The WINDOWS 10 thread.......What !

This is the place for posts that don't fit into any other category.

Moderator: RichardW

User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 41966
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
x 1186

Re: The WINDOWS 10 thread.......What !

Post by CitroJim »

Steve, spot-on!

Online
Hell Razor5543
NOT Alistair or Simon
Posts: 10629
Joined: 01 Apr 2012, 09:47
x 1027

Re: The WINDOWS 10 thread.......What !

Post by Hell Razor5543 »

While I should give Linux a try, I do not have the space to set up a second computer, and the game I play a LOT does not (yet, at least) have any Linux compatibility.

User avatar
myglaren
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 18108
Joined: 02 Mar 2008, 14:30
x 998

Re: The WINDOWS 10 thread.......What !

Post by myglaren »

Dual-boot James. Dead simple.

Must admit to never, ever playing any games of any description but Valve/Steam have released some games for Linux that apparently work better than on Windows. Haven't a clue what they might be though.

Online
Hell Razor5543
NOT Alistair or Simon
Posts: 10629
Joined: 01 Apr 2012, 09:47
x 1027

Re: The WINDOWS 10 thread.......What !

Post by Hell Razor5543 »

Not on my configuration. I do NOT want to explain to both Windows 10 (again) AND Linux why I have 4 SSDs, and how I want them to be used!

User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 41966
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
x 1186

Re: The WINDOWS 10 thread.......What !

Post by CitroJim »

What's an SSD James? Sounds like a nasty disease....

Online
Hell Razor5543
NOT Alistair or Simon
Posts: 10629
Joined: 01 Apr 2012, 09:47
x 1027

Re: The WINDOWS 10 thread.......What !

Post by Hell Razor5543 »

Solid State Drive (no spinning rust). My PC normally takes 20 seconds from power on to password.

User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 41966
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
x 1186

Re: The WINDOWS 10 thread.......What !

Post by CitroJim »

Ahh! never knew such things existed ... And I'm supposedly an IT professional...

Online
Hell Razor5543
NOT Alistair or Simon
Posts: 10629
Joined: 01 Apr 2012, 09:47
x 1027

Re: The WINDOWS 10 thread.......What !

Post by Hell Razor5543 »

They are more expensive than the equivalent sized HDDs, but are considerably faster, and a much lower power consumption. Here is one I found on e-bay with useful details;

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Kingston- ... R7uOqyRD5g

User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 41966
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
x 1186

Re: The WINDOWS 10 thread.......What !

Post by CitroJim »

Hell Razor5543 wrote:They are more expensive than the equivalent sized HDDs
That looks remarkably good value to me James... Not what I'd call expensive at all...

elma
Posts: 3745
Joined: 13 May 2007, 02:17
x 212

Re: The WINDOWS 10 thread.......What !

Post by elma »

They're great Jim, adding one to my laptop has made it a lot quicker than when it was new.

User avatar
Stickyfinger
Donor 2016
Posts: 10005
Joined: 28 Mar 2013, 22:05
x 734

Re: The WINDOWS 10 thread.......What !

Post by Stickyfinger »

\SSD as my main (C) boot/programme drive, one as my photoshop "scratch" drive, just about to install one in my Creative Vision-M MP3 player.

A simple 250GB type will transform a PC.

Online
Hell Razor5543
NOT Alistair or Simon
Posts: 10629
Joined: 01 Apr 2012, 09:47
x 1027

Re: The WINDOWS 10 thread.......What !

Post by Hell Razor5543 »

My configuration is thus;

446GB SSD for O/S and applications,
238GB SSD for games only
119GB SSD for videos, pictures and music
111GB SSD for the Windows swap file.

20 seconds from turning on the PC to the password request.

User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 41966
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
x 1186

Re: The WINDOWS 10 thread.......What !

Post by CitroJim »

I might have to try one of these soon. Looks like I may have a failing drive in one of my Ubuntu machines... fsck repaired it but I'm not confident...

Gibbo2286
Donor 2020
Posts: 4646
Joined: 08 Jun 2011, 18:04
x 807

A proper geek :-)

Post by Gibbo2286 »


KP
Posts: 3981
Joined: 10 Jul 2006, 12:11
x 7

Re: The WINDOWS 10 thread.......What !

Post by KP »

SSD's are the way forward and the only drives i reccomend for desktops and laptops in business use now, more so in laptops as they take knocks much better, and even for busier bigger rigs, as the main drive they can still stick a 6tb WD Red/Black for extra storage of VM's and workspaces :)

£25 for some 120gb models which is more than enough for a basic home laptop or a Lexia laptop for that matter ;)