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#13561 NickSC07   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1171 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 July 2018 - 02:53 PM

Glad I fell asleep with 6month Game Pass in Amazon cart. Better deal this morning: 3 months for $9.99 via Xbox live. These stack right?

https://www.microsof...q7ttc0k6l8/0005


New customers only it seems.

#13562 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2370 Posts   Joined 3.4 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 18 July 2018 - 02:53 PM

For those of you with external hard drives, do you keep your Xbox One set to turn it off when the console is off? Or have it so that it stays on?

As mentioned earlier, it appears one of my drives is dead (a WD drive). And I’ve read some things that seem to indicate that having it go on and off is actually worse in the long run for it. I’ve ordered a replacement and just thinking about how best to set it up next time around.

For traditional HDDs (as in, not SSDs), my impression has always been that the internal platters which spin and the metal components expand and contract with heating and cooling in relation to being on/off and activity level. Over time, the expanding and contracting of the internal components can contribute to a shortened drive life span, especially if it's a frequent thing, but heat is going to be the main factor in damage. Of course, they're designed to anticipate this, and I have 10 year old HDDs in my PC that still work fine despite lots of on and off. But it does increase the risk of mechanical failure, but if its well-ventilated, it may not make a difference.

 

And of course, there's always just bad luck w/ getting a dud, and certain models will have higher failure rates.

 

This article is a good read on the subject:

 

https://www.howtogee...our-hard-drive/

 
Letting hard drives run constantly vs. powering them down: There is no definitive research showing that hard drives which are powered off and on (whether it be sleep mode, turning the computer off, etc), suffer more damage than those running constantly. That said, theoretically it would seem that a hard drive being required to constantly spin up and down would not last as long as one constantly running. The reason we suggest this? Hard drives consume the most power when turning on, and damage most commonly occurs when powering up.
 
Still, if you don’t use your computer that often, you should use some form of sleep/hibernation to save electricity and reduce the hours your hard drive spends spinning. On the other hand, someone who uses their computer sporadically may want to set a higher amount of time before their system goes to sleep, otherwise they may be requiring their hard disks to unnecessarily power on and off frequently.

 



#13563 Renzler   Dude CAGiversary!   1595 Posts   Joined 1.0 Years Ago  

Posted 18 July 2018 - 03:01 PM

Glad I fell asleep with 6month Game Pass in Amazon cart. Better deal this morning: 3 months for $9.99 via Xbox live. These stack right?

https://www.microsof...q7ttc0k6l8/0005


New customers only it seems.


Awesome. I am new customer. Can I pay for this with Xbox currency I can buy from Gamestop? Trying to stack promotions.

#13564 FlawlessImage  

FlawlessImage

Posted 18 July 2018 - 03:11 PM

I’m not a new customer and it works for me you just can’t have a current sub I think, mine expired yesterday.

#13565 jimbo8574   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   7901 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 18 July 2018 - 03:20 PM

I believe my external HD is always on my XBox Slim.  No idea on my PS4.  Lately I haven't been gaming much so I totally shutdown my PS4.  Too many power outages in the summer here.

 

Drives are pretty cheap.  If one craps out I will just buy a larger drive to replace and not worry about it.  

 

I got a couple years out of the 2TB on my PS4.  It was internal on at least two different PS4s and the last year or so external.  

 

The 2TB on my XBox One is maybe almost 2 years old as well.  Got it got like $60 close out at Walmart. 



#13566 MOStateSuperman   I eat birds and planes for breakfast. CAGiversary!   413 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

MOStateSuperman

Posted 18 July 2018 - 03:33 PM

For those of you with external hard drives, do you keep your Xbox One set to turn it off when the console is off? Or have it so that it stays on?

As mentioned earlier, it appears one of my drives is dead (a WD drive). And I’ve read some things that seem to indicate that having it go on and off is actually worse in the long run for it. I’ve ordered a replacement and just thinking about how best to set it up next time around.

My drives (I have two WD passports attached) will go into a "sleep" mode when the console is off - the blinking switches from a quicker blink to a slower one, as they are designed to do when a computer goes to sleep. I'm not sure if that is an exclusive function of the passport drives (surely not, right?), but I have two different gens hooked up and the both do the same thing. I believe I have mine set to stay on, but I will have to double check that. 



#13567 flybrione   Guitar Solo CAGiversary!   3389 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 18 July 2018 - 03:34 PM

Glad I fell asleep with 6month Game Pass in Amazon cart. Better deal this morning: 3 months for $9.99 via Xbox live. These stack right?

https://www.microsof...q7ttc0k6l8/0005

This is great. Thank you very much. I am currently on a free month trial of gamepass and I am enjoying using it. I will purchase the extra three months for $9.99. Bomber Crew we have more missions to accomplish.

 

Edit:

Well crap I can't get it to work since I have a free month trial subscription.
They should offer these deals to everyone.

My free month sub expires in 9 days and the offer is good for 14 days so hopefully I can sign up for three months after my sub expires.



#13568 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5711 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 July 2018 - 03:45 PM

Forza Championship series 2 starts today. It'll be shown here at 3 and 9 p.m. eastern. They usually give a couple cars and suits away if you watch. Happy kick-ass sale day to everyone. 

I had just checked the site yesterday and the schedule was still set for the streams last month.



#13569 braiiins   Braiiins CAGiversary!   948 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 July 2018 - 03:55 PM

Overall I think it'd just hurt your experience of the previous (and better) games. Skip it for now and maybe check it out if you jump in on a future $1 GamePass, after you've at least tried to play the MCC games.

Thanks! I guess I'll check out the multiplayer since I've received a bunch of promos and occasionally just go to the website to early a daily log in and have like 50 req packs. I'll try to take MCC out of the backlog soon. I have 2 months of game pass, so I could potentially run through those games (and maybe ODST and Reach?) unless there's too many games I want to play on gamepass before it expires.



#13570 Colddecembersnow   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   667 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Colddecembersnow

Posted 18 July 2018 - 04:21 PM

I believe the summer sale will start in 3 hours because its saying on the gamepass "buy to own" thing on sea of thieves and state of decay 2 that the current price is only 3 more hours :D

Yep Mr. Late to the inevitable dissappointment party.

#13571 CodeTrader   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4263 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 18 July 2018 - 04:29 PM

Redbox free game rental http://www.redbox.com/julygamesweek


#13572 gogomo  

Posted 18 July 2018 - 04:34 PM

Glad I fell asleep with 6month Game Pass in Amazon cart. Better deal this morning: 3 months for $9.99 via Xbox live. These stack right?

https://www.microsof...q7ttc0k6l8/0005

You can't stack unfortunately.  This is only for people who do not have an active GP sub.  When you buy the first sub, it adds 3 months to your GP subscription, which makes you an active GP member.  So you can't buy another 3 months.  Only the first 3 months will get the discount.



#13573 DGenerateKane   Former Kanenite CAGiversary!   619 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

DGenerateKane

Posted 18 July 2018 - 04:56 PM

I know I'm super late, but wanted to chime in with an unpopular opinion: I feel like fans have pretty much ruined wrestling, at least in the US. Too many smart fans who have an agenda and simply want to do the opposite of whatever the promotion wants to be edgy. Face and heel don't mean anything anymore. I think wrestling works better when the fans play along instead of shitting on everything.

Also, too many fans who claim to have hated everything since ____ but still stick around. Only Star Wars approaches wrestling when it comes to having a fandom that actively hates just about everything that happens.

I may as well chime is as a former fan. Haven't seen a match since 2006 I believe. Vince McMahon ruined it for me, him and the writers. Besides his own awfulness in front of the camera, the storylines they came up with were just plain fucking stupid. I watched wrestling mostly for the actual wrestling, not the crappy storylines they shoved down my throat. The whole Katie Vic storyline between Kane and HHH was pretty much the last straw for me. After they unmasked Kane and rewrote his backstory I stopped watching the TV shows, and only got the PPV's on DVD months after the fact through 2006 before I just didn't care anymore.

 

Microsoft CS has always been good in general..but I got a chap rep who was down right flirty tonight?  Does that usually happen?  I was like, just, wow...real flirty there. 

That doesn't sound like MS support to me. Are you sure you called the right number? Everyone I've ever talked to were either incompetent idiots that wouldn't know how to flirt or just outright liars. Oh....you must have been talking to one of the latter ones. Sorry.

 

For those of you with external hard drives, do you keep your Xbox One set to turn it off when the console is off? Or have it so that it stays on?

As mentioned earlier, it appears one of my drives is dead (a WD drive). And I’ve read some things that seem to indicate that having it go on and off is actually worse in the long run for it. I’ve ordered a replacement and just thinking about how best to set it up next time around.

My externally powered drives are set to turn off. No reason to have them on since due to the crappy bandwidth cap I have I disabled automatic updates for games. Pain in the ass transferring over the network (FIX THE INTERFACE MICROSOFT!!!). I have seen them stay on though on occasion.

 

I’m not a new customer and it works for me you just can’t have a current sub I think, mine expired yesterday.

Microsoft doesn't use the right terminology, at least in regards to Game Pass. All their "new customer" offers are really offers for inactive subscribers. I've taken advantage of the $1 month deals multiple times, and can take advantage of this one too since my sub is expired once again.



#13574 hostyl1   Rejoice commoners! CAGiversary!   2952 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 July 2018 - 05:03 PM

You can't stack unfortunately.  This is only for people who do not have an active GP sub.  When you buy the first sub, it adds 3 months to your GP subscription, which makes you an active GP member.  So you can't buy another 3 months.  Only the first 3 months will get the discount.

What happens with the "buy as a gift" option?



#13575 braiiins   Braiiins CAGiversary!   948 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 July 2018 - 05:06 PM

14 day live trial for anyone trying to get an extra 10% off the sale prices:

Spoiler


#13576 Renzler   Dude CAGiversary!   1595 Posts   Joined 1.0 Years Ago  

Posted 18 July 2018 - 05:11 PM

You can't stack unfortunately. This is only for people who do not have an active GP sub. When you buy the first sub, it adds 3 months to your GP subscription, which makes you an active GP member. So you can't buy another 3 months. Only the first 3 months will get the discount.


So I can't get the 14 day free trial and stack this on top? Sad..

#13577 inkcil   Banception...Baseball Ban in a Best Buy CAGiversary!   1204 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 July 2018 - 05:21 PM

Do we have an idea of what will be on sale or do we have to wait for Midnight? 



#13578 Mjkjets   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   143 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 July 2018 - 05:26 PM

Storeparser is already showing some new sales.

 

 

edit: Just GTA 5



#13579 TheOldGuy  

Posted 18 July 2018 - 05:42 PM

For those of you with external hard drives, do you keep your Xbox One set to turn it off when the console is off? Or have it so that it stays on?

As mentioned earlier, it appears one of my drives is dead (a WD drive). And I’ve read some things that seem to indicate that having it go on and off is actually worse in the long run for it. I’ve ordered a replacement and just thinking about how best to set it up next time around.


I have a WD external drive I leave on all the time. The blinking light is a little annoying when my TV and other electronic crap are turned off, but otherwise I haven't had any problems.

#13580 David Hibiki   You must be tired... CAGiversary!   11532 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

David Hibiki

Posted 18 July 2018 - 05:51 PM

Does anyone know how long you can stack years of Live right now? I'm at 2 years and 3 months, a year would put me over 3 years. I think $40 directly from MS themselves is pretty damn good.



#13581 inkcil   Banception...Baseball Ban in a Best Buy CAGiversary!   1204 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 July 2018 - 06:09 PM

Happened to me once with a CS lady for my cellphone provider. How blatant was the flirting?

It was moderate...but totally not neccessary.  She was calling me "sweetie" and "winking" and sharing moderately personal information about herself.  I was like, oooookay.  How does she know I'm not crazy, or vice versa.  I wasn't offended or anything like that, just surprised.  If I was 15 years old I probably would have asked for her digits lol.  Man, the internet has opened up a whole new dimension for the youngstas.  I couldn't imagine coming up today with all these options and information (I'm over 40).   There was no internet when I graduated high school.  At least none available to me.  I still remember payphones lol. 



#13582 Masters_93  

Masters_93

Posted 18 July 2018 - 06:14 PM

Does anyone know how long you can stack years of Live right now? I'm at 2 years and 3 months, a year would put me over 3 years. I think $40 directly from MS themselves is pretty damn good.

36 months I believe



#13583 David Hibiki   You must be tired... CAGiversary!   11532 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

David Hibiki

Posted 18 July 2018 - 06:16 PM

36 months I believe

Crap! Oh well. Hope MS does $40 next year to.



#13584 Barry Burton   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1657 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Barry Burton

Posted 18 July 2018 - 06:22 PM

I may as well chime is as a former fan. Haven't seen a match since 2006 I believe. Vince McMahon ruined it for me, him and the writers. Besides his own awfulness in front of the camera, the storylines they came up with were just plain fucking stupid. I watched wrestling mostly for the actual wrestling, not the crappy storylines they shoved down my throat. The whole Katie Vic storyline between Kane and HHH was pretty much the last straw for me. After they unmasked Kane and rewrote his backstory I stopped watching the TV shows, and only got the PPV's on DVD months after the fact through 2006 before I just didn't care anymore.

 

i actually preferred it for the story lines and loved vince until he bought WCW, but the katie vick fiasco was the final straw for me too

 

that was beyond disgusting and embarrassing



#13585 pittsnoggle   Lord CAGiversary!   4347 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

pittsnoggle

Posted 18 July 2018 - 06:33 PM

so the ultimate sale is going to be on over 700 games, assuming they are counting different versions of a game as different games, this is still gonna be a ridiculous sized list to try to sort though



#13586 David Hibiki   You must be tired... CAGiversary!   11532 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

David Hibiki

Posted 18 July 2018 - 06:33 PM

Is that GTAV price serious? It was just $19 at Gamestop (digitally) of all places.

 

I can smell disappointment already. I hope I'm wrong.



#13587 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9234 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 July 2018 - 06:40 PM

Thanks for all the feedback on the hard drive always on question. Think I will try keeping it on this time around.

#13588 Previously someTooL  

Previously someTooL

Posted 18 July 2018 - 06:43 PM

Well strikeout on Forza 7...still $30. Should’ve hit $25 this time, but no, three times at $30. One more sale and it’ll be there (wishful thinking).

Still hope for a $20 Battlefront II

#13589 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1832 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 18 July 2018 - 06:44 PM

Is that GTAV price serious? It was just $19 at Gamestop (digitally) of all places.

 

I can smell disappointment already. I hope I'm wrong.

Yeah saw that GTA price and started to get my sail ready



#13590 bsc11  

Posted 18 July 2018 - 06:54 PM

What time is the sale starting?