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comment When reading SSD drive specs, what's the difference between MB/s and IOPS?
Former measures throughput, latter latency.
Dec
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comment What features of Windows 8.1 Pro will not work without a Microsoft Account?
The gotcha is that Microsoft will be sad.
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May
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comment How can a 10GB VirutalBox file system store 11GB of data?
Have you taken into account hard links?
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comment Recover RAID 5 data after created new array instead of re-using
If this was on StackOverflow I would've just given you 500 rep with a bounty... this answer is absolutely amazing.
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Oct
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comment Any benefit or detriment from removing a pagefile on an 8GB RAM machine?
@quux: No, I can't guarantee that either. So when I have to compile Chromium (for example), I just turn on my pagefile. In all other times, I turn off my pagefile. No need to be certain about anything -- a little control on the user's part can go a long way.
Oct
27
comment Any benefit or detriment from removing a pagefile on an 8GB RAM machine?
@DavidSchwartz: Right, but at what point, exactly, do you have "enough" RAM? It seems like you would make the same claim no matter how much RAM the host has... which seems a little unreasonable to me. At some point RAM has to be sufficient, right? quux: You would free up unnecessary disk space, and also avoid unnecessary I/O (which, even though prioritized, still affects other things somewhat).
Oct
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comment Any benefit or detriment from removing a pagefile on an 8GB RAM machine?
@David: Not sure why it's different, but I have Win 7 x64 too. (I'm talking more about what I've noticed practically, rather than what the system is reporting -- I haven't checked that in a while.) And yes, while I agree that free RAM is wasted RAM, it wouldn't be wasted if it was used for duplicating information the same way the page file would, right?
Oct
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comment Any benefit or detriment from removing a pagefile on an 8GB RAM machine?
@David: So you're assuming that memory that is otherwise unused is always used for caching data? That's a nice idea, but I've never seen Windows cache 2 GiB of data. (I have 6 GiB of RAM, and I rarely even use 2 GiB of it at once, except for when I occasionally create 4-GiB RAM disks. Never do I notice Windows caching anything on the order of gigabytes -- it's usually a hundred or so megabytes max, after which it starts writing to the disk like crazy.)
Oct
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comment Any benefit or detriment from removing a pagefile on an 8GB RAM machine?
Let's say you don't use more than 50% of your RAM. Why can't the backing store be somewhere else in RAM, instead of on a hard disk? (If that 50% limit is exceeded, then the OS could switch to using the disk as a backing store, obviously. But why should it do so from the very start?)
Oct
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answered How to clear Windows disk read cache?
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comment How to use SMTP to send mail to some host?
QQ why don't servers make typos! :( +1
Aug
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comment How to use SMTP to send mail to some host?
@Adam: Right, but how do I actually do this? Gmail seems to refuse any connection unless I use TLS...
Aug
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comment How to use SMTP to send mail to some host?
@Adams: Thanks for the info. So you're saying I don't need TLS? If so, how would I go about sending unsecure mail?