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Totally Huge
Mar 10, 2006

Cold brew got me like...



College Slice

Is the whole outrageous disk writes things only on machines with low RAM? This is my 16GB 1TB M1 Air that I got early/mid December. This is not something I've ever paid attention to so idea if that is ~normal~:

code:
SMART/Health Information (NVMe Log 0x02)
Critical Warning:                   0x00
Temperature:                        21 Celsius
Available Spare:                    100%
Available Spare Threshold:          99%
Percentage Used:                    0%
Data Units Read:                    4,175,155 [2.13 TB]
Data Units Written:                 3,726,517 [1.90 TB]
Host Read Commands:                 60,629,448
Host Write Commands:                49,496,873
Controller Busy Time:               0
Power Cycles:                       177
Power On Hours:                     44
Unsafe Shutdowns:                   3
Media and Data Integrity Errors:    0
Error Information Log Entries:      0

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Binary Badger
Oct 11, 2005

Trolling Link for a decade




Not enough hours to really tell..

On my old Mojave rig, right before I wiped it for Big Sur, my two year old Inland Premium 1 TB only had 20.2 TBW after 6,146 hours of power-on time (8 months or so.)

We'll see how well this holds up after I finish slapping Big Sur onto it.

Luceo
Apr 29, 2003

As predicted in the Bible.





Is it possible to stop my 2019 16" from automatically booting when the lid is opened or the touchbar is brushed? I tried the old sudo nvram AutoBoot=%00 and it doesn't seem to work any more.

MeruFM
Jul 27, 2010


this whole thing feels like the software parkinsons law. Software will grow to fill all hardware capability. We now have fast SSDs, so software is now build with that in mind (explicitly known or just as a byproduct) and does a lot of IO just because it's performant enough

Hadlock
Nov 9, 2004





BobHoward posted:

I admit I did not look at the spec. Still seems very unlikely for incompatibility to develop since so little has changed about how things communicate on the bus.

e: haven't found a place where the draft or release spec are posted to the public, but this PR:

https://newsroom.intel.com/news/introducing-thunderbolt-4-universal-cable-connectivity-everyone/

says that TB4 "is fully compatible with prior generations of Thunderbolt and USB products."

Oh, I was thinking of the USB4 spec. 20201015 USB4 Spec (not thunderbolt 4) 2.1.5 on page 13 says "can optionally support interoperability with Thunderbolt 3 (TBT3) products"

I'll have to look up the tbt4 spec later, I bet you're right about tb4

Binary Badger
Oct 11, 2005

Trolling Link for a decade




Just to be on the safe side, I ordered and received a few of the CalDigit 0.8 meter Thunderbolt 4 cables.. sheesh the price went up a bit since I bought them..

As soon as I get my TB4 NVME enclosure from AliExpress that uses the newest Intel 7440 controller, I'll see if there's any speed difference between the supplied cable and the CalDigit..

El Mero Mero
Oct 13, 2001



The Gunslinger posted:

Are you outside of the return window? Sorry man but you're making me feel better about springing for a 16GB MBP which is on its way. Good to know I won't be hitting the swap too often.

I am, unfortunately. It's okay, I was always planning on trading in for the next generation anyhow and I've found that periodically restarting/killing Firefox and re-opening it really attacks the problem. 16bg is definitely the right decision though.

admiraldennis
Jul 22, 2003

I am the stone that builder refused
I am the visual
The inspiration
That made lady sing the blues


As good of a deal as the 8GB seemed, I too have felt nothing but validated in my decision to go for a 16GB Air

Nitrousoxide
May 30, 2011

do not buy a oneplus phone





Let me tell you about the experience of trying to work with an Excel workbook that requires 4 GB of memory on an 8 GB M1 Mac.

Pakistani Brad Pitt
Nov 28, 2004

Not as taciturn, but still terribly powerful...



Nitrousoxide posted:

Let me tell you about the experience of trying to work with an Excel workbook that requires 4 GB of memory on an 8 GB M1 Mac.

Iím actually curious about both the experience and what said Excel file is accomplishing. Like, Iím guessing it belongs in a proper DB?

Nitrousoxide
May 30, 2011

do not buy a oneplus phone





Pakistani Brad Pitt posted:

I’m actually curious about both the experience and what said Excel file is accomplishing. Like, I’m guessing it belongs in a proper DB?

Probably. But I'm having to bolt on a bunch of automation functions that work off of a CSV export of a database to simplify some daily reporting for a short-term project and no one is going to be willing or able to put together a SQL database and rejigger all of the existing reporting that has been set up for something that will end in a couple of days.

The experience actually isn't that bad. Which I guess goes to show you how quick nvme storage has become since I've got an enormous page file.

Nitrousoxide fucked around with this message at 02:38 on Feb 28, 2021

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the corona quid
Jan 19, 2014

PLEASE DONT BE MEAN TO ME ABOUT MY HERR LOSS

Pakistani Brad Pitt posted:

Iím actually curious about both the experience and what said Excel file is accomplishing. Like, Iím guessing it belongs in a proper DB?

I work in insurance and we've got a few excel files that can push that amount of memory, normally it is someone with a very casual knowledge of VBA doing a tool that has to sort through large amounts of data. there was a small group of us screaming for years that we just needed a 64-bit version of windows to fix our issues and they sent us new laptops loaded with 32-bit windows instead lmao.

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