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How to unlock Bios? And a protocol for getting the BIOS screen in aDell Latitude



 
 
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Old April 17th 19, 04:25 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
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Default How to unlock Bios? And a protocol for getting the BIOS screen in a Dell Latitude

On Wed, 17 Apr 2019 00:14:13 +0200, Filip454
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I think TLC is the worst choice you can make.


I see enough bad reviews and unpleasant warrantee experiences to
question brands among newer technology regardless of pricings. The HP
700 series was a 3-yr warrantee -- a little longer TTBW rating for a
little less write-speed ratings -- if otherwise indistinguishable from
the rest of the $30 SSD cost-cutters;- except for the HP brandname
presence, to make it notable among some standing behind their products
for a reputation of being reasonably responsible to a loyal customer
base.
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Old April 17th 19, 11:00 PM posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
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Default How to unlock Bios? And a protocol for getting the BIOS screen ina Dell Latitude

On Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 5:38:22 AM UTC-4, Filip454 wrote:
W dniu 2019-04-16 o*06:33, RayLopez99 pisze:
On Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 3:29:10 PM UTC-4, RayLopez99 wrote:



Just be sure to backup your most important data to HDD. Cheap SSDs are
more prone to fail in general.


OK thanks, this was a $40 SSD drive like Flasherly implies, came with no software 'wizard' apps, so to overprovision I can set up another partition and never use it, or, if I read the internet correctly, if this is a 250 GB drive and I never put more than 200 GB on it (and I don't plan to, it's not even half full and I have no plans to add more programs or files to it), then it's already "overprovisioned" by 250-200 = 50 GB, right? I think so.

I'll just make a mental note to never exceed the 200 GB limit and backup religiously.

RL
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Old April 17th 19, 11:44 PM posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
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Default How to unlock Bios? And a protocol for getting the BIOS screen ina Dell Latitude

W dniu 2019-04-18 o*00:00, RayLopez99 pisze:
On Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 5:38:22 AM UTC-4, Filip454 wrote:
W dniu 2019-04-16 o*06:33, RayLopez99 pisze:
On Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 3:29:10 PM UTC-4, RayLopez99 wrote:



Just be sure to backup your most important data to HDD. Cheap SSDs are
more prone to fail in general.


OK thanks, this was a $40 SSD drive like Flasherly implies, came with no software 'wizard' apps, so to overprovision I can set up another partition and never use it, or, if I read the internet correctly, if this is a 250 GB drive and I never put more than 200 GB on it (and I don't plan to, it's not even half full and I have no plans to add more programs or files to it), then it's already "overprovisioned" by 250-200 = 50 GB, right? I think so.

I'll just make a mental note to never exceed the 200 GB limit and backup religiously.

RL


Well size is the biggest issue when it comes to backup your data. So be
happy that you utilize only 200 GB.

Data hoarding can ruin your whole backup plan.
All my disks are full right now and none of them has a mirror. So I play
Russian roulette every day

HDDs are still too expensive in my opinion. They should be much cheaper,
considering it is an old piece of technology.

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Old April 18th 19, 12:50 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
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Default How to unlock Bios? And a protocol for getting the BIOS screen in a Dell Latitude

On Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:44:18 +0200, Filip454
wrote:

So I play
Russian roulette every day

HDDs are still too expensive in my opinion


Lose something dear to you and, like money, it's only that or relative
to so much endearment. A Leagacy 2T HDD is $60 and a 3T ACHI a few
bucks more.

Aftermarket "black-branded and new" HDDs from Pacific Rim, sold from
late-night shifts, out the back door -- half, a third less than the
above.
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Old April 18th 19, 02:06 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
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Default How to unlock Bios? And a protocol for getting the BIOS screen ina Dell Latitude

W dniu 2019-04-18 o*01:50, Flasherly pisze:
On Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:44:18 +0200, Filip454
wrote:

So I play
Russian roulette every day

HDDs are still too expensive in my opinion


Lose something dear to you and, like money, it's only that or relative
to so much endearment. A Leagacy 2T HDD is $60 and a 3T ACHI a few
bucks more.

Aftermarket "black-branded and new" HDDs from Pacific Rim, sold from
late-night shifts, out the back door -- half, a third less than the
above.


In your country, sure, of course. Here in Europe, HDDs are expensive and
used HDDs are risky.

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Old April 18th 19, 05:46 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
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Default How to unlock Bios? And a protocol for getting the BIOS screen in a Dell Latitude

On Thu, 18 Apr 2019 03:06:03 +0200, Filip454
wrote:

Here in Europe, HDDs are expensive and
used HDDs are risky.


Right. I wouldn't be buying near as often from Singapore direct if it
wasn't Singapore direct pricing.
 




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