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« on: March 12, 2020, 06:42:55 PM »
Got new laptop to replace my now-dying Desktop. Having recalled the advice from Freddy and Data about how nice SSD drives really are compared to the mechanical hard drive storage drives that were so popular in days gone by and are still in use by vast numbers of people who feel these existing hard drives offer a bigger bang (in storage capacity) than the newer SSD devices.

Well, my new laptop has a 1 TB SSD and honestly, it Screams! It is an extremely fast, silent drive that allows for amazingly quick boot up and load times for Windows and pretty much all my programs. No more whirring, thunking, tick-ticking or winding up or down noises at all. Just click and a second or two later, it's there.

Now that the SSD prices have come down so dramatically compared to a year or so ago, it's certainly worth a comparison to see if you (or rather your computer) could benefit from one.

Thanks to Freddy and Data for recommending them in the first place!!
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Re: SSD
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2020, 07:01:04 PM »
Yep, they are super speedy drives. O0 It's now easier to estimate boot speed in seconds rather than minutes. Big programs like excel load noticeably faster too, or cad/inventor. I hoped it might also improve graphics/rendering, but gpu/cpu prices are also improving. I think if you get a good desktop... what is it.. chassy? Then you can keep replacing the components as needed, and learn about computers in the process.

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Re: SSD
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2020, 02:39:40 AM »
It's an HP Intel i7 w/16 GB RAM and a 1TB SSD running Windows 10 - 64 bit.

Likely my last hurrah!

Learning? I built every computer I've owned from component parts ever since my first IBM Clone way back in the day when 640k was enough memory for anyone! The last couple and a laptop or two I didn't bother with. Work came first and it was far easier than deal with the unnecessary aggravation. As one gets older there is a law of diminishing return of convenience vs aggravation/agitation.
You will understand this concept one day, I hope. ;)   O0
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Re: SSD
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2020, 03:10:50 AM »
It's an HP Intel i7 w/16 GB RAM and a 1TB SSD running Windows 10 - 64 bit.

Spec wise that sounds a lot like the MacBook Pro laptop that I've had for the last six years, 1TB of SSD and 16GB of RAM. A few years ago I added a 4TB external SSD drive to it which is formatted for ZFS for ultimate reliability. I've also got a "slow" external 4TB hard drive for local backup, and various remote servers and systems in the cloud for added processing and redundancy.

Did you know that using ZFS it's trivial to front a hard drive with a solid state drive so you can get the best of both worlds? For example, on one of my servers I have a 10 terabyte hard drive using a 320GB solid state drive as a buffer. Huge and fast for comparatively low cost. You don't even have to use the whole solid state drive either, this one also serves as the boot drive.

I will be very interested to see how your laptop stands up to use. In the past I've used or seen used various brands of laptops. While many of them look good at first they often don't last long before they become too broken and unreliable. As a result, I'd put my faith in Apple and Lenovo products but not any of the other brands any more, though I don't have any direct experience with HP.

My current laptop has withstood an extraordinary workload 16 hours a day for six years so I'm thinking I should get another MacBook Pro this year. I need something that I can absolutely rely on and it would be good to get another one while I still have the option of using this one as a spare.

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Re: SSD
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2020, 12:37:40 PM »
My computers are just for personal use.

My "dying" computer is actually an "All-in-one" 27" desktop unit from Leonovo. with 8 GB RAM (4 initially but I voided the warranty and added another 4 - heavens!!), and a 1 TB drive. The unit has a beautiful touch screen (if needed) and has served me well for over 10 years! Yes, sports fans...10 years. If it ain't broke don't fix it! I do have a 1 TB and a 4 TB External drive for some backups and file storage.

The new laptop runs circles around it but I do miss my keyboard and my 27" screen. But, as they say, all good things must come to an end. And so it goes...
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Re: SSD
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2020, 07:16:52 PM »
Well, my new laptop has a 1 TB SSD and honestly, it Screams! It is an extremely fast, silent drive that allows for amazingly quick boot up and load times for Windows and pretty much all my programs. No more whirring, thunking, tick-ticking or winding up or down noises at all. Just click and a second or two later, it's there.

Now that the SSD prices have come down so dramatically compared to a year or so ago, it's certainly worth a comparison to see if you (or rather your computer) could benefit from one.

Thanks to Freddy and Data for recommending them in the first place!!
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Re: SSD
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2020, 07:00:31 AM »
Still getting to cloning my HDD to the new 4TB.

Do I just clone my pc HDD to the new one directly or do I need a 3 way with a laptop inbetween? I mean how can u copy clone your main HDD while it is saving logs from being the main one while operating at the moment?

Tell me if I'm wrong, I'll literally just plug in my new bare drive to my tower's forhead and clone the main drive unless told otherwise....
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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2020, 10:35:50 AM »
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Re: SSD
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2020, 01:32:36 PM »
r u trying 2 get me 2 do something....
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Re: SSD
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2020, 02:48:12 PM »
Or...you could just click on the link he provided.

You'd want an Image not just a backup.
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« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2020, 03:07:19 PM »
I want to Clone, not image or backup this time. But unsure if I can clone my main drive while I use it to do the cloning. . .
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Re: SSD
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2020, 12:24:33 AM »
An image is a clone. It creates a compressed clone that's easily re installable from a supplied boot disk. It will clone your boot drive whilst you are using it. You can also access the clones just like normal drives.

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