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2022-11-26 9:29:42 PM  
I can't believe how much storage you can get for a couple hundred bucks now. I remember my dad doubling the cost of our 8088 Amstrad by adding a hdd. (10 MB I believe).
 
2022-11-26 9:56:22 PM  

AgentKGB: I can't believe how much storage you can get for a couple hundred bucks now. I remember my dad doubling the cost of our 8088 Amstrad by adding a hdd. (10 MB I believe).


When I was at college the mainframe computer that ran the entire IT department had a storage capacity of 750mb.
Today you can buy 1TB micro SD cards the size of your fingernail.
 
2022-11-26 10:05:39 PM  
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2022-11-26 10:25:19 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: AgentKGB: I can't believe how much storage you can get for a couple hundred bucks now. I remember my dad doubling the cost of our 8088 Amstrad by adding a hdd. (10 MB I believe).

When I was at college the mainframe computer that ran the entire IT department had a storage capacity of 750mb.
Today you can buy 1TB micro SD cards the size of your fingernail.


My parents used to run their Chem-Dry franchise for years using an IBM 386SX/25 with a 40 MB HD. Every time it filled up, it was time to break out the floppies for back up.
 
2022-11-26 11:28:03 PM  
Now what in the wide wide world of sports is someone supposed to do with 20TB?
 
2022-11-26 11:30:42 PM  

plecos: Now what in the wide wide world of sports is someone supposed to do with 20TB?


Store almost half my porn collection?
 
2022-11-26 11:35:22 PM  

isamudyson: Carter Pewterschmidt: AgentKGB: I can't believe how much storage you can get for a couple hundred bucks now. I remember my dad doubling the cost of our 8088 Amstrad by adding a hdd. (10 MB I believe).

When I was at college the mainframe computer that ran the entire IT department had a storage capacity of 750mb.
Today you can buy 1TB micro SD cards the size of your fingernail.

My parents used to run their Chem-Dry franchise for years using an IBM 386SX/25 with a 40 MB HD. Every time it filled up, it was time to break out the floppies for back up.


My First PC had a 40mb hard drive. Now I've got about 4tb across several drives, and I have a lot of movies, music, lots of TV series where I have the entire run of episodes etc and am nowhere close to running out of space.
 
2022-11-26 11:35:59 PM  

plecos: Now what in the wide wide world of sports is someone supposed to do with 20TB?


Big ass Hyperspin or LaunchBox drive. Mine's only 12 TB.
 
2022-11-27 12:50:00 AM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: AgentKGB: I can't believe how much storage you can get for a couple hundred bucks now. I remember my dad doubling the cost of our 8088 Amstrad by adding a hdd. (10 MB I believe).

When I was at college the mainframe computer that ran the entire IT department had a storage capacity of 750mb.
Today you can buy 1TB micro SD cards the size of your fingernail.


This explains a lot about your mindset.
 
2022-11-27 1:18:21 AM  

isamudyson: plecos: Now what in the wide wide world of sports is someone supposed to do with 20TB?

Big ass Hyperspin or LaunchBox drive. Mine's only 12 TB.


WRONG the correct answer is half your porn collection, see correct answer up thread.
 
2022-11-27 4:07:14 AM  
Ehhhhh, I just wouldnt trust a used drive
 
2022-11-27 5:36:51 AM  
My first hard drive was 5 megs.  Not gigs.  Megs.  It was attached to my cp/m computer and weighed more than my entire computer I currently own.  My current computer has a 1T m.2 SSD.
 
2022-11-27 5:38:09 AM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: AgentKGB: I can't believe how much storage you can get for a couple hundred bucks now. I remember my dad doubling the cost of our 8088 Amstrad by adding a hdd. (10 MB I believe).

When I was at college the mainframe computer that ran the entire IT department had a storage capacity of 750mb.
Today you can buy 1TB micro SD cards the size of your fingernail.



Back in my one, brief encounter with corporate culture, I did tech maintenance & repair of Xerox Sigma-9 system. The disc drive was about six feet high, just shy of three feet wide, weighed about a ton, and was a ginormous 6MB! (Yep. All six MB. yeehaw!)

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2022-11-27 5:39:51 AM  
Oh, carp. Posted message to wrong thread. Oh well.

So somewhere around here in Fark there is a message about the Xerox Sigma-9 hard drive.

I am now going to go look for my brain. It seems to have run off somewhere. Probably hiding and cowering in fear.
 
2022-11-27 5:40:22 AM  

Diagonal: Oh, carp. Posted message to wrong thread. Oh well.

So somewhere around here in Fark there is a message about the Xerox Sigma-9 hard drive.

I am now going to go look for my brain. It seems to have run off somewhere. Probably hiding and cowering in fear.



dammit
 
2022-11-27 6:15:24 AM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: AgentKGB: I can't believe how much storage you can get for a couple hundred bucks now. I remember my dad doubling the cost of our 8088 Amstrad by adding a hdd. (10 MB I believe).

When I was at college the mainframe computer that ran the entire IT department had a storage capacity of 750mb.
Today you can buy 1TB micro SD cards the size of your fingernail.


The first time I saw 2TB in one place was about 1990 at IBM Rochester. It took up a whole floor of their computer center, about 20000 square feet. Now, you can lose that much storage in your sock drawer.
 
2022-11-27 6:23:43 AM  
What's the cost of that contraption? How much power does it require? Because...

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2022-11-27 6:25:17 AM  

jaytkay: What's the cost of that contraption? How much power does it require? Because...

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There you go, Diagonal, I balanced the thread
 
2022-11-27 7:23:40 AM  

plecos: Now what in the wide wide world of sports is someone supposed to do with 20TB?


Pron!
 
2022-11-27 7:25:23 AM  

OgreMagi: My first hard drive was 5 megs.  Not gigs.  Megs.  It was attached to my cp/m computer and weighed more than my entire computer I currently own.  My current computer has a 1T m.2 SSD.


Yeah, my first hard drive, 35MB cost almost as much as the IBM PC xt that I bought and that was a few thousand dollars.
 
2022-11-27 7:40:10 AM  
As someone who's steam library has started to leak out beyond my main NVMe drive, this is relevant to my interests.

/farking Ark and its editor have a foot print of ~800TB alone
 
2022-11-27 8:11:00 AM  

BumpInTheNight: As someone who's steam library has started to leak out beyond my main NVMe drive, this is relevant to my interests.

/farking Ark and its editor have a foot print of ~800TB alone


Ummmmmm, 800TB?
 
2022-11-27 8:26:51 AM  

Concrete Donkey: BumpInTheNight: As someone who's steam library has started to leak out beyond my main NVMe drive, this is relevant to my interests.

/farking Ark and its editor have a foot print of ~800TB alone

Ummmmmm, 800TB?


Yah not joking, that game is a crazy drive pig.  The editor is currently about 320TB and the game's folder itself is 475TB.  According to legend its duplicating every asset twice as part of some multiplayer engine optimization licensed tech they incorporated into it.  And I'm not even counting the extra space that the pre-packed Steam Workshop content squats on.

It is a constant point of surprise and frustration for people new to the game and fooled by the steam listing's disk requirements that haven't been updated since it first showed up on early access.
 
2022-11-27 8:28:38 AM  
Wait, GB, not TB LOL.  Moar coffee needed.
 
2022-11-27 9:31:30 AM  

Atomic Redneck: Carter Pewterschmidt: AgentKGB: I can't believe how much storage you can get for a couple hundred bucks now. I remember my dad doubling the cost of our 8088 Amstrad by adding a hdd. (10 MB I believe).

When I was at college the mainframe computer that ran the entire IT department had a storage capacity of 750mb.
Today you can buy 1TB micro SD cards the size of your fingernail.

The first time I saw 2TB in one place was about 1990 at IBM Rochester. It took up a whole floor of their computer center, about 20000 square feet. Now, you can lose that much storage in your sock drawer.


I just bought a 1TB portable SSD. By gods, It's thinner than a small box of matches!

/also bought a 500gb SSD for my necro-laptop (a Lenovo I've brought back from nonuse thanks to Linux Mint)
//when I had it in my hands for the first time I remember thinking 'omgthisissocool'
 
2022-11-27 10:18:40 AM  

Diagonal: Carter Pewterschmidt: AgentKGB: I can't believe how much storage you can get for a couple hundred bucks now. I remember my dad doubling the cost of our 8088 Amstrad by adding a hdd. (10 MB I believe).

When I was at college the mainframe computer that ran the entire IT department had a storage capacity of 750mb.
Today you can buy 1TB micro SD cards the size of your fingernail.


Back in my one, brief encounter with corporate culture, I did tech maintenance & repair of Xerox Sigma-9 system. The disc drive was about six feet high, just shy of three feet wide, weighed about a ton, and was a ginormous 6MB! (Yep. All six MB. yeehaw!)

[upload.wikimedia.org image 440x331]


I'm getting flashbacks looking at that thing.  Sigma 9 was my first mainframe.  Mine had a whopping 2MB of core memory.
 
2022-11-27 10:20:50 AM  

plecos: Now what in the wide wide world of sports is someone supposed to do with 20TB?


Porn
 
2022-11-27 10:24:43 AM  

Concrete Donkey: Ehhhhh, I just wouldnt trust a used drive


With a SSD you can do a secure erase from within the BIOS.

It sends a flash voltage to every storage cell in the drive, returning it to factory default.

Thats the only way i would trust a SSD

I did same w a recently bought samsung 980 Pro.  Even though it was new i figured it cant hurt to do it
 
2022-11-27 10:26:57 AM  

Zik-Zak: Atomic Redneck: Carter Pewterschmidt: AgentKGB: I can't believe how much storage you can get for a couple hundred bucks now. I remember my dad doubling the cost of our 8088 Amstrad by adding a hdd. (10 MB I believe).

When I was at college the mainframe computer that ran the entire IT department had a storage capacity of 750mb.
Today you can buy 1TB micro SD cards the size of your fingernail.

The first time I saw 2TB in one place was about 1990 at IBM Rochester. It took up a whole floor of their computer center, about 20000 square feet. Now, you can lose that much storage in your sock drawer.

I just bought a 1TB portable SSD. By gods, It's thinner than a small box of matches!

/also bought a 500gb SSD for my necro-laptop (a Lenovo I've brought back from nonuse thanks to Linux Mint)
//when I had it in my hands for the first time I remember thinking 'omgthisissocool'


Linux can bring hardware that windows murdered back from the dead.
 
2022-11-27 10:27:48 AM  

Concrete Donkey: BumpInTheNight: As someone who's steam library has started to leak out beyond my main NVMe drive, this is relevant to my interests.

/farking Ark and its editor have a foot print of ~800TB alone

Ummmmmm, 800TB?


Thats just on his thumb drive
 
2022-11-27 10:28:54 AM  

Dakai: OgreMagi: My first hard drive was 5 megs.  Not gigs.  Megs.  It was attached to my cp/m computer and weighed more than my entire computer I currently own.  My current computer has a 1T m.2 SSD.

Yeah, my first hard drive, 35MB cost almost as much as the IBM PC xt that I bought and that was a few thousand dollars.


My first was a western digital 3.1GB 5400 rpm monster.
 
2022-11-27 10:30:10 AM  

Diagonal: Carter Pewterschmidt: AgentKGB: I can't believe how much storage you can get for a couple hundred bucks now. I remember my dad doubling the cost of our 8088 Amstrad by adding a hdd. (10 MB I believe).

When I was at college the mainframe computer that ran the entire IT department had a storage capacity of 750mb.
Today you can buy 1TB micro SD cards the size of your fingernail.


Back in my one, brief encounter with corporate culture, I did tech maintenance & repair of Xerox Sigma-9 system. The disc drive was about six feet high, just shy of three feet wide, weighed about a ton, and was a ginormous 6MB! (Yep. All six MB. yeehaw!)

[upload.wikimedia.org image 440x331]


You could murder someone with that
 
2022-11-27 10:51:06 AM  
I would trust a used HDD more than I would trust a used SSD/NVME.

Electronics have "infant mortality", if they outlive that, chances are they will live to at least their original warranty period, or more. Spinning things like to continue spinning.

NVMEs/SSDs on the other hand , also have infant mortality, but also have a VERY FINITE lifetime on the wear/tear of the cells. It gets worse, because this is affected by WRITES and READS.

Reading the same location, over and over again, can affect adjacent locations, and the same location. That's why SSDs and NVMEs do relocation, and wear-leveling.

Some more advanced/savvy/honest sellers will publish the SMART stats of the drives they are selling. Take a close look at "Power-On-Hours", Data-Units-Read/Written.

Steam Library Sizes seem to be getting bigger and bigger. 1.5TB for Me, exceeding by 1TB NVME. I Offloaded several lesser used games to a 4TB USB3 HDD.

Remember, Steam Lets you move games between libraries. Good to keep them updated so you don't have to deal with months of GB sized "patches".
 
2022-11-27 10:59:21 AM  
Great find! Thanks!
I'm just about to put together a 50-60TB NAS Raid5
 
2022-11-27 11:51:14 AM  
Looks like it only checks Amazon.  There are other good suppliers!
 
2022-11-27 12:01:30 PM  

darkman2000: Great find! Thanks!
I'm just about to put together a 50-60TB NAS Raid5


If possible try to buy them from different vendors or orders, there is nothing more stressful then finding out the hard way that a particular run of sequential drives suffered from a bad manufacturing run that's causing them all to die in quick succession.  Especially with only one drive worth of failure vs rebuild time between you and 100% data loss.

I wouldn't build a raid out of spinners anymore without at least one hot spare also factored in that will automagically take over from a failing member of a raid group.
 
2022-11-27 12:13:02 PM  
I got my first PC in the mid-90s. Had 4 MB of memory and an expansive 240 MB hard drive. It was even equipped with an advanced modem that let me download the Doom demo in less than 4 hours! I think the file was about 650K in size.

I wanted to run Doom more effectively so, for Christmas that year, I bought another 4MB of RAM. Cost me $160. I was thrilled!
 
2022-11-27 12:17:20 PM  

Linux_Yes: Zik-Zak: Atomic Redneck: Carter Pewterschmidt: AgentKGB: I can't believe how much storage you can get for a couple hundred bucks now. I remember my dad doubling the cost of our 8088 Amstrad by adding a hdd. (10 MB I believe).

When I was at college the mainframe computer that ran the entire IT department had a storage capacity of 750mb.
Today you can buy 1TB micro SD cards the size of your fingernail.

The first time I saw 2TB in one place was about 1990 at IBM Rochester. It took up a whole floor of their computer center, about 20000 square feet. Now, you can lose that much storage in your sock drawer.

I just bought a 1TB portable SSD. By gods, It's thinner than a small box of matches!

/also bought a 500gb SSD for my necro-laptop (a Lenovo I've brought back from nonuse thanks to Linux Mint)
//when I had it in my hands for the first time I remember thinking 'omgthisissocool'

Linux can bring hardware that windows murdered back from the dead.


That Lenovo is still a little shonky - there's a delay sometimes between when I type something and when it shows up on a LibreOffice app. I'm more willing to call it due to its questionable Lenovo heritage than because of LibreOffice or Mint.

/had a 10+-year old Gateway laptop that ran butter-smooth on Mint
//had to let it go due to several heating issues
 
2022-11-27 12:29:34 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: AgentKGB: I can't believe how much storage you can get for a couple hundred bucks now. I remember my dad doubling the cost of our 8088 Amstrad by adding a hdd. (10 MB I believe).

When I was at college the mainframe computer that ran the entire IT department had a storage capacity of 750mb.
Today you can buy 1TB micro SD cards the size of your fingernail.


In the 1990s I used to daydream about something the size/shape of a Star Trek PADD that could play movies on small removable storage devices... one movie per device. Even at that point it never crossed my mind that 1. storage would increase to the point where separate devices weren't needed and 2. that they could be accessible wirelessly from something other than the local device.

The first time I converted a video file to play on my Cassiopeia C100 (2000 or 2001) I thought I was living in the future. Then came the classic iPods with video playback, then Archos tablets with hard drives. And now tablets with streaming and SD card slots have sold for $40 for, what, almost a decade now?

It's a long way from my first 286 with a 40mb hard drive and 2mb RAM (upgraded to 4mb for $200).
 
2022-11-27 12:42:08 PM  
I just made my every-few-years purchase of (3) 5TB easystore externals. Best Buy, Black Friday, online, delivered to my door.  I'll be good for...a while...
 
2022-11-27 1:29:53 PM  

Zik-Zak: Linux_Yes: Zik-Zak: Atomic Redneck: Carter Pewterschmidt: AgentKGB: I can't believe how much storage you can get for a couple hundred bucks now. I remember my dad doubling the cost of our 8088 Amstrad by adding a hdd. (10 MB I believe).

When I was at college the mainframe computer that ran the entire IT department had a storage capacity of 750mb.
Today you can buy 1TB micro SD cards the size of your fingernail.

The first time I saw 2TB in one place was about 1990 at IBM Rochester. It took up a whole floor of their computer center, about 20000 square feet. Now, you can lose that much storage in your sock drawer.

I just bought a 1TB portable SSD. By gods, It's thinner than a small box of matches!

/also bought a 500gb SSD for my necro-laptop (a Lenovo I've brought back from nonuse thanks to Linux Mint)
//when I had it in my hands for the first time I remember thinking 'omgthisissocool'

Linux can bring hardware that windows murdered back from the dead.

That Lenovo is still a little shonky - there's a delay sometimes between when I type something and when it shows up on a LibreOffice app. I'm more willing to call it due to its questionable Lenovo heritage than because of LibreOffice or Mint.

/had a 10+-year old Gateway laptop that ran butter-smooth on Mint
//had to let it go due to several heating issues


You could try turning window manager compositing off. Or presearch.com for a solution

If u are running the MATE desktop then its easy to do with MATE Tweak that can be downloaded/installed w Synaptic or software manager.
 
2022-11-27 1:32:14 PM  

Linux_Yes: Zik-Zak: Linux_Yes: Zik-Zak: Atomic Redneck: Carter Pewterschmidt: AgentKGB: I can't believe how much storage you can get for a couple hundred bucks now. I remember my dad doubling the cost of our 8088 Amstrad by adding a hdd. (10 MB I believe).

When I was at college the mainframe computer that ran the entire IT department had a storage capacity of 750mb.
Today you can buy 1TB micro SD cards the size of your fingernail.

The first time I saw 2TB in one place was about 1990 at IBM Rochester. It took up a whole floor of their computer center, about 20000 square feet. Now, you can lose that much storage in your sock drawer.

I just bought a 1TB portable SSD. By gods, It's thinner than a small box of matches!

/also bought a 500gb SSD for my necro-laptop (a Lenovo I've brought back from nonuse thanks to Linux Mint)
//when I had it in my hands for the first time I remember thinking 'omgthisissocool'

Linux can bring hardware that windows murdered back from the dead.

That Lenovo is still a little shonky - there's a delay sometimes between when I type something and when it shows up on a LibreOffice app. I'm more willing to call it due to its questionable Lenovo heritage than because of LibreOffice or Mint.

/had a 10+-year old Gateway laptop that ran butter-smooth on Mint
//had to let it go due to several heating issues

You could try turning window manager compositing off. Or presearch.com for a solution

If u are running the MATE desktop then its easy to do with MATE Tweak that can be downloaded/installed w Synaptic or software manager.


I am running MATE, now that you bring it up. Thanks, I'm off to find MATE Tweak.
 
2022-11-27 2:03:31 PM  

Linux_Yes: Zik-Zak: Linux_Yes: Zik-Zak: Atomic Redneck: Carter Pewterschmidt: AgentKGB: I can't believe how much storage you can get for a couple hundred bucks now. I remember my dad doubling the cost of our 8088 Amstrad by adding a hdd. (10 MB I believe).

When I was at college the mainframe computer that ran the entire IT department had a storage capacity of 750mb.
Today you can buy 1TB micro SD cards the size of your fingernail.

The first time I saw 2TB in one place was about 1990 at IBM Rochester. It took up a whole floor of their computer center, about 20000 square feet. Now, you can lose that much storage in your sock drawer.

I just bought a 1TB portable SSD. By gods, It's thinner than a small box of matches!

/also bought a 500gb SSD for my necro-laptop (a Lenovo I've brought back from nonuse thanks to Linux Mint)
//when I had it in my hands for the first time I remember thinking 'omgthisissocool'

Linux can bring hardware that windows murdered back from the dead.

That Lenovo is still a little shonky - there's a delay sometimes between when I type something and when it shows up on a LibreOffice app. I'm more willing to call it due to its questionable Lenovo heritage than because of LibreOffice or Mint.

/had a 10+-year old Gateway laptop that ran butter-smooth on Mint
//had to let it go due to several heating issues

You could try turning window manager compositing off. Or presearch.com for a solution

If u are running the MATE desktop then its easy to do with MATE Tweak that can be downloaded/installed w Synaptic or software manager.


Or just buy a proper OS like Windows.

/Grabs popcorn. Waits.
 
2022-11-27 2:05:29 PM  
BBY had (might still have) the 14tb EasyStore for 199 last week. Shucked in under a minute and added to my merger.fs array. I'm at around 112tb now.

Come payday, if they're still down in that price range, I may add 1 or 2 more.
 
2022-11-27 2:18:47 PM  

Zik-Zak: Linux_Yes: Zik-Zak: Linux_Yes: Zik-Zak: Atomic Redneck: Carter Pewterschmidt: AgentKGB: I can't believe how much storage you can get for a couple hundred bucks now. I remember my dad doubling the cost of our 8088 Amstrad by adding a hdd. (10 MB I believe).

When I was at college the mainframe computer that ran the entire IT department had a storage capacity of 750mb.
Today you can buy 1TB micro SD cards the size of your fingernail.

The first time I saw 2TB in one place was about 1990 at IBM Rochester. It took up a whole floor of their computer center, about 20000 square feet. Now, you can lose that much storage in your sock drawer.

I just bought a 1TB portable SSD. By gods, It's thinner than a small box of matches!

/also bought a 500gb SSD for my necro-laptop (a Lenovo I've brought back from nonuse thanks to Linux Mint)
//when I had it in my hands for the first time I remember thinking 'omgthisissocool'

Linux can bring hardware that windows murdered back from the dead.

That Lenovo is still a little shonky - there's a delay sometimes between when I type something and when it shows up on a LibreOffice app. I'm more willing to call it due to its questionable Lenovo heritage than because of LibreOffice or Mint.

/had a 10+-year old Gateway laptop that ran butter-smooth on Mint
//had to let it go due to several heating issues

You could try turning window manager compositing off. Or presearch.com for a solution

If u are running the MATE desktop then its easy to do with MATE Tweak that can be downloaded/installed w Synaptic or software manager.

I am running MATE, now that you bring it up. Thanks, I'm off to find MATE Tweak.


Turn compositing off plus anything that involves graphic animation, eye candy, etc
 
2022-11-27 2:20:57 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Linux_Yes: Zik-Zak: Linux_Yes: Zik-Zak: Atomic Redneck: Carter Pewterschmidt: AgentKGB: I can't believe how much storage you can get for a couple hundred bucks now. I remember my dad doubling the cost of our 8088 Amstrad by adding a hdd. (10 MB I believe).

When I was at college the mainframe computer that ran the entire IT department had a storage capacity of 750mb.
Today you can buy 1TB micro SD cards the size of your fingernail.

The first time I saw 2TB in one place was about 1990 at IBM Rochester. It took up a whole floor of their computer center, about 20000 square feet. Now, you can lose that much storage in your sock drawer.

I just bought a 1TB portable SSD. By gods, It's thinner than a small box of matches!

/also bought a 500gb SSD for my necro-laptop (a Lenovo I've brought back from nonuse thanks to Linux Mint)
//when I had it in my hands for the first time I remember thinking 'omgthisissocool'

Linux can bring hardware that windows murdered back from the dead.

That Lenovo is still a little shonky - there's a delay sometimes between when I type something and when it shows up on a LibreOffice app. I'm more willing to call it due to its questionable Lenovo heritage than because of LibreOffice or Mint.

/had a 10+-year old Gateway laptop that ran butter-smooth on Mint
//had to let it go due to several heating issues

You could try turning window manager compositing off. Or presearch.com for a solution

If u are running the MATE desktop then its easy to do with MATE Tweak that can be downloaded/installed w Synaptic or software manager.

Or just buy a proper OS like Windows.

/Grabs popcorn. Waits.


Use windows all you want.
Just dont expect MS to leave you alone and dont expect security or max speed/response
 
2022-11-27 2:21:01 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Linux_Yes: Zik-Zak: Linux_Yes: Zik-Zak: Atomic Redneck: Carter Pewterschmidt: AgentKGB: I can't believe how much storage you can get for a couple hundred bucks now. I remember my dad doubling the cost of our 8088 Amstrad by adding a hdd. (10 MB I believe).

When I was at college the mainframe computer that ran the entire IT department had a storage capacity of 750mb.
Today you can buy 1TB micro SD cards the size of your fingernail.

The first time I saw 2TB in one place was about 1990 at IBM Rochester. It took up a whole floor of their computer center, about 20000 square feet. Now, you can lose that much storage in your sock drawer.

I just bought a 1TB portable SSD. By gods, It's thinner than a small box of matches!

/also bought a 500gb SSD for my necro-laptop (a Lenovo I've brought back from nonuse thanks to Linux Mint)
//when I had it in my hands for the first time I remember thinking 'omgthisissocool'

Linux can bring hardware that windows murdered back from the dead.

That Lenovo is still a little shonky - there's a delay sometimes between when I type something and when it shows up on a LibreOffice app. I'm more willing to call it due to its questionable Lenovo heritage than because of LibreOffice or Mint.

/had a 10+-year old Gateway laptop that ran butter-smooth on Mint
//had to let it go due to several heating issues

You could try turning window manager compositing off. Or presearch.com for a solution

If u are running the MATE desktop then its easy to do with MATE Tweak that can be downloaded/installed w Synaptic or software manager.

Or just buy a proper OS like Windows.

/Grabs popcorn. Waits.


kek

/they've not been proper since XP
//well, 7 is a close 2nd
 
2022-11-27 2:25:54 PM  

plecos: Now what in the wide wide world of sports is someone supposed to do with 20TB?


8K Jen Psaki nude render... I mean, you know, pr0n. *cough*
 
2022-11-27 6:30:04 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: AgentKGB: I can't believe how much storage you can get for a couple hundred bucks now. I remember my dad doubling the cost of our 8088 Amstrad by adding a hdd. (10 MB I believe).

When I was at college the mainframe computer that ran the entire IT department had a storage capacity of 750mb.
Today you can buy 1TB micro SD cards the size of your fingernail.


General Dynamics Electric Boat division left behind a 150 lb 50 MB drive when the left the building I did maintenance for. I got a 100 bucks for it when I sold it to a computer store. They were super hyped about security so it might not have had any secrets left on it. I got their raised computer floor also but nobody wanted that old crap. I did get a few hundred bucks on the wire they left behind. These guys were set up to bust a strike if one happened in their main office and had no real work to do for years. Their job was to appear busy at their desk all day long. The main boss there was a cocaine guy that was stoned all the time until they fired him.
 
2022-11-27 6:44:54 PM  

ruudbob: Carter Pewterschmidt: AgentKGB: I can't believe how much storage you can get for a couple hundred bucks now. I remember my dad doubling the cost of our 8088 Amstrad by adding a hdd. (10 MB I believe).

When I was at college the mainframe computer that ran the entire IT department had a storage capacity of 750mb.
Today you can buy 1TB micro SD cards the size of your fingernail.

General Dynamics Electric Boat division left behind a 150 lb 50 MB drive when the left the building I did maintenance for. I got a 100 bucks for it when I sold it to a computer store. They were super hyped about security so it might not have had any secrets left on it. I got their raised computer floor also but nobody wanted that old crap. I did get a few hundred bucks on the wire they left behind. These guys were set up to bust a strike if one happened in their main office and had no real work to do for years. Their job was to appear busy at their desk all day long. The main boss there was a cocaine guy that was stoned all the time until they fired him.


Oh one more thing. One of the guys that worked there left his used dental floss y shaped thingy every working day on the front steps and I had to pick the crap up every day. I was hired to maintain the 80 water source Heat Pumps that were cooled by a little lake near the building. I also invented the turtle excluder that protected the pump from plugging up.
 
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