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  1. Hi, very basic question - is it necessary to clean a computer proactively? Open and clean the inside? Only if there is a mesh that can be pulled out from the outside? How often on average? How to clean your computer? Vacuum Cleaner? Assuming most people do not have a compressor at home, is it advisable to use compressed air spray or something like that? (Will the cold gas coming out of the spray tank not be a problem? The fear that it will cool the components too much and then water will condense on them and may cause shortening / corrosion damage) Thanks in advance
  2. Is 5 hours considered weak? (I think on the MacBook Pro I get less than that ...) What is considered a good realistic time to get from a laptop?
  3. Answering myself, for the benefit of other people that it will interest them: There is a significant improvement in charging times. My impression is that this is an improvement of a few tens of percent in charging times, some claim it cuts them in half. Here is a table that summarizes one of the comparisons: Loading Time (Seconds) Xbox Stock Drive Xbox SSHD Xbox SSD PS4 Stock Drive PS4 SSHD PS4 SSD Average (like-for-like tests) 54.1 36.9 31.8 43.9 38.3 31.6 Total 1138.0 701.6 605.0 835.3 728.6 601.5 Source: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2016-should-you-upgrade-your-xbox-one-with-an-ssd Personally, the nature of my use does not justify it (not much play, fabric (Playing in a specific game and experiencing long load times only once before the start of the game and in a specific game, in others reasonable load times). If a defective drive needs to be replaced, it seems to me worth the extra financial investment. On the other hand, with the relatively low price of new consoles, it may already be worth taking the opportunity and rejuvenating with an up-to-date console. (Not relevant to me, because unfortunately the new consoles do not support Kinect).
  4. What improvement is expected if I replace the disk in the Xbox One S with an SSD drive? How significant will it be and in what cases? (I just do not know if the disk is a real limitation, or because due to the hardware of the console switching to ssd will not give a significant improvement) Thanks in advance for answering
  5. 'The launch itself is expected in the last quarter of this year for the various platforms. This means that we are probably expected to receive processors in November. "When do you think it is likely that the availability of processors, motherboards, DDR5 memories, etc. will allow the assembly of specifications based on the new processors? (I know this is a guess, but maybe an intelligent guess will suffice here to get an order of magnitude) Is this really a leap worth postponing the purchase of a new computer until we see what the new generation has to offer? (There's always something new on the horizon, and if we wait all the time to see the new generation then we'll never buy a computer, but if it's a game changer it might be worth the wait this time, right?) Thank you
  6. Thanks again for all the information and help I did not understand what software it is
  7. Thanks. One kWh costs about half a shekel. In a day (24 hours) it costs about one kWh, which is about half a shekel in terms of the cost of electricity. Sounds really small to me compared to the wear and tear (which according to what was written before, is hard to expect in the long run)
  8. Thanks. So if I understand correctly: the main (and almost the only) thing I can do is back up the important stuff. (I must point out that I have a problem backing up everything - for example code: there is the source I would like to back up, but usually the projects also contain files related to IDE, compiled files, etc., which there is no point in backing up and they are. (I guess It's better to back them up too so as not to lose the code in case of a crash. Almost nothing, among other things: it does not matter to separate the operating system (and software) on a separate disk and put the data on a separate drive, no wear and tear as a result of the computer being on for a long time, choice between mechanical HDD and SSD should be made with speed / cost considerations Benefit / budget and there is no rule of thumb as to what is better in terms of reliability / long-term survival. (Did I get it right?) Should something be done to get this alert? Crash? Is there any recommended software / guide for understanding the results? (I ran CrystalDiskInfo, but there is a lot of data there that tells me nothing ...)
  9. Thanks. Is there a way to evaluate it inaccurately to get a rough estimate?
  10. Thanks for the comments. As for the backup - you are of course absolutely right, and a backup on an external disk will never be equal to a backup in a cloud service, and a drive can always stop working suddenly. But, not everything is backed up - the "important" things are backed up, but if God forbid everything goes then you find that there are also "unimportant" things that you did not respond to that it is a pity that they suddenly disappeared. Even if there is a backup, messing with the recovery is unpleasant (what's more there are things that need to be reinstalled, etc.). Therefore, if it is possible to avoid crashes or reduce the chance - this is something I am definitely interested in, so I think the questions I asked are relevant. Regarding the use of the disk when the computer is just on - I see that even when the computer is not in use, the light in the case that indicates the use of the HDD is on intermittently. Is there a glitch / problem that causes disk access even though there should not have been such an access? Another question - what is the expected lifespan of an HDD / SSD? Is there anything that indicates that the drive is about to end its life / that it is worthwhile to make a proactive replacement before a crash?
  11. Hi, (I did not know what the appropriate forum is. If this is not the place, please move the discussion to the correct forum) What does it mean in terms of computer wear and tear when left for a long time, compared to the option to turn off the computer when not in use? Specifically, my computer is on all the time, 24/7, but in "normal" periods it is only used on weekends, and all week it is just on and off ... At other times it is used, say 12 hours a day, and then there are 12 consecutive hours that are not touched. . Does this make sense in terms of wear and tear? Which components are damaged? Is it better to turn off when not in use for several hours? (What is the rule of thumb? I probably will not turn off the computer when I take an hour break, but what about 4 hours? Night? 24 hours?) How do you calculate the cost of power when the computer is idle (say, how much do I cost 12 hours in them One does not touch the computer but it stays on)? This is a desktop computer, which does not go into sleep mode or anything like that. Thanks in advance
  12. Hi, I have some questions about the reliability and wear and tear of an ssd drive compared to a "regular" / magnetic / mechanical hard drive (do not know what to call it, I would love to know what the "official" name is). 1. I have seen that there are drives that indicate longevity in hours. Do these hours also count the hours during which the computer is running but not in use (i.e. the computer is idle but not being used)? Is there a difference in this respect between a drive used for the operating system, and another drive that has material to work with? (Is there any "shutdown" of an unused drive? Is this possible only on a drive that does not hold the operating system?) 2. What does it mean in terms of drive wear when leaving the computer on for a long time, compared to shutting down the computer when not Use it? (Is there a difference between HDD and SSD?) (Specifically, my computer is on all the time, 24/7, but during "normal" periods it is only used on weekends, and all week it is just on and off ...) 3. Is there a rule of thumb Regarding reliability in "normal" use? Which one is more reliable over time? (Let's ignore for a moment the difference quickly) Is there a difference between a drive used by the operating system (and as such I assume it is used for a significant portion of the time it is on), and another drive that has files to work with (and I assume it is used only when actually working on the computer)? What about a drive that will store files that are rarely used (say photo archive)? (My thought is about the viability of a larger ssd drive, and is divided into two partitions, as opposed to two physical drives. Again, in terms of reliability / wear over time) 4. What about a drive used for backup and not usually connected to a computer? In the distant past I heard something about A drive that if it is not connected to the computer / the computer will be off for a long time then there is a danger to the information because the drive does not receive voltage.Is this true? Is in this case a mechanical drive over ssd?
  13. If still relevant - personally a 24 "monitor at 16:10 was much more convenient for me than a 16: 9 monitor. If you still produce such, I recommend considering going for something like this.
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