General PC Help Thread 2

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by Knoydolig Llawen » Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:33 pm

The biggest advantage I can see is they seem to be marginally faster than the competing brands, but given that this will be my first move into the world of SSDs, anything is going to be an improvement.

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by Xeno » Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:36 pm

My only gripe with samsung SSD's are they run strawberry floating hot. That said I have never had one fail on me and they are fast as balls. I think most people like them as they are sturdy and unlike everything else they make the SSD range are very reliable. They have earned the rep they have.

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by That's not a growth » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:57 pm

From what I understand, Samsung are one of the few companies that actually manufacturers the memory modules on SSDs, and they tend to come top of benchmarks and are reasonably priced.

WD are good too. Not sure on any others, although SanDisk is the only one I've had problems with, but that was years ago.

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by Knoydolig Llawen » Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:06 pm

That's not a growth wrote:From what I understand, Samsung are one of the few companies that actually manufacturers the memory modules on SSDs, and they tend to come top of benchmarks and are reasonably priced.

WD are good too. Not sure on any others, although SanDisk is the only one I've had problems with, but that was years ago.

Apparently WD use SanDisk drives.

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by Mafro » Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:07 pm

Can anyone recommend me a decent little small-form-factor PC? Nothing too expensive, all I really need it for is to run Visual Studio 2019 so 8GB is probably a must. Can't be strawberry floated using Bootcamp on my MacBook any more.

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by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas » Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:12 pm

How small are you thinking, just like a smaller desktop type or something really small like a NUC (Mac Mini style PC)?

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by Mafro » Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:26 pm

Jenuall wrote:How small are you thinking, just like a smaller desktop type or something really small like a NUC (Mac Mini style PC)?

Something like a Mac Mini.

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by Ding Dong Merrilly on Hide » Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:10 pm

Qikz wrote:
Winckle wrote:Samsung is the top dog in the SSD space.


I recently got an M2 SSD from Samsung to go alongside my two normal SSDs from them and by god best decision ever.


I've got my eye on one of those atm but need to check if it'll fit on my mobo.

Fairly confident it will but probably best to check.

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by Qikzmas » Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:10 pm

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Qikz wrote:
Winckle wrote:Samsung is the top dog in the SSD space.


I recently got an M2 SSD from Samsung to go alongside my two normal SSDs from them and by god best decision ever.


I've got my eye on one of those atm but need to check if it'll fit on my mobo.

Fairly confident it will but probably best to check.


If you've got an M2 port it will do, but be warned they're really awkward to screw in - they come with the worlds smallest screw it felt like to me.

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by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas » Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:43 pm

Mafro wrote:
Jenuall wrote:How small are you thinking, just like a smaller desktop type or something really small like a NUC (Mac Mini style PC)?

Something like a Mac Mini.

It's not a market that I'm massively familiar with but there are loads of mini PCs available these days, here's a list from Ebuyer for example: Micro or Mini PCs. These will all be about Mac Mini scale.

I know the Intel specific "Next Unit of Computing" ones are pretty well regarded but beyond that I'd look at price/specs/reviews and see what fits for you

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