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Google Drive Upload Tool v1.10 released!

Google Drive Upload Tool v1.10 released!

Hi everyone, In the past few days, I released Google Drive Upload Tool v1.10: This new version adds the ability to verify a file checksum without having to save the checksum file and without the need for a third party tool. You can now select a file in the file explorer, right click it, and select the new Verify Checksum option. You’ll then need to browse for the original file in your PC and the software will verify it for…

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Shucking the Western Digital WD Elements 10TB External Hard Disk Drive

Shucking the Western Digital WD Elements 10TB External Hard Disk Drive

Hi everyone, Today, I’ll show you the process of shucking the WD Elements 10TB External Hard Drive that I got the last 2 weeks. We need to use a sharp object and slide it toward the edges to take off the clips from the case. Then, we’ll slide it to the right carefully: We’ll keep sliding it right until it gets out: The drive inside my WD Elements is a WD100EMAZ: Now, we need to take out the Hard Disk…

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The Western Digital 10TB WD Elements External Hard Drive

The Western Digital 10TB WD Elements External Hard Drive

Hi everyone, Last week, I got a new Western Digital 10TB Essentials External Drive, which was on sale at $160 on Amazon: The reason for getting this drive is that in today’s world, digital content is growing by a lot, and files are taking more space than ever. Video resolutions are growing and so are the quality of music, which takes a lot of space. Recent development on newer audio and video codecs may keep the audio file size small,…

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PAQCompress v0.3.8 released!

PAQCompress v0.3.8 released!

Hi everyone, Today, I updated PAQCompress and released version 0.3.8: This new release adds support for the newly released paq8pxv v8 You can download this new release here: https://github.com/moisesmcardona/PAQCompress/releases/v0.3.8 Enjoy!

PAQCompress v0.3.6 released!

PAQCompress v0.3.6 released!

Hi everyone, Today, I have released PAQCompressv0.3.6: This release adds PAQ8PXv v5. The previous release added PAQ8PX v4 and PAQ8P_PC. You can download this new version at the project’s GitHub page here: https://github.com/moisesmcardona/PAQCompress/releases/tag/v0.3.6 Enjoy!

PAQCompress v0.3 and cmix_gui v1.6 released!

PAQCompress v0.3 and cmix_gui v1.6 released!

Hi everyone, Today, I have released PAQCompress v0.3: This release allows you to drag and drop a file into the software executable and it will pre-fill the input and output textboxes, saving you time from browsing for an input and output location. You can download this release at GitHub here: https://github.com/moisesmcardona/PAQCompress/releases/tag/v0.3 I’ve also released CMIX GUI v1.6: This release adds cmix_v16f and improves the software logging. As with PAQCompress, you can also now drag and drop a file into the…

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Introducing the new, better PAQCompress GUI

Introducing the new, better PAQCompress GUI

Hi everyone, I started this year being productive and have coded for the past couple of days, hence my absence of posts in this site. I’ve worked on updated a graphical user interface I wrote several years ago for the PAQ Compression software. At the time, I had limited skills writing code, and my GUIs were not that great. Hence, I took that software and rewrote it from scratch to provide a better user experience. I also updated the software…

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Using the Hidizs AP80 as a Micro SD reader

Using the Hidizs AP80 as a Micro SD reader

Hi everyone, It comes a time when I have to update my Windows devices manually because sometimes, on my Intel Atom machines, Windows Update fails to install a Windows Insider build. I know I’m not the only one who have had this happened. One thing one can do to solve this is to go ahead and download a Windows Insider ISO and then create a bootable micro SD card, with tools like Rufus. Now, the bootable part is not important,…

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A Failed Seagate 5TB Hard Disk Drive

A Failed Seagate 5TB Hard Disk Drive

Hi everyone, Today, I’m sharing a picture of a failed Seagate 5TB Hard Disk Drive. This model is ST5000DM000. This is how it looks internally: The drive failed prematurely. It looks good. The heads are parked correctly, and it spins up. The problem seems to be in the firmware are of the disk, as it seems to seek but after that, it does a 5 soft clicks before the SATA to USB adapter begins to blink. This HDD was taken…

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