• Express Cache

    From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to All on Fri Nov 15 20:50:00 2019
    I had a slow day at work today and re-imaged and cleaned up some of the old laptops. We had a handful of Thinkpad T450s laptops, nice little systems. Mostly i5-5200s, 8 GB of RAM, and a 500 GB SATA drive AND a 16 GB PCIe SSD card.

    Odd, I wondered if you'd try to set up the SSD as a boot drive?

    Did some poking around, and apparently they had some feature called Express Cache - load a specific driver and the system uses the SSD as a huge cache. Interesting idea, although you could do the same thing with a hybrid SSD drive. I think the ones I used to buy, Seagate Barracuda XTs, had 4GB of cache.

    The takeaway was that with a fresh copy of Windows 10 and the Express Cache enabled, it ran pretty well.

    Considering that I saw 500 GB SSDs for $58, seems like a solution to a
    problem that's gone away.


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  • From HusTler@VERT/HAVENS to poindexter FORTRAN on Sat Nov 16 08:44:45 2019
    Re: Express Cache
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to All on Fri Nov 15 2019 08:50 pm

    I had a slow day at work today and re-imaged and cleaned up some of the old laptops. We had a handful of Thinkpad T450s laptops, nice little systems. Mostly i5-5200s, 8 GB of RAM, and a 500 GB SATA drive AND a 16 GB

    Are any for sale?

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to HusTler on Sun Nov 17 14:00:00 2019
    HusTler wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    I had a slow day at work today and re-imaged and cleaned up some of the old laptops. We had a handful of Thinkpad T450s laptops, nice little systems. Mostly i5-5200s, 8 GB of RAM, and a 500 GB SATA drive AND a 16 GB

    Are any for sale?

    Unfortunately, not - like most corporate assets, they're depreciated against
    a fixed schedule, then another group securely disposes of the assets, or we wipe them and donate them to local charities.


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  • From Android8675@VERT/SHODAN to poindexter FORTRAN on Mon Nov 18 08:26:58 2019
    Re: Re: Express Cache
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to HusTler on Sun Nov 17 2019 02:00 pm

    Unfortunately, not - like most corporate assets, they're depreciated against a fixed schedule, then another group securely disposes of the assets, or we wipe them and donate them to local charities.

    Upvote for charity donations, what school wouldn't love a fleet of i5's in their classrooms?

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Android8675 on Mon Nov 18 16:06:58 2019
    Re: Re: Express Cache
    By: Android8675 to poindexter FORTRAN on Mon Nov 18 2019 08:26 am

    Re: Re: Express Cache
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to HusTler on Sun Nov 17 2019 02:00 pm

    Unfortunately, not - like most corporate assets, they're depreciated agai a fixed schedule, then another group securely disposes of the assets, or wipe them and donate them to local charities.

    Upvote for charity donations, what school wouldn't love a fleet of i5's in their classrooms?


    no school would take old computers.
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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to MRO on Mon Nov 18 20:36:00 2019
    Re: Re: Express Cache
    By: MRO to Android8675 on Mon Nov 18 2019 04:06 pm

    Re: Re: Express Cache
    By: Android8675 to poindexter FORTRAN on Mon Nov 18 2019 08:26 am

    Re: Re: Express Cache
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to HusTler on Sun Nov 17 2019 02:00 pm

    Unfortunately, not - like most corporate assets, they're depreciated a a fixed schedule, then another group securely disposes of the assets, wipe them and donate them to local charities.

    Upvote for charity donations, what school wouldn't love a fleet of i5's i their classrooms?


    no school would take old computers.

    Depends on how old, and the school. I know a local parochial school that was running PC's that were 6-7 years old, and those were the newer of the bunch. Of the local companies who would donate pc's many were keeping their pc's
    past the usual 3 year life cycle period, and up to 6-7 years. Since the companies usually leased their pc's so they wouldn't be taxed as capital,
    once they hit the 3 year period they were paying way more than the pc's were worth on the market. The lease company wanted one of my clients to pay to
    take them back since they couldn't sell them off easily to a "slightly used" reseller.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to MRO on Tue Nov 19 10:41:49 2019
    Re: Re: Express Cache
    By: MRO to Android8675 on Mon Nov 18 2019 04:06 pm

    no school would take old computers.

    Not too long ago, I was reading a post online from a German teacher I had in high school. She was complaining that the schools don't have much funding to buy new software & books & such, and they had some old learning software that wouldn't work on new computers. She said they actually had to have their IT guy find a computer old enough to run the software.

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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MOONDOG on Tue Nov 19 19:04:00 2019
    Depends on how old, and the school. I know a local parochial school that was running PC's that were 6-7 years old, and those were the newer of the bunch. Of the local companies who would donate pc's many were keeping their pc's past the usual 3 year life cycle period, and up to 6-7 years. Since the companies usually leased their pc's so they wouldn't be taxed as capital, once they hit the 3 year period they were paying way more than the pc's were worth on the market. The lease company wanted one of my clients to pay to take them back since they couldn't sell them off easily to a "slightly used" reseller.

    Parochial schools that have to be good with their money might take them.
    Public schools that like to spend every $$$ they can get their hands on are quite unlikely to take them. They want the top of the line and would
    rather not have anything if they cannot spending lots of $$$ to get it.


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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Dumas Walker on Thu Nov 21 09:18:00 2019
    Re: Re: Express Cache
    By: Dumas Walker to MOONDOG on Tue Nov 19 2019 07:04 pm

    Depends on how old, and the school. I know a local parochial school that running PC's that were 6-7 years old, and those were the newer of the bunc Of the local companies who would donate pc's many were keeping their pc's past the usual 3 year life cycle period, and up to 6-7 years. Since the companies usually leased their pc's so they wouldn't be taxed as capital, once they hit the 3 year period they were paying way more than the pc's we worth on the market. The lease company wanted one of my clients to pay to take them back since they couldn't sell them off easily to a "slightly use reseller.

    Parochial schools that have to be good with their money might take them. Public schools that like to spend every $$$ they can get their hands on are quite unlikely to take them. They want the top of the line and would
    rather not have anything if they cannot spending lots of $$$ to get it.


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    It's a mixed bag depending on the school district and student population. In the past it used to be the parochial and private schools had loads of money. There was one well do school district next to the one I lived in because of the
    way
    they were able to take donations from local growing industry. For example, when the nuclear power plant was being built in their township, the power company donated large sums to ensure the new school was top of the line, with an olympic swimming pool. This was something you'd imagine a school with a large student population would get, however the average class size was 100
    per grade. The state changed the rules on how donations were accepted, yet
    the school could maintain running the pool by charging access on non event nights.

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  • From Matt Munson@VERT/IUTOPIA to poindexter FORTRAN on Sat Nov 23 09:27:24 2019
    Re: Re: Express Cache
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to HusTler on Sun Nov 17 2019 02:00 pm

    Unfortunately, not - like most corporate assets, they're depreciated against a fixed schedule, then another group securely disposes of the assets, or we wipe them and donate them to local charities.
    I think you can find stuff like that at Tigerdirect or other places that sell post-lease equipment.

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