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There are things about computers you fundamentally don't
understand, and I can prove this by reposting messages you've put
up on other lists that indicate you think bigger is better. That's
true to a point, but your specifications go way past that point,
on to the point of just tossing money around for the sake thereof.
. Your specifications are fantastic, even for a commercial data
center, but you forgot one thing--the size of the internal drives.
2TB? a 10000RPM drive and only 2TB? 64GB of system memory, 95% of
which you'll never use, and only 8TB of combined storage? Come on,
man--if you're going to throw money away, why not go for real
broke and get respectably-sized drives, like maybe 12TB, making
your aggregate storage 48TB.
What on earth do you plan on doing with this thing? Putting a
Xeon processor in it and starting Ingram Timesharing or something?
And of course you know that three months after you buy all of
this, which would cost you the better part of at least eight
grand, some component of it would be obsolete, or support for some
hardware component would end abruptly. That's just the way things
are in this business, you know.
And after all of the above, would the songs you write or play be
any better? That's the real question. Never mind the hardware. An
i3 with four gigs of RAM can produce the same music that your
behemoth could, and you could use the leftover money on a
Hi, if I were getting a new computer, here are the
things that I would want first would be the amount of ram
would be at least 64 gb of ram, the fastest ram that would
be supported by the motherboard. Second, would be the
number of hard drives,4 hard drives. drive speed would be
10,000 rpm size of hard drive would be 2tb for each
drive. Latest i7 or in this case i9 processor with 16
coars. Operating system windows 10 pro 2 cd rom drives.
a monitor keyboard, speakers These would be the specs for
a new computer.
From: Jim Rawls
Sent: Apr 15, 2021 3:46 PM
Subject: Re: if you were getting a new computer.
Hi Barbara, is the storage
on OneDrive related to office 365? If not, how
much can you putt on one drive? Jim
Others have mentioned some specs,
but I do have a few other ideas for you to
consider. You probably want to be sure your new
computer has a camera, one which automatically
focuses. Why you ask? If you participate in any
zoom meetings with friends or family, they will want
to see you. Only one of my two computers has a
camera and I must be sure to use it in these
Another suggestion is your backup
situation. There are a lot of ways to do this
nowadays. I currently purchased Office 365 which
has a very reasonable fee system. You can set this
up with your wife and she can have access to your
files. There is a way to do this and also a way not
to share, so you can keep all your secrets! It is
JAWS friendly. You will have lots of storage for
your music or anything else you wish. There are a
variety of packages to select from. Keep in mind
this is where Microsoft is putting all their
efforts, so it will likely always be the most
accessible. I also wanted this so if I am unable to
access my information due to health for example, my
family who I share this with can get access to
important information. There are other cloud
storage options out there, but you may want to look
at those, but after my own review with my sister, we
decided on One Drive.
This would eliminate you looking
for a less expensive version of Office as well.
I also have a network drive.
This has some duplication with the cloud storage,
but I had this before I signed up for Office 365. A
network drive allows me to store and work from this
physical drive which operates via the modem. There
is a password to prevent others from getting
access. It automatically backs up to a mirror drive
so if the primary drive goes bad, all my information
will still be available.
Lots of moving pieces to
It looks like I can select what I
want on the computer I am getting, so, I want your
What would you like on your
computer? Since I am into music, and use music files
for my global voice shows, I obviously want a good
player, and, a good recorder to use. I want win amp
as my primary player, and have been using virtual
recorder, but I’m open to suggestions on any
recorder you like. How much memory etc. would you
like? any of these thoughts are appreciated. I am
running jaws 2018, but will be running jaws 2021 on
my new computer.[Jim
“The most important thing in life is not the triumph but the
struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to
have fought well.”