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by chrispop99
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Transfer Windows 8 installation to a new drive
Replies: 26
Views: 424

Re: Transfer Windows 8 installation to a new drive

It is good but it costs ~50 bucks. Not worth it if you just want to use Clonezilla occasionally. No it doesn't, $11 to download the most recent version, $49 to get a years worth of access. Worth every cent of that too, in my opinion. It's a single-person project, and was free for years, but the dev...
by chrispop99
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Transfer Windows 8 installation to a new drive
Replies: 26
Views: 424

Re: Transfer Windows 8 installation to a new drive

I researched this recently, and it seemed common wisdom advised this as the best method: https://www.easeus.com/partition-manager/epm-free.html I didn't clone the install in the end so can't speak of its efficacy. IIRC, you have to install it first and you have to enter you email adress to download...
by chrispop99
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: ssd trim <Answered>
Replies: 18
Views: 378

Re: ssd trim

Since kernel 2.6.30 the default state is relatime. This reduces writes significantly whilst still providing a degree of time-stamping.

Even without noatime, the likely life of a modern SSD is much longer than the hardware around it, and significanly longer than a spinner.

Chris
by chrispop99
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Transfer Windows 8 installation to a new drive
Replies: 26
Views: 424

Re: Transfer Windows 8 installation to a new drive

I researched this recently, and it seemed common wisdom advised this as the best method:

https://www.easeus.com/partition-manager/epm-free.html

I didn't clone the install in the end so can't speak of its efficacy.

Chris
by chrispop99
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: ssd trim <Answered>
Replies: 18
Views: 378

Re: ssd trim

With regard to noatime, I used to add that to earlier SSD's, but their lifespan is so high now that I don't bother. I don't use swap however, and set swappiness to 1.

Chris
by chrispop99
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: ssd trim <Answered>
Replies: 18
Views: 378

Re: ssd trim

fehlix wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:06 pm
fstrim might be smart enough not to harm you ssd, even when the ssd would not support trim. But better check twice
I had some early SSD's that didn't support trim, and if you tried, trim refused to run.

As you say, no harm in checking though.

Chris
by chrispop99
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: ssd trim <Answered>
Replies: 18
Views: 378

Re: ssd trim

If trim is started by cron.weekly, it will be logged in var/log/trim.log . I would suggest having a look in that log a month or so and see if a trim operation has occurred. If that wasn't the case, you could use cron.daily instead, but I think that would be overkill. If you want to do it manually, e...
by chrispop99
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Community Fun
Topic: Impressive live stream of Florence's fury from offshore
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Impressive live stream of Florence's fury from offshore

Wow! It's just unimaginable what it would be like to be there.

Chris
by chrispop99
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: What are those extra numbers in Orage calendar?
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: What are those extra numbers in Orage calendar?

Week numbers, would guess.

Chris
by chrispop99
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Site Help
Topic: New user having problem registering
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: New user having problem registering

Thanks Rich; I'll let him know.

Chris

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