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10 stupid things 'experts' try to tell you about Microsoft

  1. #61


    USA, Idaho
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    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Thanks to you all for my daily lesson; learned a great deal on SSDs.

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  2. #62


    Posts : 58
    windows 8.1


    But we did forget one thing that might to some be important, SSD 's tend not to give a warning when they are going. They just fail. In that category, SSD's are not as polite as HDD's. HDD's tend to give warnings that yes I am failing.

    For me? I would rather have the space than speed. I even disabled my fast boot. Which reminds me, there are those that yelled about no start button, but why no hollering over F8? (I know off topic!)

    Now RAM and virtual...so far I have not had any issues, but I run Linux which is nicer on resources. But I did say whatever Microsoft suggests, double it...and now I believe that the old rule of thumb is too low.
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  3. #63


    Adelaide
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by ainteinstein View Post
    For me? I would rather have the space than speed. I even disabled my fast boot.
    Agreed.

    I can't justify spending $X on an SSD when I can get 20x the amount of HDD storage for the same price.

    Quote Originally Posted by ainteinstein View Post
    Which reminds me, there are those that yelled about no start button, but why no hollering over F8? (I know off topic!)
    Perhaps most people have never needed to use "F8".
    People start "screaming" when they need to use it and they discover that it doesn't work.

    It was another "brilliant improvement" to ensure that "F8" is only accessible when your PC is working correctly (i.e. when you don't need it).
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  4. #64


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    I agree as well. SSD is not really (at this time) meant for storage space.
    Just for the OS/Software side of things. It is definitely worth it there.
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  5. #65


    Quote Originally Posted by ainteinstein View Post
    But we did forget one thing that might to some be important, SSD 's tend not to give a warning when they are going. They just fail. In that category, SSD's are not as polite as HDD's. HDD's tend to give warnings that yes I am failing.

    For me? I would rather have the space than speed. I even disabled my fast boot. Which reminds me, there are those that yelled about no start button, but why no hollering over F8? (I know off topic!)

    Now RAM and virtual...so far I have not had any issues, but I run Linux which is nicer on resources. But I did say whatever Microsoft suggests, double it...and now I believe that the old rule of thumb is too low.
    Usually an SSD would give signs too, but it's been the controllers which have died in the past.

    People's needs are different. On a desktop, where I can have both I run an SSD and a hdd. All problems solved. For things like laptops, I get biggest SSD I can afford and then add external drive for storage if necessary.
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