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instant buy
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Other Geeky Stuff / Re: SSD capacity
« Last post by tp4tissue on Sat, 20 April 2024, 14:50:03 »
Those wear levels can be overwritten and changed. Same with HDD hours. That's the risk you get with enterprise used.
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Interest Checks / Re: [IC] saevus Duality 65
« Last post by 1manny on Sat, 20 April 2024, 14:40:41 »
Waiting for HelHeim to officially sue Saevus. I love drama.

Yeah can’t wait for the small claims suit… lol
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Update April 20

PCBs and FR4 plates have arrived. QC is in progress.
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Artisan Services / Re: [KUG] grabbing some snacks brb
« Last post by TypicalOranges on Sat, 20 April 2024, 13:19:57 »
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Interest Checks / Re: [IC] GMK Dragon Witch | GB DATE CONFIRMED
« Last post by Kiririn on Sat, 20 April 2024, 12:46:48 »
GB date has been confirmed for May 20, 2024!
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Off Topic / Laptop recommendation?
« Last post by Naweo on Sat, 20 April 2024, 12:40:11 »
Hi guys,

I am currently using a Microsoft Surface 7, 2 years old, for work use when traveling and such. I think it is beginning to be a bit slow, and/or it is just not able to handle my tasks.

I generally use it just for browsing/work, opening various platforms collecting data for investment and trading. However, opening many browser tabs is something I do and my 16 gb Laptop starts to feel a bit slow sometimes.

I was looking to diagnose the problem, and maybe I need to upgrade a laptop?

I tend to use two USBC thunder bolt portable uperfect screens with my Microsoft Surface laptop 7. However, when having tabs open etc its laggy and slow.

As far as upgrading laptops go, I was looking to:

Microsoft Studio Laptop 2
+ Screen versatility
+ Strong CPU
+ Capability of 64 gb ram (Not sure if 32 gb is enough. My surface 7 often maxes out the 16 gb)
- A bit heavy

Asus Zenbook Duo 2024
+ Two screens
+ Strong CPU & Ram (32gb) and no need for the heavy graphics card integrated in the laptop.
- Not sure if the 32 gb is enough
- Two screens are nice for general use, but sometimes when traveling the two screens forced use could be a bit much when you can actually use portable screens.

Anyone got suggestions?
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Off Topic / Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Last post by tp4tissue on Sat, 20 April 2024, 12:30:57 »
Damn amazon peanuts sale, problem is you have to load up around 15lbs to get all the right coupons.

Peanuts are 50% fats, so if you eat this, you will gain roughly 5-7Lbs of flab.
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Other Geeky Stuff / Re: SSD capacity
« Last post by Coreda on Sat, 20 April 2024, 12:06:58 »
I'm all for buying used enterprise hardware, but not drives. The wear stats on those drive are insane, spinning rust or solid state. It's like buying a bike off a pro-tour cyclist in training

They do have greater endurance though and if the use case is mostly write once read many then even a well-used drive that still has enough endurance left would suit. One can't even buy HDDs over 30-30TB while SSDs have already far surpassed that capacity.

Drives can die at any point, whether new or used. The only difference is the warranty. Various sellers of such used drives offer their own warranties, so up to the user if they're comfortable with that route. Eg: one can buy used 16TB helium HDDs for like a third the price, so you could buy three for a RAID and just replace if one happens to fail (or get a replacement if within the used seller warranty) vs a single one with a manufacturer warranty.
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Other Geeky Stuff / Re: SSD capacity
« Last post by _rubik on Sat, 20 April 2024, 11:48:45 »
Enterprise drives are where the highest capacities are at.

- 15TB used NVMe SSDs from data centers could be bought for $700 last year before prices rose (again).
- The Soldigm 61TB (NVMe) model was selling new for $3700 late last year before the price rises pushed it to $6400.
- Someone on Reddit was selling a 100TB Nimbus SSD (SATA only) with 70% wear for $3k.

They also have better endurance than consumer drives. Eg: the current Solidgm ~8TB (QLC, NVMe) model is twice the endurance of Samsung's QVO (QLC, SATA) equivalent. Their 61TB model endurance is 65PBW (petabytes written not terabytes).

I'm all for buying used enterprise hardware, but not drives. The wear stats on those drive are insane, spinning rust or solid state. It's like buying a bike off a pro-tour cyclist in training
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