Displays Is turning your monitor on and off bad for it?

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Darth Shiv

TS Evangelist
Oooo, different story now, yet still more than they're worth here or anywhere. Why would you fabricate that ridiculous price in the first place? Needed something to say? That's actually rather clever in a boorish, ham handed sort of way, inventing statistics to suit the BS you're trying to spread. You should be in advertising.
The price isn't heinously out of line. It was in fact the price I paid for my last 1TB drive. YOU are the one making it seem like a big deal.

Nobody said it was supposed. I don't put any data files on the OS drive anyway. , reinstalling an operating system is far from a big deal, and certainly nothing I would ever need your help in doing. I also don't really need a course in data moving for dummies.
My point all along is the time to recover from a failure. I don't want to spend the time doing it. And there is a fair bit of time in it.


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Since you can install Windows or many Linux OSes with a dozen clicks, that doesn't really seem like a big deal either. Well, perhaps it is to the perennially dull of wit individuals you're apparently used to dealing with.
This is not really targetted at you as you seem to have no problem with doing this. A dozen clicks apparently enables (the minimum of) the following:
  • Run Windows installer
  • Install chipset drivers
  • Install service pack
  • Install video, sound, network, SATA drivers
  • Install security updates (post SP updates)
  • Install browser (and potentially addons - so IE8? FF? Safari? Chrome? Whatever)
  • Install Office apps
  • Install messenging client
  • Install security apps (virus checker? 3rd party firewall perhaps?)

All I am saying (and this is my last point) is that I don't want to do that, plus install my games, dev environments etc more often than I need to. Once is good enough for me. I'd rather spend the rest of the time doing something else.

You seem to be happy with that. Good for you. Others might not.
 

captaincranky

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All I am saying (and this is my last point) is that I don't want to do that, plus install my games, dev environments etc more often than I need to. Once is good enough for me. I'd rather spend the rest of the time doing something else.
Great, this makes a good case for what I'm saying. Use imaging software to deal with the OS and program installs, but use copy and paste for the data. Those two things should be on discreet drives anyway, not partitions, at least for those who are as heavily invested as you claim to be.

Sometimes a fresh install clears up a lot of debris, such as things you haven't used in years, aren't happy with or simply no longer find necessary. As such, it can be worth the extra effort.

You'll have to forgive me but the issue of your HDD pricing, seems like it was tailored to fit the statistics you were trying to create.

If you did indeed pay $175.00 dollars in anybody's money for a 1TB internal drive, then realize we all get punished for being the first kid on the block to have one.

I once paid $218.00 USD for a 2GB kit of DDR2 667Mhz. Not 2 years later I was able to buy the same RAM, (but in 800Mhz) for $24.00, Ouch.....my a**, now that I think back on it!
 
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