Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Oct 2010 17:26 UTC
Apple In this day and age of iOS this and iPad that you'd nearly forget it, but the gadget maker from Cupertino actually makes personal computers and an accompanying operating system as well. It's been nearly three years since the last substantial release, so it's about time: Apple has just announced a press event titled 'Back to Mac', with a lion on the invite.
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RE[5]: Comment by drcouzelis
by nt_jerkface on Thu 14th Oct 2010 00:35 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by drcouzelis"
nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26

Granted, that's a desktop solution; for a laptop SSD makes a little more sense, though again I can't seem to justify the price vs. performance gain.


I think with laptops it make more sense to have a home server to auto-backup to in case something happens. An SSD isn't going to help if your laptop is stolen.

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RE[6]: Comment by drcouzelis
by Morgan on Thu 14th Oct 2010 02:23 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by drcouzelis"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Well I was speaking mainly of the speed gains an SSD can give over a traditional drive; there are very few laptops on the market that support any kind of data redundancy internally, and those few behemoths hardly qualify for the "laptop" moniker. I agree with you though; no matter what type of storage you have in your portable, you should have a reliable backup, multiple if possible.

My only laptop is a netbook, and the few important files I work with on it stay in my Dropbox account and are also copied to an external USB drive daily. My world wouldn't end if I lost any computer files; I'm old school and still have paper records of things like invoices for contract work, taxes and vital records. I also have DVD archives of digital photos going back to 1999.

That said, losing current data such as music projects and recent digital photos would be a headache I'd rather not suffer, hence the multiple backups, online and offline.

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RE[7]: Comment by drcouzelis
by nt_jerkface on Thu 14th Oct 2010 05:52 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by drcouzelis"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Well I was speaking mainly of the speed gains an SSD can give over a traditional drive;


Yea I know and I agree with your comment about the ratios. I'm saying for reliability no single drive should be trusted so no one should buy an SSD for that reason. It's actually cheaper to buy a 250gb Scorpio + a 1TB home server than a 250gb SSD.

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