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Jun
15
comment Seagate Momentus XT hybrid drive and VMWare virtual disks
So? They have RAM, Solid State Storage and platters. Exactly in this order when viewed from controller's side.
Jun
15
comment Seagate Momentus XT hybrid drive and VMWare virtual disks
Yes we already established that hybrid drives are beneficial in any disk-related situation as drive only sees data. But just as a sidenote: I'm not sure why Seagate decided to use slower 5400 disks for their XT version instead of faster 7200. The Gen2 750GB disk used to be 7200 afaik, but they added 500GB and 1TB with 5400 speed. Stupid in my opinion. One would buy hybrid to gain some speed, but then buying a slower disk with SSD is a bad combination.
Jun
15
comment Seagate Momentus XT hybrid drive and VMWare virtual disks
@Moab I just realised that you somehow messed up the idea of hybrid drives. You're mentioning RAM all the time, while XT hybrid drive has small SSD and RAM as well.
Apr
14
comment How does one know a DLL is actually safe to use?
@fixer1234 I'd say that, #2 has a higher probability. Can you please make your comment an answer so I can accept it as the best possible answer to this rather vague question. Thanks.
Apr
10
comment How does one know a DLL is actually safe to use?
@fixer1234 you're right. If those didn't find anything, not even a false positive, then there are only two options. 1. File is fine 2. File has a completely new virus with some completely new way of execution...
Apr
10
comment How does one know a DLL is actually safe to use?
Ha ha. Very funny. You should go into comedy. 😝
Apr
10
comment How does one know a DLL is actually safe to use?
@DavidSchwartz Unknown source so nothing to base my trust on. I'd like to go with more than just guts or trust. I'd like a more specific test.
Apr
10
revised How does one know a DLL is actually safe to use?
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Apr
10
asked How does one know a DLL is actually safe to use?
Feb
23
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
9
comment SSD or hybrid discs
My comment was based on this blog post from Joel Spolsky joelonsoftware.com/items/2009/03/27.html
Jan
28
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Dec
15
comment Strange noise on my ASUS notebook speakers
Faulty speakers it was. Computer replaced, everything's bliss... 😊
Dec
15
accepted Strange noise on my ASUS notebook speakers
Dec
13
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Dec
12
comment Track which program launches a certain process?
+1 for thoroughness and hands-on approach.
Dec
12
comment Track which program launches a certain process?
@barlop: I agree with you. My suggestions aren't solutions and most of them are aimed at mitigating this problem rather than solving it. I edited my answer a bit so others reading it won't feel as angry as you did. ;) but if it's of any reconsiliation, OP didn't provide information how that specific process is running. My #1 and #2 are aimed more like at processes that we see running under svchost and in this case my #1 and #2 would do just fine. FWIW their process could be hosted as well.
Dec
12
revised Track which program launches a certain process?
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Dec
12
comment Strange noise on my ASUS notebook speakers
Running Ubuntu didn't change anything. It will have to be replaced.
Dec
12
comment Strange noise on my ASUS notebook speakers
Trued Ubuntu, same result. I suppose that rules out drivers/software problem. It must be HW then... Time to replace the unit.