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  • Just seen this posted in a Mac forum I frequent – perhaps one to keep in mind if you have a pacemaker (and your shirt pocket storage!)

    https://www.heartrhythmjournal.com/article/S1547-5271(20)31227-3/fulltext

    That is one perk of the iPhones is that they last a while. The 6S here is still perfectly capable, other than the battery and is on the…[Read more]

  • Mid range, I’d probably go for the SE (2020) rather than the iPhone 12 Mini and save £300.

    Apple suggests that the 12 Mini is better screen wise. I haven’t really had issues with the 11 I have (or the Apple Watch, which is also a screen…) The Pixel is reasonable, but I haven’t taken it out in the sun for a while now.

    From a benchmark POV, the…[Read more]

  • Missed your comment on the 4a as well – I’ve got one alongside my iPhone and it performs reasonably well. I have Locus Maps on there, with maps purchased from Thorn Maps.

  • Hum…

    I use a mix of Ordnance Survey (as that does offline and I have a subscription for cadets) and oddly, a geocaching app, Cachly.

    Cachly is a one off paid for app, and then I seem to recall a one off additional cost for the premium open street map with terrain. However, it’s open street map theme and detail is perhaps one of the best I’ve…[Read more]

  • Does the iPhone SE 2020 fit the bill? The battery life of that is decent – I’ve one arriving for work this week I believe to replace an old 6S that is in the same boat as your Wileyfox with the battery dying. And my wife has one and the battery can do two days without issue.

  • Drezha replied to the topic Missing Files in the forum PC Talk 1 week, 5 days ago

    I’m only using Windows Defender. I don’t think I’ve installed an anti virus software in years. Chances are that it is that mind, as it’s an open source project so doesn’t have the certificates that MS need/use.

    I didn’t find the Kingston one when I looked on their website last night – I put it down to a late night!

  • Drezha replied to the topic Missing Files in the forum PC Talk 1 week, 5 days ago

    So with a bit of playing, I’ve found another file go missing – this time, an .exe is missing, and as this isn’t a file that’s synced, I can have a good guess at the system.

    Tried to open QOwnnotes on my gaming PC today to make some notes this evening and the exe is missing. It’s a portable app, so I browsed to the folder and lo, the .exe is…[Read more]

  • Drezha replied to the topic Missing Files in the forum PC Talk 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    From memory, I didn’t set it up as an SHR volume to start with, as it was a 8TB and 3TB drive in there and each drive was set up separately.

    I sold the old Synology the 220+ replaced, so no fancy backup targets for me.

    The 8TB should be sufficient for a while I hope, otherwise I’ll either have to upgrade the drives or get a 4 bay NAS! At the…[Read more]

  • Drezha replied to the topic Missing Files in the forum PC Talk 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    That bit me in the backside today. I’d copied the items I wanted to my BTRFS formatted 3TB hard drive, then removed it, put the new 8TB in and reformatted the lot. Put the 3TB in an external enclosure and attached to the NAS – not recognised.

    Attached to a Raspberry Pi, not recognised. In the end, Fedora 33 (the latest Fedora, which uses B…[Read more]

  • Drezha replied to the topic Missing Files in the forum PC Talk 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    I can’t set rotation on the cheapest C2 cloud backup. The website states:

    However, my latest backup is still showing a folder that I no longer want included within the storage and seems to be backed up nightly.

  • Drezha replied to the topic Missing Files in the forum PC Talk 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    I think I’ve got a 4GB stick in there to match the one already in place, for a total of 6GB. At the minute, I’m not over 1GB, so it’s not really being taxed to much just yet!

    C2 is fine – currently on the lowest tier, but may look at moving to the higher level in the future. However, all the major items I want at the minute can be protected by…[Read more]

  • Drezha replied to the topic Missing Files in the forum PC Talk 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    Ordered another 8TB drive from Amazon for delivery tomorrow, so I’ll be reformatting everything to put it in to SHR. Almost ordered a DS420+ to replace it with instead!

    I’ll double up on my offsite and non Synology backups if there are further issues.

  • Drezha replied to the topic Missing Files in the forum PC Talk 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    Yeah I went back and read the BTRFS page on Synology site and it’s clearer that I need SHR or RAID to make use of it – I’d basically seen a comment on Reddit today about BTRFS performance on the new Linux kernel, so I did some digging then.

    File was corrupt on the gaming PC but I didn’t check the NAS to see if it had propagated, just downl…[Read more]

  • Drezha replied to the topic Missing Files in the forum PC Talk 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    Hum, something funny might be going on – I found a courrpted file last night on my gaming rig as well (a JPG).

    I think I’ll be doing some drive checks on all the machines to see what’s happening. Currently running Memtest on my Synology – it also turns out that I’m not getting the benefit of the BTRFS formatting on there, as I’m not running in…[Read more]

  • Drezha started the topic Blender Tutorials in the forum Software Talk 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    I know there are some Blender users here and I wondered if there was anyone here that could point me in the direction of a decent tutorial?

    I have purchased and read this book but it’s light on the details. He suddenly starts producing walls without issues, and I can only create a plane or cube that’s the default and then how to expand or shrink…[Read more]

  • Drezha replied to the topic CyberPunk 2077 in the forum Gaming 1 month ago

    Yeah, they’ve been issuing refunds to players on XBox and PS4 who want them, because it’s not playing well at all.

    I didn’t pre-order in the end – probably wise. Besides, my Christmas holidays are put aside for some Red Dead Redemption 2 that I picked up on sale on Steam this month. :good:   Between that, and trying to learn Blendr for 3D…[Read more]

  • Drezha started the topic Synology DSM 7 in the forum Software Talk 1 month, 1 week ago

    For those running a Synology, NASCompares has an overview of the GUI and first impressions of DSM 7 on Youtube.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbHlRPa6NH4

    He has a couple of other videos on the new apps – it looks like Photostation and Momements are being combined. I’ll be interested to see how that works.

    If you’ve got a one that can run…[Read more]

  • Drezha replied to the topic Gaming above 1080p in the forum PC Talk 1 month, 1 week ago

    It might be 2077 before that happens, considering how long it took them to release it initially ;-)

    But I know what you mean – I finally purchased Fallout 76 a week or two ago for £10 when it was in the Steam sale. Played Fallout 4 for hours, so I’ll see how FO76 goes.

  • Drezha replied to the topic Gaming above 1080p in the forum PC Talk 1 month, 1 week ago

    I got myself a 4K screen over Black Friday. And then promptly run it at 1920×1080 (scaled!). It makes a difference during the day when working, but games I drop back down to 1080p.

    On the Minecraft demo’s, ray tracing looked awesome. But I don’t play Minecraft and I don’t have an RTX card so it’s a moot point.

    Ignoring the screen resolution,…[Read more]

  • Drezha replied to the topic Missing Files in the forum PC Talk 1 month, 1 week ago

    There are all local files, that downloaded using Resilo, rather than on the network so that could be the case. However, I have about 75% free space still on the Windows machine and the similar on the Mac. Storage sense is off on my laptop, I’d have to check the desktop.

    Only thing I can think of is that the Mac one is stored on an external…[Read more]

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