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Dave the Necrobumper

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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #7200 on: August 08, 2019, 04:25:30 PM »
Smirnoff, a SSD is a solid state drive. No spinning disk in other words.

Martin, I just got a Mac Mini this year and been very happy with it. I have a 4k monitor attached. When you are thinking about what extras to get, consider leaving the base SSD size and getting external USB-C SSD drive(s). It will be cheaper and not noticeably different speed wise.

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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #7201 on: August 08, 2019, 05:12:30 PM »
Oh yes, I ordered a USB-C drive already. Went with a 1 TB... I doubt I'll need more than that for a long time (I've come nowhere near close to filling up the 512gb on the laptop). Even though 2 TB was only like $20 more, I figure I can easily get a bigger one later if I need to.
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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #7202 on: August 08, 2019, 08:09:17 PM »
Smirnoff, a SSD is a solid state drive. No spinning disk in other words.

Right I get that... but presumably an SSD can also conk out, albeit in a different way. They have an estimated number of read/write cycles they are expected to live for is my understanding, but i imagine sometimes they can fall short of it. Like LEDs and their supposed 25,000hours. :)

Among my friends, those who've had Dell laptops have always been disppointed by some component failing after only a short while. Batteries especially. Cheap power cords too.

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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #7203 on: August 08, 2019, 09:06:34 PM »
My Macbook SSD drive died back in 2013...full loss. It is no substitute for redundancy.

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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #7204 on: August 09, 2019, 02:33:39 AM »
Oh yes, I ordered a USB-C drive already. Went with a 1 TB... I doubt I'll need more than that for a long time (I've come nowhere near close to filling up the 512gb on the laptop). Even though 2 TB was only like $20 more, I figure I can easily get a bigger one later if I need to.

You might want to partition it up and use one of the partitions for the Time Machine backups, Although a larger backup drive is better as you will get more history.

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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #7205 on: August 09, 2019, 11:47:22 PM »
Hey y'all! I'm wondering how many of my old friends are still around. I'm getting back into movies and I'd love to get back into the forum!
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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #7206 on: August 10, 2019, 12:47:57 AM »
Be happy to have you back.

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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #7207 on: August 10, 2019, 09:39:31 AM »
Welcome back!
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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #7208 on: August 10, 2019, 06:49:11 PM »
welcome back StarCarly

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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #7209 on: August 10, 2019, 10:02:28 PM »
Where've you been? Glad you're back! :)