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Re: New Purchases 2019
« Reply #90 on: April 22, 2019, 04:25:57 pm »
I wondered if I should use the word 'fishing'. 'Hunting' would have been more accurate, at this point.

There's a big difference between 'hunters' and a 'fishermen'.

I started off by 'fishing' for suitable RAM. I didn't care who made it, nor the price. When I decided on buying Dell/SK Hynix RAM, it turned into 'hunting' for the price I was willing to pay.

Right now, I have 8GB of used Dell (2x2) & HP (2x2) SK Hynix RAM in my 3 second booter, and it works fine, but I don't like mixing RAM modules. It's an OCD thing.  ;D
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Re: New Purchases 2019
« Reply #91 on: April 22, 2019, 05:40:43 pm »
Well I'm sure you could work in a 'blind Chinese cowboy riding a three legged greased melon' metaphor if you really wanted to, but....

Fishing will do :)
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Re: New Purchases 2019
« Reply #92 on: April 24, 2019, 08:40:30 pm »
I swapped out the SSD from my EeePC, attached it to my project mobo, and installed P9R2 - 10 sec boot OOTB.

Well, I couldn't take it any more. The slowness of the OEM Sammy HD321KJ in my Asus Eee PC 1000HD is killing me.

Can't say that the Eee PC ever flew on a Sammy 860 Evo, but it was livable. After I reinstalled the OEM spinner ... OMG

I've been watching this 'oldy but goody ' SSD, since it hit the market @ $85.00 USD (2017).

BTW, here's an interesting Price Tracking Tool: CamelCamelCamel

Newegg has a 72-hour sale going on, right now, and they hit my price-point...





I love the oldskool chipset in this SSD. Looks like a marriage made in heaven. We'll see...


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Correction: I *thought* the HDD that I listed above was bigger and faster than the OEM drive that came with this Asus Eee PC 1000HD. Sure enough...

Old Thread: https://peppermintos.net/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=6078

The Eee PC OEM drive was a Seagate ST9160310AS 160GB 5400RPM HDD. Can you imagine?

Must be the OEM HDD out of my Toshiba Satellite A215-S4807  :P
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Re: New Purchases 2019
« Reply #93 on: April 25, 2019, 03:25:22 am »
BTW, in case you might think I'm crazy for buying this obscure SSD...

There's a method to my madness   :-\

I know I could buy a Sammy EVO, or Crucial MX500 SSD, for a few bucks more. But, the next time I'm building a new rig, I know I'll be thinking about that drive, lingering inside my lowly netbook, 'gathering dust.'

I'll end up swapping it out, again, and be in the same dilemma, a few weeks or months down the road.

I'll be less likely to rob this SSD from the Asus, unless it magically turns out to be a stellar performer - which I highly doubt.

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Re: New Purchases 2019
« Reply #94 on: April 25, 2019, 06:37:12 am »
Performance wise I've come to the conclusion (with a few exception) SSD's are much of a muchness .. they pretty much all now exceed the performance of SATA III so themselves aren't the bottleneck.

It's all about longevity (chip quality, and firmware) and warranty now.
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Re: New Purchases 2019
« Reply #95 on: April 25, 2019, 02:55:37 pm »
It's all about longevity (chip quality, and firmware) and warranty now.

Egg ZacTLy

And, the all-important controller  ;)

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Re: New Purchases 2019
« Reply #96 on: April 25, 2019, 03:10:41 pm »
LOL .. I'd swear I've seen that before somewhere :-\
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Re: New Purchases 2019
« Reply #97 on: April 25, 2019, 03:26:07 pm »
wha  :-\

Oh, wait, I see him.

How'd he get in there?





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Re: New Purchases 2019
« Reply #98 on: April 29, 2019, 07:56:22 pm »
The 'Munchkin' Reactor 250GB arrived today. Had to show you the packaging. It's a hoot...  ;D


It came wrapped in a heavy plastic blister pack, like a pocket radio or digital recorder:





It's always reassuring to know I just bought the best SSD I'll ever own and, of course, that I'm awesome!





To seal the deal, they included a snazzy case badge. It'll fit right in perfectly with the OEM badges on my Eee PC:




Don't know what I'm going to do with all the room. I normally buy 60GB drives for machines like this :-\


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Re: New Purchases 2019
« Reply #99 on: April 30, 2019, 03:44:29 am »
Overprovisioning and empty space, the drive will love you for it. Wear levelling can only operate where there's space so nothing hurts an SSD like being full.
(always get a larger SSD than you think you'll ever fill)

The price of 240GB SSD's makes smaller ones a bad idea these days.

But then you already know this :)

[EDIT]

I do like that <M sticker .. maybe we need a <P one :)
(or maybe M$<PM)
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Re: New Purchases 2019
« Reply #100 on: May 02, 2019, 10:28:12 am »


Looks like I am awesome too   :D :D
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Re: New Purchases 2019
« Reply #101 on: May 02, 2019, 10:41:23 am »
Okay this is $%^&ed up, I wanna be awesome too .. on second thoughts I'm not the Miz.
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Re: New Purchases 2019
« Reply #102 on: May 02, 2019, 11:50:28 am »
Maybe I should order one, ...it would make me twice awesome  ;)

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Re: New Purchases 2019
« Reply #103 on: May 28, 2019, 07:03:16 am »
I'm too damn scared to go to the XPS pages, my will power gets ever so close to breaking down.

0.o  :o

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Dell's redesigned XPS 13 2-in-1 gets an Intel "Ice Lake" 10th gen Core i7-1065, Iris graphics, a 500 nit 4K+ panel, and newfangled memory[...]

Dell said the new XPS 13 2-in-1 will start at $999 (we’d guess with the FHD+ panel, 4GB of RAM and 128GB SSD) and didn’t specify when it would be available other than: Coming soon.


Hands-on: Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1 gets thinner and 2.5x faster with Intel's 10th Core i7

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Re: New Purchases 2019
« Reply #104 on: May 28, 2019, 07:39:48 am »
I don't want a 13" laptop .. are they doing anything similar with the XPS-15 ?

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I'd be surprised if they don't 'up' the XPS-15 to the same (or better) CPU, and a GTX 1650 (I'd be surprised if they don't offer an RTX 2060 model too at some point)
https://www.notebookcheck.net/Dell-XPS-15-No-GeForce-GTX-1660-Ti-model-but-a-GTX-1650-version-is-coming.419703.0.html

And it looks like the XPS-17 might be making a comeback
https://www.notebookcheck.net/Leaked-Dell-roadmap-shows-concept-plans-for-XPS-15-7500-XPS-17-7700-and-the-mysterious-Dell-XPS-Dual-Screen-Maximus.419782.0.html

It just seems inconceivable to me that they'd make the 13" higher spec than the 15" :-\
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