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  1. Trusteft

    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    I was thinking of upgrading my late 2012 Mac Mini to SSD.
    Now it has the 2 x 1TB mechanical HDDs. Not the best, not the worst.
    I was ready to bite the bullet and order one 512GB and one 256GB SSD from Samsung (850 EVO).
    Both would cost me about 270 euros.
    From the same store I noticed they had a 960GB OCZ Trion 150, for 280 euros.
    I am definitely not one who would chose an OCZ drive, but ever since they were bought from Toshiba they don't have any issues, that I am aware of.

    They are not for long time storage, just for video editing. What do you guys think? Worth to get the single less expensive larger drive, or go with the Samsung drives?
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    NVM, I went ahead and ordered the two Samsung drives.
     
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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    I've fiddled with every brand of SSD.... i still find that samsung still has the better SSD even in the EVO range... that seems to maintain it's performance.

    This is provided you over-provision... over-provision so that there is at least 9-11% of totally unused/unallocated space.

    IMO it would be nice if they would just make a 250GB ssd an actual 250gb ssd with an overprovisional extra ssd chip that cannot be allocated by any OS or hardware.
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    As I saw it by going with the two Samsung drives I got extra performance in two ways. One is that each of these drives is faster in everything on each own. By having two different drives I get extra performance too. I lose about 250GB of storage, but that is more like in theory as in practice won't matter much. I am not going to use them for storage, just for work and as soon as a project is over, the files will be moved or deleted anyway.
     
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    dj_stick Apple Fanboy?

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    I have a WD Green SATA 3 m.2 120gb for a photo scratch drive - I use it to store my Lightroom catalogue and any current projects before they get archived off to a HDD
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Sounds good.
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    They arrived. Well technically I went to the courier depot and took them myself, about 3km on foot, they were having some issues so I would probably have to wait till tomorrow to get them.
    Sexy beasts. I will install them tomorrow and download high sierra.
     
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  8. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids, 5 boys and 5 girls!

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    Here is my PC storage setup. It presently shows my Samsung Galaxy S7 since I'm charging it. I date some of my drives as to when they were initialized and formatted.

    Devices-Drives-PC.JPG
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Nice. I rarely have more than 3 external drives connected at the same time, out of fear.
    It sure looks nice though. :)
     
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    Very similar to mine.... "System" & "Working" are both Samsung 125GB 840 Pro's. "Working" is used mainly when working on Blu-Ray's and I write back and forth beteen the SSD's... shaves a lot of time when muxing/de-muxing:

    [​IMG]

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  11. RealityRipple

    RealityRipple Embrace Entropy

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    You guys need to spruce up your drives:

    [​IMG]
     
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    I've mostly consolidated things since multi-partitioning has become entirely pointless today (specially with SSDs).

    While having several drives, as i already mentioned 3x8TB drives in a raid 5 array presents the ability for a single partition... so i essentially have just the C/D/E drives... the latter of which is just over 20TB in size, the other 2 are just separate SSDs.
     
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  13. Mr Cairo

    Mr Cairo Require backup .... NO

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    Not as diverse as most, just an internal and external drive that I back up everything to on a weekly basis ...

    Image1.jpg

    also have a USB stick that has photos that I update manually every few weeks
     
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    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids, 5 boys and 5 girls!

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    I assume you're using the Customize option and Icons to show the images. For some reason, my system is not showing any pics/icons when I attempt to use them.
     
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    Probably Drive Icon Changer. I remember using that app to change the icons for the USB card reader we used to install for clients.

    The hard route is via the registry. In HKLM under Windows | Explorer there is a section called DriveIcons. It's empty by default. Any drive you want to add icons to you have to create a separate subfolder for (based on the name of the drive.. so say C), inside that you create another subfolder called "DefaultIcon", and in there you change the default key to point to the *.ico file you want to use.

    This will change it for all users, but if you want just yours you do the changes under HKCU instead.

    Edit: there's also the autorun.inf way too, but think that only works for removable drives.
     
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  16. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids, 5 boys and 5 girls!

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    Thanks, but, that begs the question: Just WHY is there an option in Properties|Customize|Choose File....if that doesn't work?

    And, YES, I know that's a rhetorical question. :)
     
  17. Mr Cairo

    Mr Cairo Require backup .... NO

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    Odd thing is I actually don't have that option for any drives, CD Roms or USB drives
     
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    Nope, I'm just using an autorun.inf file. It's super-easy.
     
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    It works on any drive.
     
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