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bio website neolisk.com
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  • MCSD: Web Applications (since 12/14/2013).
  • MCPD: Windows Developer .NET 3.5 (since 09/16/2012).
  • Specializing in anything VB.NET, experienced using .NET 4.0 WinForms & ADO.NET.
  • Researcher at heart, always looking for ways to improve.

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Nov
7
comment Is there still a reason to choose a 10,000 RPM hard drive over an SSD?
@ChrisPratt: Sorry, my maths was off, that makes it 15 times. This also coincides with another statistics I've read previously, 3% failure rate for some SSDs, 0.3% for others.
Nov
7
comment Is there still a reason to choose a 10,000 RPM hard drive over an SSD?
@ChrisPratt: Correct. You can check MTBF, for example - most SSDs have 2M hours, most consumer HDDs had 700K last time I checked. Also a quick google search found this - SSD Annual Failure Rates Around 1.5%, HDDs About 5%. Also note that not SSDs are created the same, I don't want to advertise, but some are 10x more reliable by return statistics. There is no significant lifespan difference for HDDs between brands, from what I know. So that's 30 times reliability difference SSDs vs HDDs.
Nov
7
comment Is there still a reason to choose a 10,000 RPM hard drive over an SSD?
@ChrisPratt: Unless a company provides data conversion services, i.e. need to convert/write 100GB of data per hour, backup services or similar, I don't see why SSDs won't work.
Nov
7
comment Is there still a reason to choose a 10,000 RPM hard drive over an SSD?
@ChrisPratt: You are missing the point that consumer grade HDDs are much-much worse than consumer grade SSDs. I.e. even a small shop cannot afford to have server racks fitted with consumer HDDs, they are just not meant to handle 24/7 loads. SSDs on the other hand are fine with that, they don't produce as much heat and most operations are reads, so it does not wear them out at all. This is especially true for databases. HDDs wear is mechanical wear, so that's the difference.
Nov
6
answered Is there still a reason to choose a 10,000 RPM hard drive over an SSD?
Sep
14
comment Should I disable swap file if I have lots of RAM or should I move it to a virtual RAM drive?
@DanNeely: +1. One of the Warhammer games does it too. :)
Sep
14
comment Should I disable swap file if I have lots of RAM or should I move it to a virtual RAM drive?
I am running with swap disabled on my home PC, never had an issue. 16GB of RAM. This can accommodate host + VMWare guest running development environment (VS2010 + SQL server 2014). OS is Windows 7.
Aug
28
awarded  Notable Question
May
28
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
28
awarded  Caucus
Mar
9
comment How to disable the skype ads (advertisement)?
Please also include this line 127.0.0.1 ad-emea.doubleclick.net Found here.
Feb
27
comment Boot ISO from HDD from UEFI?
Does this have any relevance to your question? reboot.pro/topic/18182-uefi-multi-make-multi-boot-usb-drive
Feb
26
awarded  Teacher
Feb
16
comment How can I reset the password on a Windows 7 VM under VMware 4 on Mac Lion?
Seems like this option no longer works (or at least not for VMs). Tried on Windows 7 VM @ VMWare Player 10. Says something about not being able to find NT hash, so passwords cannot be reset.
Jan
23
answered Clipboard operations (copy/paste) often stop working on VMWare Workstation
Jan
23
comment Clipboard operations (copy/paste) often stop working on VMWare Workstation
Same issue - Windows 7 x64 inside Windows 7 x64. Random. Very random.
Jan
8
comment Create/rename a file/folder that begins with a dot in Windows?
How come this is not an accepted answer?
Jan
7
comment Why is a subst drive usable from a command prompt but not Windows 7 explorer
+1. Still works in Windows Server 2012. Needs a restart.
Jan
6
accepted Cannot create a folder because such folder already exists?
Jan
6
comment Cannot create a folder because such folder already exists?
@Darius: Correct. And somehow instead of copying stuff into a folder, it created a file with this folder's name (and no extension). See Axel's comment.