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Re: new computer

enes sarıbaş
 

Hi Brian,

The ryzen 4000 mobile/3000 desktop series are absolutely beastly processors, and give intel a run for its money. The 5000 series has very significant improvements again, and might just beat intel on single threaded workloads, where it still held a slight advantage.

On 10/23/2020 10:35 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Fri, Oct 23, 2020 at 06:38 AM, enes sarıbaş wrote:
I would respectfully disagree.
              And we shall have to agree to do so.  Most of my clientele has older machines, and these days "older machines" by and large that aren't ancient machines have Intel i-series processors.  I don't have any of them crying that their system performance has changed for their day to day use in such a way as they'd even notice.

In fact, I would suggest getting an AMD machine to stop this, and avoid a bulk of speculative execution vulnerabilities.
On that we can agree.  Every machine in my house, bar one that is truly ancient, sports an AMD APU in it.  And all are still usable, though the A6 and A8 certainly don't feel "zippy" anymore, but those two machines also still have HDDs, too, so that factors in.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


Re: placing links on taskbar using jaws

Gene
 

Are you using the program menu or the start menu? In Windows 7, if I type notepad in the start menu search and open the context menu when I'm on the name of the program, pin to task bar is one of the options. I don't use Windows 10 but I seem to recall that the option is there from a discussion on a list perhaps a month ago.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Kimsan via groups.io
Sent: Friday, October 23, 2020 2:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] placing links on taskbar using jaws



Hi,

Is it possible to place a link on the taskbar? All I see are shortcuts to desktop.

Thanks



Kimsan Song

kimsansong@icloud.com

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Re: Issue with File Explorer

Gene
 

Some people, I don't know how many, got an update yesterday.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Marie
Sent: Friday, October 23, 2020 2:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Issue with File Explorer


This happened yesterday on my desktop and two laptops. All are running win 10 version 2004 and Jaws 2020.
I found that on all three machines, File explorer was almost unusable. I could not get it to start with Quick Access and it would not go to that folder, no matter how I tried. It would only see the Frequent folders and only ten folders listed beneath that. It would not even go to “This PC” section. I use File Explorer multiple times every day so I was extremely confused as there seemed to be no reason for this. I thought I had searched the view menu completely but, ...OOPS!
The solution was so simple I feel pretty dumb because I only had to go to the view menu and make sure the Navigation pane was checked. Voila!
There must have been some small update which changed this setting, since there is no way I could have done it even accidently on all three. And by the way, I tried Narrator with same results and it was even worse with NVDA. So I hope this helps anyone else who may encounter this little demon.
Marie.


placing links on taskbar using jaws

Kimsan
 

Hi,

Is it possible to place a link on the taskbar? All I see are shortcuts to desktop.

Thanks

 

Kimsan Song

kimsansong@...

If you are into HipHop or R&B, I invite you to subscribe to my youtube artist channel at

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Also, you may follow me on twitter:

https://twitter.com/kims4ns0ng

 


Issue with File Explorer

Marie
 

This happened yesterday on my desktop and two laptops. All are running win 10 version 2004 and Jaws 2020.
I found that on all three machines, File explorer was almost unusable. I could not get it to start with Quick Access and it would not go to that folder, no matter how I tried. It would only see the Frequent folders and only ten folders listed beneath that. It would not even go to “This PC” section. I use File Explorer multiple times every day so I was extremely confused as there seemed to be no reason for this. I thought I had searched the view menu completely but, ...OOPS!
The solution was so simple I feel pretty dumb because I only had to go to the view menu and make sure the Navigation pane was checked. Voila!
There must have been some small update which changed this setting, since there is no way I could have done it even accidently on all three. And by the way, I tried Narrator with same results and it was even worse with NVDA. So I hope this helps anyone else who may encounter this little demon.
Marie.


Jaws and Reporting Font Size

Mike B
 

Hi All,
 
I use Notepad a lot for editing various emails and notes.  In Notepad I want my font set to size 10, but if I set it to size 10, Jaws reports it as size 14.  No matter what size I set the font size at, Jaws reports it as 4 sizes larger.
 
Does anyone know how to get Jaws to report the correct size, or does this happen with anyone else?  This is with all versions of Jaws and not with any one particular version.  Thanks much.

Take care and stay safe.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers & Rams!
Main's Law:  For every action there is an equal and opposite government program.


Re: dvd capacity for iso file

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

Howard,

           They were bottom quoted in the message that started this topic.  (And, as an aside and a personal soapbox, that's why I like leaving a line or two for context, top quoted, in many posts).  That being said, repeated here:   Doing a Windows 10 Repair Install or Feature Update Using the Windows 10 ISO file
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


Re: dvd capacity for iso file

Howard Traxler
 

And where can I find the "step-by-step instructions" that you speak of?  Thanks
Howard

On 10/23/2020 10:28 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Fri, Oct 23, 2020 at 10:44 AM, Bharat wrote:
Please mout the iso from within the windows. you don't need to burn it to a DVD.
-
Precisely, and this is laid out explicitly in the step-by-step instructions, which I expect will be read and followed.

And were I to need external media, I'd definitely use USB media not optical these days, but for this you do not need external media.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com



Re: Help needed regarding setting security options in Gmail

Mike B
 

Hi Duke,
 
I've rewritten the steps and these steps are more accurate.  I tested themseveral times to make sure.
Here you go:
In your Gmail account settings, have you enabled the use of less secure apps? If you were to create a new Gmail account today and tried to set the account
up in the Outlook desktop app for instance, it would be blocked until you allowed the use of less secure apps. As for the exact process, here are the steps
if you are using the basic html setting in the online Gmail interface:
 
1. Log into your Gmail inbox.
Note:  If you use the, Links List keystroke, Insert + F7, to find the links in steps 2,3 and 4 along with first letter navigation it'll make things go much faster.
 
2. Press, Insert + F7, to open the links list, press the letter, S, to find  the, settings link and press enter.
 
3. Press, Insert + F7, to open the links list, press the letter, G, to find  the, Google account link, and press enter.
Make sure it's the, Google Account link and not Gmail account link. 
 
4. Press, Insert + F7, to open the links list, press the letter, S, to find  the, Security link, and press enter. 
 
5. Press, Insert + F7, to open the links list, press the letter, L, to get to the, Less Secure App Access, link.

 6. Now down arrow to find an, On link, to toggle on the use of less secure apps, it could also be a checkbox.
Note:  I'm not sure if there's a save settings button or not, but it wouldn't hurt to look.
 
Finished.
 

Take care and stay safe.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers & Rams!
Main's Law:  For every action there is an equal and opposite government program.

----- Original Message -----
From: Duke
Sent: Friday, October 23, 2020 6:55 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Help needed regarding setting security options in Gmail

Hi Mike,
Thank you for your suggestions. I've been trying to do that al this time that I took before responding to you. Just for the record, I explained in my previous message that I was able to find the less secure applications check box and I did check with no positive result. Google keeps blocking my accounts from both outlook express and thunderbird. However, after your suggestions, I wasn't able to find that check box any more no matter what I did.
I have the same experience in windows 7 and 1-. Idon't what to do.
Thanks again.
Douk
On 10/21/2020 5:27 PM, Mike B wrote:
Hi Duke,
 
Here you go:
In your Gmail account settings, have you enabled the use of less secure apps? If you were to create a new Gmail account today and tried to set the account
up in the Outlook desktop app for instance, it would be blocked until you allowed the use of less secure apps. As for the exact process, here are the steps
if you are using the basic html setting in the online Gmail interface:
 
1. Log into your Gmail inbox.
Note:  If you use the, Links List keystroke, Insert + F7, to find the links in steps 2,3 and 4 along with first navigation it'll make things go much faster.
 
2. Locate and press enter on the settings link.
 
3. Locate and press enter on the Google account link, and not Gmail account link.
 
4. Find the, Security link, and press enter. 
 
5. Navigate by heading using the letter, H, until you get to, heading level 2, Less Secure App Access.
 6. Now down arrow to find an, On link, to toggle on the use of less secure apps, it could also be a checkbox.
Note:  I'm not sure if there's a save settings button or not, but it wouldn't hurt to look.
 
Finished.
 
Again, the steps above apply if you are using basic html in the web interface of your Gmail account. If you are not, I’m sure you could Google the steps
otherwise. 
 

Take care and stay safe.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers & Rams!
Main's Law:  For every action there is an equal and opposite government program.
----- Original Message -----
From: Duke
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 5:22 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Help needed regarding setting security options in Gmail

Hi guys,
I have encountered a problem lately. I have outlook express on my
windows 7 laptop that I have been using until a bout a couple weeks when
I started using my desktop which also has windows 7 but with mozella
thunderbird. Being a newby in thunderbird, thereare certain things that
i do with outlook express that I don't how to carry them out in
thunderbird. So, yesterday I went back to my laptop to do those tasks in
outlook express only to find out that google is blocking me from
accessing my account stating that it does not allow a less secure third
party application to access my account. I actually have two mail
accounts. the main one which I have configured on both my laptop/outlok
express  and desktop/thunderbird has no issues. my second account which
is only configured on my laptop/outlook express  is the one being
blocked now. I tried to configure it in thunderbird on my desktop. The
same issue persisted. It was blocked due a less secure third party email
client. I also tried to tell google to accept less secure applications,
but to no avail. Any Ideas please?
Thanks in advance
Douk






Re: new computer

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

Gene,

            I am mostly in agreement with you, and particularly about the absolute need to back up if you want to have any assurance that you will not experience data loss, regardless of the drive type in use for the primary system drive.

            Concerns about SSDs "wearing out" from regular use are now a thing of the past.  But, Gerald is correct that SSDs do have a nasty habit (but not a frequent habit) of failing with zero warning signs.  Within the last month I had two brand new Mushkin 1TB drives just up and die with less than 5 days of use, and no warning at all.  While I would never count on mechanical HDDs to "make noise" my years of experience do indicate that in the vast majority of cases, whether they do or they don't, they tend to produce all kinds of signs/symptoms that the failure process has begun to occur.  Also, heaven forbid, if you do have a complete drive failure data recovery (which is always expensive to begin with) from a HDD is less expensive, by far, than from an SSD and has a higher probability of success.

             But all of the above is made irrelevant if one follows the only sane practice that any owner of a computer who values their data must:  taking full system image backups, and possibly separate user data backups, on regular cycles.   
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


Re: new computer

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

On Fri, Oct 23, 2020 at 06:38 AM, enes sarıbaş wrote:
I would respectfully disagree.
              And we shall have to agree to do so.  Most of my clientele has older machines, and these days "older machines" by and large that aren't ancient machines have Intel i-series processors.  I don't have any of them crying that their system performance has changed for their day to day use in such a way as they'd even notice.

In fact, I would suggest getting an AMD machine to stop this, and avoid a bulk of speculative execution vulnerabilities.
On that we can agree.  Every machine in my house, bar one that is truly ancient, sports an AMD APU in it.  And all are still usable, though the A6 and A8 certainly don't feel "zippy" anymore, but those two machines also still have HDDs, too, so that factors in.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


Re: Help needed regarding setting security options in Gmail

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

On Fri, Oct 23, 2020 at 09:55 AM, Duke wrote:
Idon't what to do.
-

Contact the Google Disability Support Team

 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


Re: dvd capacity for iso file

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

On Fri, Oct 23, 2020 at 10:44 AM, Bharat wrote:
Please mout the iso from within the windows. you don't need to burn it to a DVD.
-
Precisely, and this is laid out explicitly in the step-by-step instructions, which I expect will be read and followed.

And were I to need external media, I'd definitely use USB media not optical these days, but for this you do not need external media.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


Re: dvd capacity for iso file

Bharat
 

Please mout the iso from within the windows. you don't need to burn it to a DVD.

On 10/23/20, Fanus <buys.fanus@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello again Brian

I changed the subject. I downloaded the iso file but it is 4.6 GB and my DVD
disc which I bought long ago is 4.4 GB. Does one get DVD discs with larger
capacity?

Regards

Fanus







From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2020 5:33 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Accessible free PC driver upgrade software



Fanus,

The issue you're having sometimes occurs, and no one ever really
knows why (and I'm sure the actual underlying causes are myriad). What I
suggest is following these instructions:
<https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&;id=1RZiHlLVtXewYBgoSvJNm9_08hj1tALPK>
Doing a Windows 10 Repair Install or Feature Update Using the Windows 10 ISO
file

And if you want to be "very strict" with your machine during
that process, make sure it's not connected to the internet. When you have
the ISO file you already have all of the essential components needed to do
the repair install or feature update. If there are additional updates that
were put in place after Microsoft issued the ISO file then those will be
applied via the normal Windows Update process after you again establish
internet connectivity.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely
fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com









Re: Help needed regarding setting security options in Gmail

Duke
 

Hi Mike,
Thank you for your suggestions. I've been trying to do that al this time that I took before responding to you. Just for the record, I explained in my previous message that I was able to find the less secure applications check box and I did check with no positive result. Google keeps blocking my accounts from both outlook express and thunderbird. However, after your suggestions, I wasn't able to find that check box any more no matter what I did.
I have the same experience in windows 7 and 1-. Idon't what to do.
Thanks again.
Douk

On 10/21/2020 5:27 PM, Mike B wrote:
Hi Duke,
 
Here you go:
In your Gmail account settings, have you enabled the use of less secure apps? If you were to create a new Gmail account today and tried to set the account
up in the Outlook desktop app for instance, it would be blocked until you allowed the use of less secure apps. As for the exact process, here are the steps
if you are using the basic html setting in the online Gmail interface:
 
1. Log into your Gmail inbox.
Note:  If you use the, Links List keystroke, Insert + F7, to find the links in steps 2,3 and 4 along with first navigation it'll make things go much faster.
 
2. Locate and press enter on the settings link.
 
3. Locate and press enter on the Google account link, and not Gmail account link.
 
4. Find the, Security link, and press enter. 
 
5. Navigate by heading using the letter, H, until you get to, heading level 2, Less Secure App Access.
 6. Now down arrow to find an, On link, to toggle on the use of less secure apps, it could also be a checkbox.
Note:  I'm not sure if there's a save settings button or not, but it wouldn't hurt to look.
 
Finished.
 
Again, the steps above apply if you are using basic html in the web interface of your Gmail account. If you are not, I’m sure you could Google the steps
otherwise. 
 

Take care and stay safe.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers & Rams!
Main's Law:  For every action there is an equal and opposite government program.
----- Original Message -----
From: Duke
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 5:22 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Help needed regarding setting security options in Gmail

Hi guys,
I have encountered a problem lately. I have outlook express on my
windows 7 laptop that I have been using until a bout a couple weeks when
I started using my desktop which also has windows 7 but with mozella
thunderbird. Being a newby in thunderbird, thereare certain things that
i do with outlook express that I don't how to carry them out in
thunderbird. So, yesterday I went back to my laptop to do those tasks in
outlook express only to find out that google is blocking me from
accessing my account stating that it does not allow a less secure third
party application to access my account. I actually have two mail
accounts. the main one which I have configured on both my laptop/outlok
express  and desktop/thunderbird has no issues. my second account which
is only configured on my laptop/outlook express  is the one being
blocked now. I tried to configure it in thunderbird on my desktop. The
same issue persisted. It was blocked due a less secure third party email
client. I also tried to tell google to accept less secure applications,
but to no avail. Any Ideas please?
Thanks in advance
Douk






Re: fax

abdulah aga
 

I do have Iphone 11 pro max


Re: new computer

Gene
 

Your information, if it was accurate at one time, and I don't know if it was, isn't now. This article discusses questions you raise about reliability better than I can.
https://www.contegix.com/blog/do-solid-state-drives-fail-more-often-hard-disks

Regarding your discussion of mechanical disks often making sounds indicating impending failure, wile this is true some of the time, relying on such indications is just asking to lose data. At times, disks make sounds after they fail, at times they make no sounds indicating impending failure.

You should have anything you want to lose backed up, indications of disk failure or not. If you don't want to reinstall everything, you should have the system backed up as well as all your data files, such as music, pictures, documents, etc. It makes no more sense to rely on possible indications of failure of a mechanical drive before doing this then to wait for an SSD to fail. The same backup precautions should be taken with either kind of drive.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: Friday, October 23, 2020 5:48 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] new computer






Yes, there are advantages to an SSD. But the dirty little secret that nobody likes to talk about is that an SSD may not last as long as an HD. This is because its memory cells tend to wear out over time with repeated read/write cycles, which could cause an SSD to suddenly fail without prior warning. At least a mechanical HD usually provides some audible indicationof impending failure. If you are considering an SSD, purchase a computer with an SSD of at least 256 GB that will have enough memory cells to minimize the possibility of failure. The more memory cells an SSD has, the more vacant cells are available for storage if one of them fails, and the more reliable it is likely to be.




Gerald








On 10/22/2020 8:25 PM, Brian Zolo wrote:


Hey there, Jerry, Brian Zolo here in Gahanna, Ohio, feel free to call me BZ, grin! You’ve got a great machine there; the only change that you might consider would be to go with a solid state drive as opposed to a mechanical hard drive as you’ll definitely get better performance, faster boot time and less energy use with a solid state drive. That western digital certainly isn’t a bad drive and it’s awesome that you’ll have a dvd drive as well. It’s getting harder and harder to find dvd drives in laptops anymore. If you get a solid state drive, go with the 512 though it won’t be as big as your drive on your machine. The prices on solid state drives are definitely coming down but they’re still more expensive than mechanical drives and don’t give you as much storage though that’s changing and will get even better. You’ve got a great machine there, have a great day! BZ!





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerry hathaway
Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:31 PM
To: TechTalk mailto:TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] new computer







I am looking to get a new computer and wondering if this the computer listed below will be a good computer to purchase.







Model: Lenovo M93 SFF Pro
Processor: Intel quad core I7 -4770 running at 3.4ghz and turbo boost to
3.9ghz
Ram: 8GB DDR3 PC1600
Hard drive: 2TB 7200RPM Western digital
DVD+/-rw Super multi drive
Wireless: Asus AC-68 dual band capable of 1.3ghz
USB: 8 ports - 2 front and 6 rear
4 - USB 2.0 and 4 USB 3.0
Dimentions: 13.3" W x 14.8" D X 4" high
Weight: 17.2 pounds
Includes Keyboard, mouse and power cord

Jerry






Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: fax

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Abdulah wrote in part:

"I would like know is way to have faks number on cell phone and how to get
it?"

Apologies for responding with yet another question; what type of cell phone
do you have and on which platform? Your answer might help us all give you
the best advice on the subject matter.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: new computer

enes sarıbaş
 

Hi Gerald,

What makes it worse is that manufacturerers are using more layered nand flash to make drives cheaper, which reduces endurance.  Like the samsung QVO series versus the evo. But if you get a 512/1tb mlc or TLC drive, it is unlikely to be an issue. My newly purchased 970 plus for example has a rated endurance of 600 tb. And you can monitor  SSD relyability via tools like crystal disk info which display smart data. When ware leveling reaches 0%, you can replace it. I have used this 120 gb samsung for almst 5 years, and I haven't had to do this.

On 10/23/2020 5:48 AM, Gerald Levy via groups.io wrote:


Yes, there are advantages to an SSD.  But the dirty little secret that nobody likes to talk about is that an SSD may not last as long as an HD.  This is because its memory cells tend to wear out over time with repeated read/write cycles, which could cause an SSD to suddenly fail without prior warning. At least a mechanical HD usually provides some audible indicationof impending failure.  If you are considering an SSD, purchase a computer with an SSD of at least 256 GB that will have enough memory cells to minimize the possibility of failure.  The more memory cells an SSD has, the more vacant cells are available for storage if one of them fails, and the more reliable it is likely to be.


Gerald


 

On 10/22/2020 8:25 PM, Brian Zolo wrote:

Hey there, Jerry, Brian Zolo here in Gahanna, Ohio, feel free to call me BZ, grin!  You’ve got a great machine there; the only change that you might consider would be to go with a solid state drive as opposed to a mechanical hard drive as you’ll definitely get better performance, faster boot time and less energy use with a solid state drive.  That western digital certainly isn’t a bad drive and it’s awesome that you’ll have a dvd drive as well.  It’s getting harder and harder to find dvd drives in laptops anymore.  If you get a solid state drive, go with the 512 though it won’t be as big as your drive on your machine.  The prices on solid state drives are definitely coming down but they’re still more expensive than mechanical drives and don’t give you as much storage though that’s changing and will get even better.  You’ve got a great machine there, have a great day!  BZ! 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerry hathaway
Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:31 PM
To: TechTalk <TechTalk@groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] new computer

 

I am looking to get a new computer and wondering if this the computer listed below will be a good computer to purchase.

 

Model: Lenovo M93 SFF Pro
Processor: Intel quad core I7 -4770 running at 3.4ghz and turbo boost to
3.9ghz
Ram: 8GB DDR3 PC1600
Hard drive: 2TB 7200RPM Western digital
DVD+/-rw Super multi drive
Wireless: Asus AC-68 dual band capable of 1.3ghz
USB: 8 ports - 2 front and 6 rear
4 - USB 2.0 and 4 USB 3.0
Dimentions: 13.3" W x 14.8" D X 4" high
Weight: 17.2 pounds
Includes Keyboard, mouse and power cord
 
Jerry

 


Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: new computer

Gerald Levy
 


Yes, there are advantages to an SSD.  But the dirty little secret that nobody likes to talk about is that an SSD may not last as long as an HD.  This is because its memory cells tend to wear out over time with repeated read/write cycles, which could cause an SSD to suddenly fail without prior warning. At least a mechanical HD usually provides some audible indicationof impending failure.  If you are considering an SSD, purchase a computer with an SSD of at least 256 GB that will have enough memory cells to minimize the possibility of failure.  The more memory cells an SSD has, the more vacant cells are available for storage if one of them fails, and the more reliable it is likely to be.


Gerald


 

On 10/22/2020 8:25 PM, Brian Zolo wrote:

Hey there, Jerry, Brian Zolo here in Gahanna, Ohio, feel free to call me BZ, grin!  You’ve got a great machine there; the only change that you might consider would be to go with a solid state drive as opposed to a mechanical hard drive as you’ll definitely get better performance, faster boot time and less energy use with a solid state drive.  That western digital certainly isn’t a bad drive and it’s awesome that you’ll have a dvd drive as well.  It’s getting harder and harder to find dvd drives in laptops anymore.  If you get a solid state drive, go with the 512 though it won’t be as big as your drive on your machine.  The prices on solid state drives are definitely coming down but they’re still more expensive than mechanical drives and don’t give you as much storage though that’s changing and will get even better.  You’ve got a great machine there, have a great day!  BZ! 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerry hathaway
Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:31 PM
To: TechTalk <TechTalk@groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] new computer

 

I am looking to get a new computer and wondering if this the computer listed below will be a good computer to purchase.

 

Model: Lenovo M93 SFF Pro
Processor: Intel quad core I7 -4770 running at 3.4ghz and turbo boost to
3.9ghz
Ram: 8GB DDR3 PC1600
Hard drive: 2TB 7200RPM Western digital
DVD+/-rw Super multi drive
Wireless: Asus AC-68 dual band capable of 1.3ghz
USB: 8 ports - 2 front and 6 rear
4 - USB 2.0 and 4 USB 3.0
Dimentions: 13.3" W x 14.8" D X 4" high
Weight: 17.2 pounds
Includes Keyboard, mouse and power cord
 
Jerry

 


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