[LAU] buying a new laptop

Chris Cannam cannam at all-day-breakfast.com
Tue Sep 6 10:05:52 UTC 2011


On 6 September 2011 11:00, Jeremy Jongepier <autostatic at gmail.com> wrote:
> True, the hard drive is one of the weakest points, I replaced it with a SSD.

So did I, at great expense.  Then the SSD failed about six months later.

Good general warning there -- if you're using an SSD, make sure your
backups are current.  Unlike a typical old-fashioned hard drive
failure, you get no warning when an SSD fails and you will lose
everything irrevocably, instantly.  And they do still fail relatively


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