RE: Semi-OT: Recommendation for laptop/workstation replacment to run VMs ?

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Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2013 10:23:41 -0600
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On your hybrid SSD, are you doing any kind of partitioning or anything to present virtual disks to various Op. Systems you have running?

I haven't had the opportunity to play around with SSDs yet.

The m6700 has 5 HD bays and I was curious about using 4 of them for SSDs and maybe 1 7500rpm SATA drive. The whole system may be overkill for what I'm wanting to do but I really like the idea of having excess capacity for anything I might want to test.


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From: [] On Behalf Of Sheldon Quinny Sent: Tuesday, January 01, 2013 10:21 PM Cc:
Subject: Re: Semi-OT: Recommendation for laptop/workstation replacment to run VMs ?

I am using Dell XPS L502X with inbuilt 500gb and custom added hard disk in place of cdrom [Seagate Momentus XT 750 GB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 32 MB Cache 2.5 Inch Solid State Hybrid Drive
I am using oracle virtual box ...3 nodes , one for open filer , 2nd for rac , 3rd for rac 2nd node also have dns server in place. with oracle 11gR2 on Oracle Linux 5.7 I think . have to check on that.

Works fine..

I also own an MSI with 12Gb Mem. and 1Tb hard disk , which also works fine..for RAC. recently we testing EBS ...12R

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333)

           Language: English (Regional Setting: English) System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
       System Model: Dell System XPS L502X
               BIOS: Default System BIOS
          Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU _at_ 2.20GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
             Memory: 16384MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 16278MB RAM

On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 6:34 AM, Hans Forbrich <>wrote:

> On 01/01/2013 7:52 PM, Jared Still wrote:
> > No, there were no 16g models available a month ago.
> > The previous generation of MacBook Pro went to 16g.
> > I did do some research first. :)
> >
> Very strange. I ordered new, and have been using a MacBook Pro 15" w/
> Retina screen and 16GB RAM, from the factory, since beginning of July
> 2012. Used it at Open World.
> That 16GB was an option, tucked away on the 'order' page. The amount
> of RAM can not be changed once delivered.
> /Hans
> --


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