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Comment: Re: Easy Solution (Score 1) 216

by Gr8Apes (#49354617) Attached to: Broadband ISP Betrayal Forces Homeowner To Sell New House

Companies are more important than individuals. They generate more tax revenue than any single citizen. The government will side with business over any two-bit shit costumer any day of the week, and with good reason.

Um, there's no good reason you've listed there. Protecting income is not what the government should be about at all, and is a good reason to ditch it.

Comment: Re:noatime,nodiratime (Score 1) 204

by Gr8Apes (#49338221) Attached to: Apple Doubles MacBook Pro R/W Performance
Hands down, Apple's HFS system should be replaced with something better, one of the more modern FS's out of Linux/BSD land would be perfect. However, I should mention you can plug other fs's into OSX today, and I've been considering ZFS for a while now, just haven't had the time to plug it in and test it.

Comment: Re:noatime,nodiratime (Score 1) 204

by Gr8Apes (#49328491) Attached to: Apple Doubles MacBook Pro R/W Performance
They theoretically hit it, I can tell you real world speeds are significantly lower, even for heavy I/O tasks. The Samsung 840s run about 120 MB/s, the 850s are supposed to better than double that, and in RAID0, I should hit a consistent 400MB/s minimum. As soon as I have the time, I'll plug them in and see.

Comment: Re:noatime,nodiratime (Score 1) 204

by Gr8Apes (#49328463) Attached to: Apple Doubles MacBook Pro R/W Performance
Well, I'm not sure the disk performance crown resides with Linux anymore, unless you're running full bore PCIe X4 at a minimum, however you manage to get there, on a single drive. I'm 100% positive that Linux takes the crown in other configurations, but that won't be on a laptop you can quickly take with you, unless I missed a product announcement recently.

Comment: Re:As a recent buyer of a mid-2014 MBP (Score 1) 204

by Gr8Apes (#49327601) Attached to: Apple Doubles MacBook Pro R/W Performance

But but but... USB 3.0 is the snizzle! Or so everyone says.

I personally think USB should be retired to the same place as IDE, RLL, ATA and all those other bad idea shared bus solutions. The only ones that worked well, IMNSHO, are SCSI type solutions, including SATA, which can now be overwhelmed by a couple of top end SSDs running in RAID0.

Comment: Re:noatime,nodiratime (Score 0) 204

by Gr8Apes (#49324829) Attached to: Apple Doubles MacBook Pro R/W Performance
I'm still waiting for the next laptop to even meet 2 years ago Apple's model. Hint: 750Mbs continuous speed is the limit of SATA-III. Show me a standard SSD that hits that. Hint, the brand new relatively well thought of top brand I just bought only comes near that number, and not on continuous mixed R/W operation, even in a 2 drive RAID0. Last year's MBP handily beats it in disk I/O performance. Maybe if I get 4 in RAID0 I'll be equal. Unless, of course, you're talking about those PCIe drives (they're a whole different class of SSD, and priced appropriately.)

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