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#1 OldBuzzard OFFLINE  

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Posted February 15, 2015 - 02:18 PM

I hate computers!

 

One of the HDDs in my PC is about to give up the ghost.

 

Fortunately it's the one with the operating systems on it, so I don't think I'll be losing and data.

 

It's an old Seagate1TB that has been running pretty much 24/7 for the last 5-6 years, so I guess I did get my $$ worth out of it.

 

Just ordered a Mushkin 1TB SSD from Newegg, so I'll be entering the 21st century :D :D :D

 

I'm on the laptop that I use in the HMS Rainmaker, so I can at least still keep in touch on the net.


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Posted February 15, 2015 - 02:23 PM

SSD drives are awesome and about the only way to go anymore. At least if you are upgrading or doing a new pc.


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Posted February 15, 2015 - 02:37 PM

What??  Thought this was gonna be about a Wisconsin engine in a Bolens! Ha!  Have no idea WHAT you are talking about, but hope you can get it right! 



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Posted February 15, 2015 - 02:55 PM

SSD drives are awesome and about the only way to go anymore. At least if you are upgrading or doing a new pc.

 

Yeah, but they danged sure aren't cheap :mad2:

 

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820226596

 

I've paid less for tractors that what this thing is costing, and it's the cheapest 1TB SSD on Newegg



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Posted February 15, 2015 - 03:17 PM

All "greek" to me!



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Posted February 15, 2015 - 04:50 PM

Craps....more than I gave for my last computer package!



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Posted February 15, 2015 - 05:30 PM

MTBF stands for mean time between failures, so the 1,500,00 hours means this thing should last 171 years?????????



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Posted February 15, 2015 - 05:55 PM

I've never made a clone of my hard drive on my PC, so your thread here pushed me to order a new hard drive from Newegg....but not an SSD as I can't afford.  But I got a 1T SATA WD for just $49.99 to my door.  I should have already had this done.


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Posted February 15, 2015 - 10:07 PM

Smart move Dan'l.

 

I really need to do something with my data HDD too as it's roughly the same age as the OS HDD.

 

I may just get two 1TB HDDs and do a Raid 1 setup on them. 

 

RAID 1 consists of an exact copy (or mirror) of a set of data on two or more disks; a classic RAID 1 mirrored pair contains two disks. This layout is useful when read performance or reliability is more important than the resulting data storage capacity; such an array can only be as big as the smallest member disk.

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Posted February 16, 2015 - 12:07 PM

I think I'll wait until the price of the SSD's come down.  You can by a new computer for that!  If the computer is as old as the HDD that is failing then you may not see the performance boost you are expecting out of the SSD.  I need to rethink how I have things setup, especially on the wife's computer, with all this ransomware going around.



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Posted February 16, 2015 - 03:53 PM

My system is getting a bit long in the tooth, but it was a high end gaming system when I built it.

 

3.2 Ghz AMD 6-core Processor,16GB RAM, water cooled heat sink for the processor, and a 400.00, at the time, video card.


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Posted February 16, 2015 - 07:23 PM

Still not bad specs for today.






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