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You can always downgrade back to a previous BIOS version if you need to so always worth upgrading and seeing how it performs for you.
The biggest benefit of two partitions, one for system (Windows) and one for miscellaneous is mostly for maintenance and housekeeping and keeping things organised. The performance hit on this arrangement is minimal provided you regularly clean up and defrag your drives.
Unfortunately this is quite common with Play. As much as I do like them and you can get some great deals, I have seen a few people stung by items that are out of stock.November 28, 2008 at 11:33 am in reply to: Â£288.05 for SAMSUNG NC10 AT DIXONS (genuine article – not an advert!) #168875
They should honour what is on your order so double check that.
No problems here – the NC10 comes with SP3 as standard anyway. Just be careful with how you do your slipstreaming to ensure you have all you need.November 27, 2008 at 12:34 pm in reply to: Â£288.05 for SAMSUNG NC10 AT DIXONS (genuine article – not an advert!) #168874
Cool. First thoughts?
Not really – you would be splitting hairs looking for any real world performance differences on a netbook- a lot of the manufacturers use the same ram chips to start with anyway.
Must be honest, I haven’t had a single operation issue with the NC10. 🙂November 25, 2008 at 9:12 am in reply to: Â£288.05 for SAMSUNG NC10 AT DIXONS (genuine article – not an advert!) #168873
Won’t be long now… 🙂
Cool, I’m not fussed for an upgrade – no real need for 1024×600 res, more just curious about it.
Actually reading up on the Synology gives good things as it appears it offers the ability to set up web downloads too – I download from Rapidshare so if I can do this easily I could be sold.
I also found the following which offers similar features for the same money but includes the drive:
I have a QNAP TS-109 (with 1TB drive) and can definitely recommend it.
It really impacts how you use all your various network-capable gadgets. All my photos and video files are always available for playback on PS3 or Xbox, mp3 files for the Squeezebox (and it runs the SlimServer to control the box), you can kick off torrent and usenet downloads on the box itself, use it as a small webserver, offer FTP to friends etc.
All that and it’s quiet enough to run in the living room because it has no fans. Plus it only draws around 15W of power.
It’s the 24×7 nature of the box that makes it so good. You can always fire up a regular PC and do network sharing but that is hassle. Having something that is always running (but doesn’t guzzle power pushing up your electricity bill) really adds value. I’d say that it is as much of an advance in usability for me as WiFi was.
Thanks for the info – heard some good things about Qnap. Does this allow printer sharing?November 24, 2008 at 10:25 pm in reply to: Â£288.05 for SAMSUNG NC10 AT DIXONS (genuine article – not an advert!) #168872
As a guide, I ordered mine on the Friday evening and received it the following Wednesday – it was processed on the Monday and shipped on the Tuesday.
Thanks TheRing I’ll check that NAS out.
@HEF I’m wanting a separate NAS so I don’t need to leave a PC running.November 24, 2008 at 11:32 am in reply to: Â£288.05 for SAMSUNG NC10 AT DIXONS (genuine article – not an advert!) #168871
If it is passed for delivery then you should have a DHL tracking ID which you can put into their web site to track. I received mine the day after I got that message as it ships next day via DHL.