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Windows 7: RAMdisk - who uses it?

12 Nov 2012   #21
SeptimusFry

Windows 7/64pro(SSD)
 
 

I hope this comes up in someone's email, since this is an old thread. However, since the term was used here, I want to know what 'spinner' means in the context it is used here.

Also, by burying my question here, not many peeps will know what a dummy I really am


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12 Nov 2012   #22
pincushion

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SeptimusFry View Post
I hope this comes up in someone's email, since this is an old thread. However, since the term was used here, I want to know what 'spinner' means in the context it is used here.

Also, by burying my question here, not many peeps will know what a dummy I really am
They mean a HDD, a normal drive as opposed to a SSD, a solid state drive with no moving parts - hence 'spinner'.

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12 Nov 2012   #23
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

to complete what pincushion said above, normal HDDs are called "spinners" because they store the data on magnetized spinning disks.
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13 Nov 2012   #24
SeptimusFry

Windows 7/64pro(SSD)
 
 

Ah, good. So obvious, yet so 'in'.

As I have to have one foot on a Mac and one on a PC, I am so used to the term to denote the little coloured 'beach-ball' which is the Mac equivalent of the PC egg-timer. Or the up and down selection bar. (No 6 on the list below)

Anyway, perhaps one of you experts could update WikiPedia....



Spinner may refer to:
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