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

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Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2013 12:08:29 -0600
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Right - the question stems from the thought:

"If I put the OS on the SSD [the most expensive drive with finite write cycles], how do I separate the OS specific "stuff" such as the "Libraries" and the temp file generation off the OS partition?"

I need to read up on that - basically I understand that when separating the OS/apps onto the SSD you need to fix the OS so that it isn't writing a lot of temporary/short term stuff to that drive.


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From: [] On Behalf Of Hans Forbrich Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2013 11:46 AM To:
Subject: Re: Semi-OT: Recommendation for laptop/workstation replacment to run VMs ?

On 02/01/2013 9:17 AM, wrote:
> Thanks Jared - on the SSD as the OS/App drive, I've seen only a little bit about this.
> Do you use a different drive for the "Libraries" section? (My Documents, Pictures, Downloads, etc?) Or does all that go on the SSD as well?
> Chris

Jumping in again, this is pure economics:

  • how much does an SSD cost ./ MB;
  • how much does a spindrive cost / MB;
  • how much of the expensive disk do you want to hand over to pictures;
  • what will you do when the expensive drive is filled with 'library' stuff

Like Jared, I use a NAS for that stuff, as well as for backup.

It's a 'business case' decision.


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