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Bill Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 29 2015 1:23 PM

My first computer was appropriately named Adam and was made by Coleco. It, too, had a cassette drive and came with a printer.

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BillS | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 29 2015 8:58 PM

Hi Whyndell,

A few months ago, I upgraded to an SSD (512Gb Samsung 850 Pro), about $300 at the time. I'll confess to being a bit disappointed in what turned out to be a 15-20% performance increase, because I already had a very vast SATA 3 hybrid disk drive. If you're willing to settle for 80-85% of SSD performance at only 20% of the cost, consider a hybrid disk drive. If I'd known I'd only get an additional 15% performance on the SSD, I'd have stuck with the hybrid drive.

Here's a link to some prices that are pretty compelling: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=a9_sc_1?rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Ahybrid+disk+drive&keywords=hybrid+disk+drive&ie=UTF8&qid=1442949833

And here's a link to support for the performance numbers I quoted: http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/electronics/detail-page/sc_b00691wmjg-01chart_lg.jpg 

FWIW, I've installed both h/d drive & SSD, & by far it's easier to install an H/D--which the hybrid drive appears to be, to the computer (no requirement to mess with boot order or anything else in the BIOS, as there is with SSD install).

Lastly, whatever h/d drive you have now will fit nicely into a $20 case as a USB connected mass storage drive, after installation.

Grace & Peace,
Bill


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JRS | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 30 2015 8:12 AM

If you want SSD speeds, but aren't eager to get into the technical aspects or open up your computer, here is a great solution. 

Very fast

Weighs only a couple of ounces and fits into a shirt pocket

Available in 250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB      (1TB = 1,000 GB = 1,000,000 MB)

Can be encrypted for security

USB 3.0 but also USB 2.0 compatible

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Gerald P. Swetsky | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 1 2015 3:27 PM

Since we're talking about first computers, I still own my first computer, an IMSAI which I bought in 1977.  It had no video monitor, no keyboard and no printer.  You entered data by entering it byte by byte via front panel switches.

Beat that, youngsters!

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 1 2015 3:35 PM

Big Smile

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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 1 2015 4:20 PM

Gerald P. Swetsky:

Since we're talking about first computers, I still own my first computer, an IMSAI which I bought in 1977.  It had no video monitor, no keyboard and no printer.  You entered data by entering it byte by byte via front panel switches.

Beat that, youngsters!

You win the prize. Is this it? 

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Gerald P. Swetsky | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 1 2015 4:31 PM

Exactamundo!  Big Smile Big Smile

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David Mitchell | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 5 2015 7:32 AM

do it

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