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Also just following on from my above comment - I don't quite see the reason for the controversy over Naplan? Surely a major test that...
12/05/2021 - 00:08
I was under the impression Naplan was opt-out? You don't have to do it if you and/or your parents/carers don't want you to.
11/05/2021 - 23:56
well I think the point I was trying to make here is that I cheaped out and bought a sub 2k inspiron 15 but then realised shortly after,...
11/05/2021 - 12:51
just under 3k. Went all out for the 4k touchscreen and discrete graphics. https://au.pcmag.com/netbooks/67389/dell-xps-15-9500
10/05/2021 - 23:23
Would also not recommend the Inspiron line. Bought an Inspiron 15 in December, returned it after 5 days. Like @goingDHfast said above,...
10/05/2021 - 22:03
Did somebody say crypto? 😁
07/05/2021 - 23:06
Thanks for the feedback guys, got one.! Thanks op.
07/05/2021 - 15:14
This may sound like a silly qn but I've starting playing the electric guitar (rock/metal) and I'm currently using an old VOX DA5 - is this...
05/05/2021 - 23:31
I use this $3 one from ikea. Says for tablets but I've used a 13" HP spectre and 15" Dell XPS 15 on it and it's great. Doesn't fold but is...
04/05/2021 - 13:52
Old system was due for an Anode rod, decided we didn't want to pay over a dollar a day for gas supply charge because we hardly used gas. We...
25/04/2021 - 18:34
We have rooftop solar and recently had a 300L Sanden Heat pump HWS installed to replace a 10yo Gas boosted solar HWS. Apart from the...
25/04/2021 - 17:03
Also just to add on to this, I had (yet another) Dell tech come out, this time to replace my battery. Batterybar was reporting 13.5% wear...
22/04/2021 - 12:39
confused with the 180+ likes but the general consensus being it's not a very good title?
19/04/2021 - 23:08
I've had SUCCESS! Thanks for all the replies and suggestions guys, learnt a few things along the way. So I removed the 2nd SSD and keeping...
14/04/2021 - 21:03
that sounds way too high, is that for the laptop spec M2 SSD?
14/04/2021 - 20:57
Fortunately/unfortunately my HDDs are whisper quiet SSDs!
14/04/2021 - 15:12
I have batterybar pro, it reports 20 - 30W discharge rate with the Samsung SSD installed. Will remove it later and report.
13/04/2021 - 10:49
Well as a quick update, I've switched to AHCI following those instructions. Installed Samsung Magician and the Samsung NVMe drivers....
13/04/2021 - 00:05
There was a spare SSD2 slot inside and I thought just adding on another drive would be the most painless way of upgrading storage without...
12/04/2021 - 22:13
yeah that was what I meant at the start if you scroll up when I said I tried updating the fw/drivers but couldn't. Maybe I should really...
12/04/2021 - 15:51
Here's someone else with a similar RAID/AHCI scenario...
12/04/2021 - 15:42
I thought the same thing as you also. My knowledge of RAID and HDDs comes from back in the 90s when I was building PCs, so I'm well and...
12/04/2021 - 15:38
No I don't have another machine unfortunately :( Bought this from centrecom if that helps at all.
12/04/2021 - 15:24
At this stage I'm going to assume so. It's a laptop so the only way to unplug it is to open up the chassis again which I'm going to leave...
12/04/2021 - 15:12
thanks for the task manager tip, I did try to upgrade the fw but I installed samsung magician and it couldn't pick up the drive, I looked...
12/04/2021 - 15:11
Thanks for the task manager tip, I did not know about this one. I can confirm now that there is ZERO activity on D: - still idling along at...
12/04/2021 - 15:09
I decided to install a 1TB Samsung Evo 970 Plus in the second SSD2 slot of my Dell XPS 15. Before this I would get around 6 hours run time...
12/04/2021 - 14:38
Reviews show poor seams and thread..
10/04/2021 - 12:11
In this sort of price range I'd probably recommend a proper 5.1 setup with separate L, R and Centre channels. Something like...
09/04/2021 - 09:43