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Old 2019-12-11, 01:35   #287
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I imagine James made this rather generic because of not knowing what anyone's folder structure would be. Perhaps he can elaborate on his usage of catching an exit code at the top.
I am not the author of the bash version (nor the Python version), I don't remember offhand who the original author was.
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Old 2019-12-11, 17:35   #288
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I am not the author of the bash version (nor the Python version), I don't remember offhand who the original author was.
I had to study it for a while to determine what I could remove. This was anything to do with a RAM drive. It is not like days gone by when I could run assignments in just a scant few seconds. At the current level, it takes 11 seconds for each, give or take a fraction. Of course, the smaller they become, the longer it will take. I am not overly concerned about hard-drive damage at this pace. I considered using a USB drive for this, and may yet. I would have to determine what needs to be changed.
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Old 2019-12-11, 18:28   #289
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considered using a USB drive for this, and may yet.
Don't. USB flash drives are made of cheap, and cannot sustain repeated write cycles. They are NOT the same as SSDs. Use your HDD by all means. Use your SSD if you want. Do not use a flash drive.
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Don't. USB flash drives are made of cheap, and cannot sustain repeated write cycles. They are NOT the same as SSDs. Use your HDD by all means. Use your SSD if you want. Do not use a flash drive.
Understood. That machine is not SSD capable. Too old. It has a spinner in it.
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That machine is not SSD capable. Too old.
I find that hard to believe. It has no SATA ports? They've been on every motherboard since, what, 2006 or so?
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I find that hard to believe. It has no SATA ports? They've been on every motherboard since, what, 2006 or so?
Its spinner is SATA. I will have to look again. I don't remember seeing any sockets like what my i7 board has...
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And I've actually put SSDs in machines with only PATA ports. PATA to SATA converters don't cost much. And even a very old system gets nicer to use with that upgrade.
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PATA SSDs do exist although they seem to cost more than SATA(make sense as low volume). Generally though if a system is old enough to not support SATA then it probably is slow for other reasons and the cpu will be super inefficient.
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PATA SSDs do exist although they seem to cost more than SATA(make sense as low volume). Generally though if a system is old enough to not support SATA then it probably is slow for other reasons and the cpu will be super inefficient.
No SSD sockets. I just checked. This machine was made in 2012. HP makes everything proprietary. There are expansion cards, into which, SSD's can be plugged. I do not know how much trouble this would be to use.

It has an i5-3570 CPU, so it is a quite dull razor. It runs Ubuntu pretty well, and mprime. Beyond ECM's, I don't think about it. I am using the GPU in it at the moment. It also is at the bottom end of the scale. GTX 750Ti. James' 3400M's take about 11 seconds each.

Not being my primary machine, its advantage is, if there is one, I can leave this sit and run for really long periods and not have to worry about it.
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No SSD sockets. I just checked. This machine was made in 2012. HP makes everything proprietary. There are expansion cards, into which, SSD's can be plugged. I do not know how much trouble this would be to use.
You must be confusing SSD drives with the newer M.2 drives.

SSD drives have standard SATA interfaces and can be used with any system that has standard SATA ports (the same ports your mechanical drives are attached to). No special SSD sockets are required.
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No SSD sockets. I just checked.
You said your mechanical HDD is SATA, therefore it's plugged into a SATA port on the motherboard. Follow the cable to the motherboard, see where it's plugged in, and very likely there's one or more other SATA ports (the blue things in this picture) available next to it.
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