Windows 10: Can I build my own laptop? Solved

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  1.    22 Jun 2018 #11

    margrave55 said: View Post
    Me too!

    Hi there
    this is a hangover from the days where SSD's were small capacity and questions were asked over the life time (read write cycles etc).

    Nowadays with cheaper, larger and more robust SSD'S just treat an SSD as a very fast Disk. Personally I'm looking forward to the time when spinners are 100% obsolete,

    cheers
    jimbo
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  2.    22 Jun 2018 #12

    Yes, you can build your own laptop, pi-top Laptop with Inventor's Kit v2, pi-top Laptop with Inventor's Kit v2 ID: 3762 - $299.95 : Adafruit Industries, Unique fun DIY electronics and kits Just having a little fun.
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  3.    22 Jun 2018 #13

    BrokenDaily said: View Post
    had some trouble accessing tenfourms lately, but to reply to NavyLCDR's last post. From what I remember, if you have an HDD and it pear-shapes somehow, your best bet for data recovery is to send it to the manufacture of whatever brand it belongs to (my father's hard drive died, tried geeksquad, no dice. sent it to seagate, they got everything back). if the disk platters are intact, they can pull the data off of them and move it to another storage drive.

    With SSD's (faster than HDD's), if they fry or pear-shape because of a power-surge or something else, you're boned. all the data is permanently lost, and you'll have to bite the bullet and start from scratch (unless you have constant backups somewhere). I know if your house's wiring is properly grounded, kept up to code, and you have the right power-strip/surge-protector/UPS, this can be minimized (maybe even completely prevented), but if that deadly moment happens despite your planning, nothing can be done. Which is why some mainly use the SSD for the OS only (bar some programs that can't be installed onto a secondary drive) and either another SSD/HDD/SSHD for everything else

    now if there is a way to recover data off an SSD damaged by a powersurge or something like that with moderate to full success, ill retract my statement, admit foolishness, and use an SSD for the first time (excluding the SSD that came with my desktop which housed a recovery version of the Win7 OS it came with), but until then, im sticking with an ssd/sshd combo
    Your best best in the event of a drive failure is to restore your data from the backups you have created. Data recovery, even when done by professionals, offers no guarantee of a favorable result. And it is of course very expensive. There are also many causes of data loss not related to drive failure that are not recoverable. If you maintain proper backups you should have no need for data recovery. And with the ready availability of external drives and good backup software there is really no excuse.

    Data recovery from SSDs is possible. How much if any data will be recoverable depends on the construction of the drive and the details of the failure. But do understand that this is VERY expensive, even more so than for conventional drives. This is due to the nature of solid state data storage so don't expect this situation to improve in the future.

    Maintain proper backups and don't concern yourself with data recovery.
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  4.    23 Jun 2018 #14

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  5.    23 Jun 2018 #15

    CountMike said: View Post
    @caperjack has something similar on the go. The case was a backgammon board / game. Some will say "why not just buy a real laptop" but where's the fun in that. Plus, there are things you can do with an SBC like the Pi, that you just can't do with a stock PC / laptop / tablet.

    Anyway, even then, its not like just picking parts for a custom desktop. Lots of thought goes into it, some soldering, tinkering, programming, and likely a bit of . lol. Jack and I have done our far share of that.
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       23 Jun 2018 #16

    laptop Pi Maybe


    i like doing half projects i think ,just last night i Started another attempt at a laptop .using a 17" Toshiba Qosmio Laptop with dead motherboard .., warming up the dremel right now
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  7.    23 Jun 2018 #17

    Backups are a must, regardless of the type of media, SSD or conventional mechanical hard drives. Its foolish not to do backups Period.

    As I preach to my clients, "backups are not for IF they are ever needed, but for WHEN they are needed.
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       23 Jun 2018 #18

    agree 100% ,i do it a little less than 100% of the time though
    fireberd said: View Post
    Backups are a must, regardless of the type of media, SSD or conventional mechanical hard drives. Its foolish not to do backups Period.

    As I preach to my clients, "backups are not for IF they are ever needed, but for WHEN they are needed.
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  9.    26 Jun 2018 #19

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    Hi there @CountMike

    Like that !!!!! Great stuff

    I'll bet taking that through airport security would be about as easy as taking a sniper rifle through !!!!!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  10.    26 Jun 2018 #20

    Yeah. those batteries look kinda suspicious !!!
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