Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-12-2019, 08:59 AM   #121
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 1,348
If you want to secure wipe a drive Bleachbit will overwrite the disk multiple times.

https://www.bleachbit.org/
__________________

jim584672 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-12-2019, 09:37 AM   #122
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Northern IL
Posts: 20,676
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeWras View Post
OP here. So this was the case with my computer. Soldered down. It is a generic Wintel box, not Apple.... .
Good to know. For my next laptop, I'll try to find out if the SSD is soldered and/or if there is a slot for a replacement drive.

I wish the environmental groups would get on manufacturers to make their devices more repairable. Maybe just provide a scorecard, and maybe pre-pay a recycle fee based on that scorecard? So OK, if you really want/need a super-slim lightweight laptop, you pay for the advantages of the soldered down parts. But for many of us, the tiny bit of extra size/weight is not an issue. I'd prefer user replaceable memory, storage, battery, keyboard - and accept it isn't the latest/greatest/sexiest.

-ERD50
__________________

ERD50 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2019, 09:56 AM   #123
Dryer sheet aficionado
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Austin
Posts: 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sunset View Post
Are all you computers Apple ones ?
Mine are all Apple. With the exception of one older Mac Mini, all have the SSDs soldered down.

I believe the practice of soldering SSDs has bled over to PCs as well, especially in the smaller form factors like the Microsoft Surface tablets.
Smitty700 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2019, 10:04 AM   #124
Dryer sheet aficionado
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Austin
Posts: 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by ERD50 View Post
I wish the environmental groups would get on manufacturers to make their devices more repairable.
-ERD50
I agree that devices should be more repairable.

SSDs are excellent in terms of life cycle and reliability. Where the repairability problems cause the most issues is with lithium ion batteries. Most have a life cycle of about 1000 full recharge cycles. So if you do a full discharge / charge cycle every day, your device is spec'd to go bad within three years. And it is most likely designed to be not user serviceable.
__________________

Smitty700 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A different type of SSD Jerry1 Other topics 60 12-29-2018 09:12 AM
Possible Laptop Upgrade from HDD to SSD General Question easysurfer Other topics 24 07-26-2017 06:05 PM
SSD spousal Benefits bigla FIRE and Money 6 05-06-2012 10:33 AM
Old Computer to New Computer...Help! MovingtotheCove Other topics 3 09-18-2010 01:58 PM
failed rally = very bearish signal? wabmester FIRE and Money 7 05-18-2006 05:38 PM

» Quick Links

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:52 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.