Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2012 19:36 UTC
Apple I bought a brand new iMac on Tuesday. I'm pretty sure this will come as a surprise to some, so I figured I might as well offer some background information about this choice - maybe it'll help other people who are also pondering what to buy as their next computer.
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WereCatf
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Regarding SSD reliability: I've always been of the mind that you should run your OS and installed programs on the SSD for the speed gains and keep your data on a traditional HDD to avoid data loss. On GNU/Linux and BSD this is easy; during installation just put your /home on the HDD and you're good to go. On Windows you can point your User folder at a different volume with a few extra steps after installation.


That's what I am planning to do once my SSD arrives: I'll move my Downloads - folder and most of the contents inside Application Data to a regular disk and link them to their appropriate place via NTFS junction points, but I'll keep Firefox's cache on the SSD because there's a gazillion files there and they're all very small ones -- a situation where an SSD excels and a regular HDD doesn't.

Would be nice if Windows offered some tools for trimming off the fat, though; at the moment my Windows - directory takes 23 gigabytes of storage, and that's not including my home directory, Program Files or anything like that.

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