Re: decided to buy a new desktop


Gene
 

It sounds as though you will need one or two drives added.  but for backups, you are going about this the wrong way.  There are bays that you can have put on a computer so you can place drives in them or swap drives.  these are not USB connected drives. My understanding is that this method works as well as if the drives were connected as internal drives.  But if I were backing up things, I would absolutely not want a drive for backup inside of the machine.  that’s what I mean by going about things the wrong way.  I don’t have an opinion about whether you use USB drives or the kind of bay connections I am talking about but I would want it to be disconnected when not being used to back up or restore from.  Not having backup drives be disconnected when not in use leaves them opened to attacks if the machine becomes infected with malware, including ransomware. 
 
Others with more technical knowledge will, I hope discuss these matters but, as I said, I think you are going about what you want to do in terms of backups in the wrong way.
 
Also, you say unfortunately things are built into the motherboard such as sound.  there is nothing wrong with this.  If the built in functions fail, you can use external devices or install in the computer such as an internal sound card. 
 
Gene

Sent: Friday, June 18, 2021 7:59 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] decided to buy a new desktop
 
A lot of the Dells come with dual drives, an ssd for the main OS and a
mechanical drive for storage.



On 2021-06-18 6:58 p.m., John Holcomb II wrote:
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> G Get that M.2 drive for programs and then you could get a tower with 3 or more beys depending on how bibg you wanna go to put s spinning drives in for storage.
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> I keep my desktops for a long time so I need one that can grow. I have several expansion bays that let me add ports. I like to be able to change the ports out if one goes bad. Unfortunately, a lot of my things are integrated the sound, internet,  graphics and some of the ports. I also can have 3 other drives for storage besides my local c drive. I am the one who has all the back ups in the house so, I have a backup drive for me and a backup drive for someone else, not on the same drives.  I know it will be way smaller as the drives are so small.  I know, I can just have external drives but, the internal are much faster and it easy to search if you are using back up internal drives. I am trying to plan on not just the technology for now, but, the technology down the road. I usually keep my pcs for 8 to 10 years. All the pcs I see has everything monitor, keyboard, mouse. I just need a new tower. I have a monitor 2 years old that is a USB. I have USB speakers and a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. I noticed my tower casing could have better benalation, guess I do not have much choice in that one.  I am hoping to get an easier tower casing, this one is a real pain to get off. I think it would be real cool to look in the new towers, less wireing like the old spinning drives have in the towers.
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> I wish I could open up the desk tops to feel what the insides are going to look like. How are the drives going to be placed in the tower, some they slide in and snap in place and others they require screws to hold them in place. Some you have to unscrew the bays and others let you slide in ports to add to the machine. I even saw a YouTube video where, they were able to replace the power  box on their pc and just went out and got another one. I guess you can buy towers that do not have the power boxes integrated on the mother boards. I thought your pc was a goner if the power supply dies on you.
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> Desktops are even cheaper than laptops and you could get a small form factor PC SFF if  space is a concern.
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> Well, I guess I am coming in to this decade I am finally going to upgrade my desktop after 7 or 8 years.  So do I have to tell them I want an  m2 slot or is there another term?  I ran the Belarc adviser and it said I did not have  hiper threaded with my cores. I read up that the hiper threaded makes them faster for the PC.  Everything else was intergraded on the mother board, sound, internet card, graphics card and  memory. It was all intel integrated. The first thing to go out on this machine was the sound about 1.5 years ago. I am wired in to the modem as the wireless is not that great .I have to use a USB cord to get my printer to print too. So I am not sure what went out that these do not work anymore unless I do it threw a cable. I know the Bluetooth still works as my keyboard and mouse still work with the dongle. Monitor port does not work but I just switched to a  USB monitor. I was just wondering if I can get a tower  casing that vents heat more evenly. Or are the tower cases different these days. Thanks everybody.
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