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To: goldworldnet who wrote (818)8/10/2019 1:55:30 PM
From: goldworldnet
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I've decided not to put XP on his box because of too many problems.

He will have Windows 10 (1903) & Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.2.

Josh

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To: goldworldnet who wrote (819)8/10/2019 3:06:18 PM
From: steve harris
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I think that's a good idea, compare the two available operating systems I have to choose between after Microsoft cripples Win7.

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To: steve harris who wrote (820)8/10/2019 3:33:08 PM
From: goldworldnet
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He knows little about computers except his phone and I don't need to confuse him with an obsolete OS.

This kid is 20 years old and a checkout clerk at my local Racetrack gas station.

He told me he didn't have a computer when I asked what OS he used.

I told him I would build a computer.

He's a smart kid and has potential.

Josh

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To: goldworldnet who wrote (821)8/10/2019 3:34:58 PM
From: steve harris
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That's awesome. His feedback on both should be interesting. Set up Firefox and Thunderbird on both for him?

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To: steve harris who wrote (822)8/10/2019 3:42:43 PM
From: goldworldnet
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I don't download email, so I can't help him with that.

Josh

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To: goldworldnet who wrote (768)9/2/2019 4:06:20 PM
From: i-node
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LOL. That's a first for me to see...

"26 drive letters ought to be enough for anybody" -- Bill Gates

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To: i-node who wrote (824)9/2/2019 6:30:40 PM
From: goldworldnet
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My now discontinued motherboard has a lot of internal and external ports.

Also added 2 USB expansion cards & the case front panel provided 2 more USB ports.
Best -- Josh

P.S. I did this only as an experiment I've thought about for decades.

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To: goldworldnet who wrote (825)9/2/2019 7:26:19 PM
From: i-node
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I guess you could use a sufficient list of shares & drive mappings:

NET USE Z: \\PC\SHARE26

to see the effect. Or, allocate a number of vhds and map to them. But actual drives, that's something.

I do believe the spinning HD is dead, with SSDs dropping in price in the last few weeks. $100/TB seems to be the going rate up to 2TB. Soon, that will be extended to 4TB I am certain. I've got a stack of 500s and 1TBs over here. We just took a dozen 80s and 160s to the recycling center down the road.

I'm realizing I'll never have to buy another HD in my life. That's a really big day for me.

Given the first one I bought was 8MB and cost me $2500.

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To: i-node who wrote (826)9/2/2019 7:48:15 PM
From: goldworldnet
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Hard drives will be around a while still yet because of storage capacity.

For video editing I also use uncompressed AVI files for Virtual Dub.

Those files are very large and would beat a SSD to death.

SSDs however will satisfy most people's needs.

Best -- Josh

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To: goldworldnet who wrote (827)9/2/2019 8:12:27 PM
From: i-node
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I don't know: I can't see any reason they couldn't create 20TB M.2 drives in the near term if they wanted to. We haven't put in a system with a spinning drive in it in at least two years, although we have put a few 128GB SSDs in the process (workstations in our setup just don't need more).

While I consider today's NAS market to be way overpriced, I'd really like to have about 20TB of SSD in one. I think there are bus problems preventing that with M.2, but you'd know more about that than I do.

The more recent servers we put in have been SSDs and they scream. I've been using mirroring with one or two hot spares. I have one that's been running for 3.5 years with that configuration which may be a record for one of our servers. And the hot spares have not yet been touched (although we did have a bad sector, the RAID marked it went on).

I guess we'll know in a year or two lol.

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