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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Originally Ganinesville, Fl but currently Tokyo, Japan
Re: Buyers remorse??? - 12-11-2008, 07:47 AM
For safety purposes, it would never hurt to have a clone of your drive and keep it with you on travel. Better safe than sorry right
As for the new drives from MDD. The Runcores are supposed to be pretty good however, there is only one person on this forum that has received theirs already. That would be ChrisUCF99. You can see his thread here. He also has benchmarks of that drive in that thread as well. So in all honesty, I couldn't tell you about the reliability of that particular drive. You might want to post a question to him in that thread or shoot him a pm. Since he has had it for a few days maybe he can clarify a few things for you. But again, like I said, they are supposed to be good drives. Me personally, I would keep both drives with me and run the new Runcore in your machine. That is just me though
Hope that helps
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: The Great State of Michigan
Re: Buyers remorse??? - 12-11-2008, 10:02 PM
With that said I'm not a windows user, and this is the FIRST computer I've ever bought with Windows pre-installed (for the time being... XP will be removed shortly). The initial boot up was slower than... well lets say the setup allowed buyers remorse to set in. 30 minutes later when I was finally able to use the machine everything was nice and snappy... and bliss started to creep in.
Now more towards your point about SDD failure any technology is prone to fail. If your data is important back up & back up the back up. What I would do personally, if I was using XP on my mini for actually work, would be to auto sync my documents folder to a compact flash card that I always keep in the card reader. I would also use Mesh (free is good right) to sync my documents online. I would also want carry a flash drive in my back that could help me quickly recover, albeit in a limited state.
Partition Map Scheme: GUID Partition Table
Mini Status: Non-functional; waiting on Dell Service
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Ketchum, ID
Re: Buyers remorse??? - 12-13-2008, 05:31 AM
I don't know if you'd consider mine "road warrior" use, but I use my Mini9 everyday, all day, pretty much supplanting my MacBook Pro 17". I'm an onsite computer technician, and I use it to configure wireless networks, setup hardware, video chat with base, maintain calendars, voicemail, Gizmo5 (mobile IP telephony), and type up documents. I love the thing, and have modded it (to use the Apple remote) to also give presentations (keynote) to clients for training. I think the only thing I may do is to swap the keyboard out for the Euro one since it'll have all the keys for better typing. I wish they were all the same size so I could Dvorak it, but I make do.
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