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Forum: Chillout Room 1 Day Ago
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Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
Welcome to Seven Forums!

Welcome to Seven Forums!
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
Yes. SSDs cost considerably more per GB than...

Yes. SSDs cost considerably more per GB than HDDs. Using an SSD for the OS and programs and an HDD to store data is the most cost effective way to improve performance. Putting the OS and programs on...
Forum: System Security 1 Week Ago
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Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
I hope this one isn't as buggy as the last one...

I hope this one isn't as buggy as the last one was.
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 1,418
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
And that is one of the main reasons I recommend...

And that is one of the main reasons I recommend Macrium Reflect so highly. All tools marketed as migration tools couldn't handle more than a couple of partitions. MR can handle four with ease.
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Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
Now I'm totally confused. :confused: What was...

Now I'm totally confused. :confused: What was your question again. Pretend I'm a senile, old lady (wait, I am one).
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
After having to restore to an earlier date...

After having to restore to an earlier date several times after installing MS updates this year essentially broke my computers, I got fed up and won't install any updates past December, 2017.

It's...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
Technically, data that is stored over long...

Technically, data that is stored over long periods of time are archives, not backups. Backups have to be kept up to date to avoid losing new or changed data. But I'm picking nits now.

True, tape...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
As mrjimphelps pointed out, one reason for not...

As mrjimphelps pointed out, one reason for not using SSDs for backups is their cost; HDDs cost much less per GB. However, SSDs have another problem when being used for extended static backups. SSDs...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
Nope, and you definitely should use SP1. If your...

Nope, and you definitely should use SP1. If your machine can't handle Win 7, you will need to upgrade components (RAM should be at least 4GB) or replace the machine.
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
I agree.

I agree.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
Read here for how to cone an HDD to an SSD. How...

Read here for how to cone an HDD to an SSD. How to Clone Disk with Macrium Reflect. (Windows 10/8/7) - wintips.org - Windows Tips & How-tos...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
You are overthinking this. Even if you were...

You are overthinking this. Even if you were unlucky enough to buy a bad batch of drives, they may all fail withing a few weeks to a few months of each other but the chance they will fail...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
That certainly doesn't jibe with my experience....

That certainly doesn't jibe with my experience. Before I abandoned HDDs for SSDs, the only 4TB HDD I had "failed" was a 4TB WD Black that arrived DOA (probably due to bad handling during shipping...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
Buy from Western Digital (WD) or HGST (which is...

Buy from Western Digital (WD) or HGST (which is owned by WD). I've had to invoke their warranty only once. I had a WD Green start throwing reallocation errors shortly before the warranty ran out and...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
If you get an HDD with a good warranty, you don't...

If you get an HDD with a good warranty, you don't have to worry about the cost of replacing it if it fails while under warranty. There are plenty of good HDDs with five year warranties.

Again, if...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
I would just replace the 2TB drive with a larger...

I would just replace the 2TB drive with a larger one. There is nothing wrong with using a larger HDD as long as you have it properly backed up.
Forum: News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
I've been following this for a couple of days...

I've been following this for a couple of days now. While the QVO's QLC (Quat Level Cell) NAND ('tis curious how Samsung still clings to the original definition of MLC despite everyone else uses TLC...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
Yes and no. I certainly won't replace all my 850s...

Yes and no. I certainly won't replace all my 850s with 860s just because the 860s run cooler. Considering how much these little jewels cost, that would be insane, especially since the 850s don't run...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
HDD? What HDD? I don't see an HDD. Do you see an...

HDD? What HDD? I don't see an HDD. Do you see an HDD? (If you recognize the commercial that came from, you're giving your age away.)

I had someone point out that the controller and DRAM chips in...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 1,418
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
Macrium Reflect Free wil work just fine for...

Macrium Reflect Free wil work just fine for cloning from the old drive to the new on. Samsung's Migration program is somewhat less than stellar. I never was able to clone more than two or three...
Forum: Backup and Restore 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
Windows built-in backup program is not the most...

Windows built-in backup program is not the most reliable in th world, based on the number of posts I see by people having problems with it. I've had excellent luck using Macrium Reflect which is why...
Forum: Chillout Room 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
I'm single and retired so yes, I often eat alone...

I'm single and retired so yes, I often eat alone at the computer. I don't always eat at the computer when eating at home alone, though.

You asked two different questions, btw. Often or always are...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
I noticed something curious about my new Samsung 860 EVOs.

I noticed something curious about my new Samsung 860 EVOs. I spent today transferring the data on my old 4TB Samsung 850 EVOs to my new 4TB 860 Pros. When I touched both drives while and after...
Forum: Chillout Room 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 529
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
You would love driving in California. As if...

You would love driving in California. As if driving on the right side of the road didn't drive (pun intended) you nuts, the lousy signage would. Many of California's highways are city streets and...
Forum: Chillout Room 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 529
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
Most smart phones have map apps that give spoken...

Most smart phones have map apps that give spoken directions. That's what I believe Nigel was referring to. My limited experience with them is their accuracy was a joke much of the time.
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