• New Toy!

    From HusTler@VERT/HAVENS to All on Thu Dec 10 07:56:28 2020
    So I'm pretty much done setting up my brand new Lenevo Ideapad. It has an AMD A9 processor 3gz. It boots in 15 sec from the 120G SSD. I didn't know a laptop could boot that fast. 16 seconds from power on. I want to thank everyone that recommended Lenevo. It really is built to last. I don't need help with it right now. I just to post my joy :-)

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to HusTler on Thu Dec 10 11:41:15 2020
    Re: New Toy!
    By: HusTler to All on Thu Dec 10 2020 07:56 am

    So I'm pretty much done setting up my brand new Lenevo Ideapad. It has an A A9 processor 3gz. It boots in 15 sec from the 120G SSD. I didn't know a lapt could boot that fast. 16 seconds from power on. I want to thank everyone tha recommended Lenevo. It really is built to last. I don't need help with it ri now. I just to post my joy :-)

    |13 HusTler

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    Glad you like it. How much did it cost to you?
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  • From HusTler@VERT/HAVENS to Arelor on Fri Dec 11 08:33:51 2020
    Re: New Toy!
    By: Arelor to HusTler on Thu Dec 10 2020 11:41 am

    So I'm pretty much done setting up my brand new Lenevo Ideapad. It has
    an A A9 processor 3gz. It boots in 15 sec from the 120G SSD. I didn't

    Glad you like it. How much did it cost to you?

    $290 plus tax $310. I'm confident it will last 10 years or when I kick the bucket. Which ever comes first. That is if I don't spill my morning cup of coffee all over it like I did with my last new laptop. ;-)

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to HusTler on Fri Dec 11 16:01:31 2020
    Re: New Toy!
    By: HusTler to Arelor on Fri Dec 11 2020 08:33 am

    Re: New Toy!
    By: Arelor to HusTler on Thu Dec 10 2020 11:41 am

    So I'm pretty much done setting up my brand new Lenevo Ideapad. It has an A A9 processor 3gz. It boots in 15 sec from the 120G SSD. I didn't

    Glad you like it. How much did it cost to you?

    $290 plus tax $310. I'm confident it will last 10 years or when I kick the bucket. Which ever comes first. That is if I don't spill my morning cup of coffee all over it like I did with my last new laptop. ;-)

    ... Remind me never to put off until tomorrow the things I've already put of


    That sounds like a good deal.

    I am not a great fan of SSD but I can see the advantages for a portable unit.

    BTW it is depressing to note how low your tax on purchases is when compared to ours. I'd be putting 351 dollar for the same computer on the tax difference :-( --
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to HusTler on Fri Dec 11 21:10:55 2020
    Re: New Toy!
    By: HusTler to All on Thu Dec 10 2020 07:56 am

    So I'm pretty much done setting up my brand new Lenevo Ideapad. It has an AMD A9 processor 3gz. It boots in 15 sec from the 120G SSD. I didn't know a laptop could boot that fast. 16 seconds from power on. I want to thank everyone that recommended Lenevo. It really is built to last. I don't need help with it right now. I just to post my joy :-)


    i got an SSD but i havent been using it much. i havent even migrated over yet. i installed some games on it and didnt really notice much of a difference.
    just wow played better because it's poorly designed.
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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to HusTler on Sat Dec 12 07:23:00 2020
    HusTler wrote to All <=-

    So I'm pretty much done setting up my brand new Lenevo Ideapad. It has
    an AMD A9 processor 3gz. It boots in 15 sec from the 120G SSD. I didn't know a laptop could boot that fast. 16 seconds from power on. I want to thank everyone that recommended Lenevo. It really is built to last. I don't need help with it right now. I just to post my joy :-)

    I miss the old days. From 2008 to 2012 or so, my company had Dell
    dual-core laptops with spinning drives. I'd boot the computer up, log
    in, then go get my first cup of coffee, chat in the break room with
    friends, then come back to a completely booted computer.

    The Dell E420s came with a 4200 rpm 1.8" drive - those were especially
    sluggish in booting up.

    There's no time for such frivolity now. Press Power. Zang! Logged in -
    get to work, Flintstone!



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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Arelor on Sat Dec 12 07:24:00 2020
    Arelor wrote to HusTler <=-

    I am not a great fan of SSD but I can see the advantages for a portable unit.

    For a desktop, I'd rather get 2 huge drives and mirror them for the
    price of an SSD. Although mirroring two SSDs wouldn't be bad...



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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to poindexter FORTRAN on Sat Dec 12 10:15:26 2020
    Re: Re: New Toy!
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Arelor on Sat Dec 12 2020 07:24 am

    For a desktop, I'd rather get 2 huge drives and mirror them for the
    price of an SSD. Although mirroring two SSDs wouldn't be bad...

    Hard drive prices seem fairly cheap these days. You can get an 8TB drive (and maybe a 10TB drive) for around $200 or a little less. Even a 7200rpm drive.

    Nightfox

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to poindexter FORTRAN on Sat Dec 12 13:18:46 2020
    Re: Re: New Toy!
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Arelor on Sat Dec 12 2020 07:24 am


    Arelor wrote to HusTler <=-

    I am not a great fan of SSD but I can see the advantages for a
    portable unit.

    For a desktop, I'd rather get 2 huge drives and mirror them for the
    price of an SSD. Although mirroring two SSDs wouldn't be bad...



    have you SEEN the price of ssds? they are super cheap now
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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to poindexter FORTRAN on Sat Dec 12 13:30:36 2020
    Re: Re: New Toy!
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Arelor on Sat Dec 12 2020 07:24 am

    Arelor wrote to HusTler <=-

    I am not a great fan of SSD but I can see the advantages for a portable unit.

    For a desktop, I'd rather get 2 huge drives and mirror them for the
    price of an SSD. Although mirroring two SSDs wouldn't be bad...



    ... The exception also declares the rule

    Hey, you can always use an SSD for cache or for journaling, and a regular HDD for storage, like the real pros.
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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to MRO on Sat Dec 12 16:20:50 2020
    Re: Re: New Toy!
    By: MRO to poindexter FORTRAN on Sat Dec 12 2020 01:18 pm

    have you SEEN the price of ssds? they are super cheap now

    $200 ain't bad for a 2TB SSD, but you can get a 2TB SATA drive for a quarter of that.

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Arelor on Sat Dec 12 16:24:09 2020
    Re: Re: New Toy!
    By: Arelor to poindexter FORTRAN on Sat Dec 12 2020 01:30 pm

    Hey, you can always use an SSD for cache or for journaling, and a regular HDD for storage, like the real pros.

    I'm playing with Readyboost on an SSD now; seems to help a bit.

    Our older Lenovo laptops had 16 GB NVMe drives and 500 GB spinning SATA drives - it turns out there's an Intel driver that uses the NVMe drive as a big cache.

    No such luck for linux, I used it for swap and /tmp.

    Reminded me of the hybrid SATA drives I bought by the case back in 2012 or so. Nice idea, made a nice compromise between speed and cost - quite a bit faster than a plain SATA drive for not much more cost.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to poindexter FORTRAN on Sat Dec 12 21:18:04 2020
    Re: Re: New Toy!
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to MRO on Sat Dec 12 2020 04:20 pm

    have you SEEN the price of ssds? they are super cheap now

    $200 ain't bad for a 2TB SSD, but you can get a 2TB SATA drive for a quarter of that.


    Well most people are getting it for their OS to speed things up.
    so 2tb is too big.

    and if you are a gamer there arent any games out that take that much space.
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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to MRO on Sun Dec 13 10:47:05 2020
    Re: Re: New Toy!
    By: MRO to poindexter FORTRAN on Sat Dec 12 2020 09:18 pm

    have you SEEN the price of ssds? they are super cheap now

    $200 ain't bad for a 2TB SSD, but you can get a 2TB SATA drive for
    a quarter of that.

    Well most people are getting it for their OS to speed things up.
    so 2tb is too big.

    and if you are a gamer there arent any games out that take that much space.

    It's good to have an inexpensive option for storage though.. I need something to store all my photos (which go back many years), music, etc. I also like taking photos and doing photo editing sometimes, as well as some occasional light video editing. I recently bought an 8TB 7200RPM HDD for my PC for less than $200.

    Nightfox

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to MRO on Sun Dec 13 11:41:00 2020
    Re: New Toy!
    By: MRO to HusTler on Fri Dec 11 2020 09:10 pm

    Re: New Toy!
    By: HusTler to All on Thu Dec 10 2020 07:56 am

    So I'm pretty much done setting up my brand new Lenevo Ideapad. It has AMD A9 processor 3gz. It boots in 15 sec from the 120G SSD. I didn't kn a laptop could boot that fast. 16 seconds from power on. I want to than everyone that recommended Lenevo. It really is built to last. I don't n help with it right now. I just to post my joy :-)


    i got an SSD but i havent been using it much. i havent even migrated over ye i installed some games on it and didnt really notice much of a difference. just wow played better because it's poorly designed.

    SSD's really shine when it comes to small file access. Spin time is
    eliminated and files can be accessed faster.

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  • From Dream Master@VERT/CIAD to Moondog on Tue Dec 15 18:44:55 2020
    Re: New Toy!
    By: Moondog to MRO on Sun Dec 13 2020 11:41 am

    i got an SSD but i havent been using it much. i havent even migrated over ye i installed some games on it and didnt really notice much of a difference. just wow played better because it's poorly designed.

    SSD's really shine when it comes to small file access. Spin time is eliminated and files can be accessed faster.

    SSDs are advantageous whether small or large file access. There is no longer a contiguous file access issue that there was when we were using spinning disks even in a RAID configuration. Putting SSDs in a RAID configuration (RAID5/6) and wide-striping will improve an already high performing solution increasing IOPS exponentially.

    Dream Master

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  • From WitNik@VERT/BGGRSCYN to HusTler on Fri Jan 8 11:21:16 2021
    I'm a big fan of Lenovo Think-series systems. (ThinkStations / ThinkPads / etc). My favorites are the ThinkPads X-series and T-series... I generally run them for a decade or more; however, the last refresh (Jan 2020), I decided to take a chance on a ThinkBook. I love it and it saved me a lot of money over my traditional ThinkPad without a lot of compromises. While I've never directly owned an IdeaPad, I have helped friends and family with them and they seem great too. I'm happy that you're happy with it!

    -WitNik

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