through some notes I have for Logitech.
1-866-632-5644
 
And
 
1 646-454-3200
 
They're open monday thru Friday, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm eastern time.
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2021 11:03 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Logitech H800 Replacement USB Nano Receiver

While I can’t tell you a number to reach Logitech, I can say that the receivers are absolutely not interchangeable. I have two headsets and the receivers only work with the correct headset. Have you tried finding a contact number on Google? Might be worth a try.
Good Luck.
Marie
 
 
From: Mike B
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2021 5:55 AM
To: TechTalk
Subject: [TechTalk] Logitech H800 Replacement USB Nano Receiver
 
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

Marie Nelson
 

While I can’t tell you a number to reach Logitech, I can say that the receivers are absolutely not interchangeable. I have two headsets and the receivers only work with the correct headset. Have you tried finding a contact number on Google? Might be worth a try.
Good Luck.
Marie
 
 

From: Mike B
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2021 5:55 AM
To: TechTalk
Subject: [TechTalk] Logitech H800 Replacement USB Nano Receiver
 
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: Will try this again!

Mike B
 


Hi Jim,
 
Here you go:
 
 
Scan And Fix Disk Drive Errors with CHKDSK in Windows 10
How To
Windows 10
By mark
Last updated Apr 9, 2021
scanning and repairing drive
 
CHKDSK or Check Disk is a built-in Windows utility checks the state of the hard drive and correct any errors it finds, if possible. It can be useful for
troubleshooting read errors, Bad sectors and other storage-related problems. Whenever we need to detect and fix file system or disk corruption, we run
the built-in Windows Check Disk tool. The Check Disk utility or ChkDsk.exe checks file system errors, bad sectors, lost clusters, and so on. Here how to
run chkdsk utility on windows 10 and Fix Disk Drive Errors.
 
Contents 
show
 
Run chkdsk utility on windows 10
 
You can Run the Check disk Tool From disk Drive properties or through the command line. To Run Disk Check Utility first open This PC -> Here select and
right click on System Drive -> Properties > Tools tab > Check. But Running Chkdsk Tool from Command is very Effective.
 
Command Line Check Disk
 
For this first open Command prompt as administrator, You Can do this by click on start menu search type cmd, then right click on Command prompt from search
results and select run as administrator. Here on the Command Prompt, type the command “chkdsk” followed by a space, then the letter of the drive you wish
to examine or repair. In our case, it’s internal drive “C.”
 
chkdsk 
 
Run Check disk command on win10
 
Simply running the CHKDSK command in Windows 10 will only display the disk’s status, and won’t fix any errors present on the volume. This will run Chkdsk
in a Read-Only mode and display the status of the current drive. To tell CHKDSK to fix the drive, we need to give some Extra parameters.
 
CHKDSK extra parameters
 
Typing chkdsk /? and hitting Enter will give you its parameters or switches.
 
/f  Fixes errors detected.
 
/r  Identifies Bad Sectors and attempts recovery of information.
 
/v  Displays list of every file in every directory, on FAT32. On NTFS, is displays the cleanup messages.
 
The following are valid on NTFS volumes only.
 
/c  Skips the checking of cycles within the folder structure.
 
/I  Performs a simpler check of index entries.
 
/x  Forces the volume to dismount. Also invalidates all open file handles. This should be avoided in Desktop Editions of Windows, because of possibility
of data loss/corruption.
 
/l[:size]  It changes the size of the file that logs NTFS transactions. This option too, like the above one, is intended  for server administrators ONLY.
 

Do note that, when you boot to the Windows Recovery Environment, Only two switches may be available.
 
/p  It performs an exhaustive check of the current disk
 
/r  It repairs possible damage on the current disk.
 
The following switches work in Windows 10, Windows 8 on NTFS volumes only:
 
/scan Run online scan
 
/forceofflinefix Bypass online repair and queue defects for offline repair. Needs to be used along with /scan.
 
/perf Perform the scan as fast as possible.
 
/spotfix Perform spot repair in offline mode.
 
/offlinescanandfix Run offline scan and perform fixes.
 
/sdcclean Garbage collection.
 
These switches are supported by Windows 10 on FAT/FAT32/exFAT volumes only:
 
/freeorphanedchains Free up any orphaned cluster chains
 
/markclean Mark the volume clean if no corruption is detected.
 
chkdsk command parameter list
 
To tell CHKDSK to fix the drive, we need to give it parameters. After your drive letter, type the following parameters separated by a space each: “/f /r
/x”.
 
The “/f” parameter tells CHKDSK to fix any errors it finds; “/r” tells it to locate the bad sectors on the drive and recover readable information; “/x”
forces the drive to dismount before the process starts.
 
Command to Check Disk Errors
 
To summarize, the full command that should be typed into the Command Prompt is:
 
chkdsk [Drive:] [parameters]
 
In our example, it’s:
 
chkdsk C: /f /r /x
 
run chkdsk command with parameters
 
Note that CHKDSK needs to be able to lock the drive, meaning that it cannot be used to examine the system’s boot drive if the computer is in use. If your
target drive is an external or non-boot internal disk, the CHKDSK process will begin as soon as we enter the command above. If, however, the target drive
is a boot disk, the system will ask you if you’d like to run the command before the next boot. Type “yes” (or “y”), restart the computer, and the command
will run before the operating system loads. This will scan the drive for Errors, Bad sectors if found any this will repair the same for you.
 
scanning and repairing drive
 
This scanning and repair process can take a long time, especially when performed on larger drives. Once it’s done, however, it will present a summary of
results including total disk space, byte allocation, and, most importantly, any errors that were found and corrected.
 
Conclusion :
 
One word: You can use Command chkdsk c: /f /r /x to Scan And Fix Hard Drive Errors in Windows 10. I hope after reading this post you clear about CHKDSK
Command, And how To use extra parameters to scan and repair disk Errors. Also Read
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2021 10:20 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Will try this again!

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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