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Old 10-23-2013, 11:03 PM   #166
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Well it appears we can agree on some things.
There are instances where large storage capacity is needed on a laptop.
Cloud storage is not always available and therefore cannot be relied upon.
Not everyone wants wide-screen, I prefer a traditional squarer screen.
Funny this would come up, as I was looking at Newmodeus optical drive to hard drive caddy matix to see if I could swap out some mostly useless laptop dvdroms for a second hard drive bay.

With the huge gap in per GB prices between HDD and SSD, laptop manufactures could easily offer "empty" 2nd hdd bays on existing models at no additional manufacturing cost. Then up sell it as a "feature" for more margin.
 
Old 10-24-2013, 03:05 AM   #167
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With the huge gap in per GB prices between HDD and SSD, laptop manufactures could easily offer "empty" 2nd hdd bays on existing models at no additional manufacturing cost. Then up sell it as a "feature" for more margin.
This solution has been available on many IBM/Lenovo Business laptops for a number of years.

I have a T30 with that facility - the DVD can be replaced with an extra hard disk or a battery.

Also the X60s can do the same when attached to a undertray docking port, although there is no point in putting a battery in that.
 
Old 10-24-2013, 11:31 AM   #168
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Many laptops do offer drive bays. dell latitudes in the C5/6/800 series and D5/6/8 series. In fact mine uses the same removable media bays it just connects to them externally. My issue with having one drive is i want the laptop lighter and smaller so the models I buy don't have any removable bays.
 
Old 10-24-2013, 08:17 PM   #169
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For the desktop most of my PC's still have a HDD. One PC has both a SSD and a HHD. the OS is on the SSD and everything else is on the HHD. This PC is used predominately for testing for now.

Both my notebook and netbook have a SSD in them.
 
Old 10-26-2013, 03:32 PM   #170
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40gig HDD.
 
Old 10-27-2013, 03:46 PM   #171
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HDD babe. They're just better man.
 
Old 10-31-2013, 11:58 AM   #172
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HDD babe. They're just better man.
What do you mean by better.
They are certainly not better at transfer rates or seek times.
They may be cheaper but since when was 'cheaper = better'

Perhaps if you said " I find them better for my needs" you would be less contentious.
 
Old 10-31-2013, 02:14 PM   #173
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What do you mean by better.
They are certainly not better at transfer rates or seek times.
They may be cheaper but since when was 'cheaper = better'

Perhaps if you said " I find them better for my needs" you would be less contentious.
The previous poster does not have to supply you with reasons!
 
Old 10-31-2013, 02:56 PM   #174
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The previous poster does not have to supply you with reasons!
I din not ask for a reason - only clarification of a broad statement as 'better' means different things to different people.

I would never ask for justification, as I object to people asking it of me, just clarification.
 
Old 10-31-2013, 04:04 PM   #175
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I din not ask for a reason - only clarification of a broad statement as 'better' means different things to different people.

I would never ask for justification, as I object to people asking it of me, just clarification.
Don't mince words, "What do you mean by" is asking the person to tell you the reason as to why they think this. Yes the statement was broad but they are allowed to say what they want without being required to expand (or clarify) on it any further.
 
Old 10-31-2013, 04:08 PM   #176
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The previous poster does not have to supply you with reasons!
Indeed not: I know that SSDs are better though so I suppose, since I posted after that, I am right and the other poster is wrong?
Oh, OK...
 
Old 10-31-2013, 04:10 PM   #177
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Don't mince words, "What do you mean by" is asking the person to tell you the reason as to why they think this. Yes the statement was broad but they are allowed to say what they want without being required to expand (or clarify) on it any further.
He's not required to, he's only been asked to. I honestly thought your first post was sarcastic...since when is it a faux pas to ask somebody to clarify their opinion? If anybody were to post "xxx is the best distro" to a user asking which distro they should use, they would be immediately asked to clarify their definition of "best" and back up their claims with examples. Why is that a problem here?
 
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Better in what context ?
 
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HDD babe. They're just better man.
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Better in what context ?
I didn't read any context here.
 
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I didn't read any context here.
Exactly - ther was not one.
 
  


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