[Arm-netbook] new development laptop needed, looking at dell xps 13 9350

Russell Hyer russell.hyer at gmail.com
Tue Dec 6 18:39:17 GMT 2016

@Luke those friends @DELL (Ireland) haven't picked up the phone/email,
so I don't think I'll be able to help on that front (though they might
make a Treppenwitz reply)


On 6 December 2016 at 18:25, Julie Marchant <onpon4 at riseup.net> wrote:
> On 12/06/2016 01:05 PM, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
>>  it seems to be ok up to a point on the macbook pro one, but beyond a
>> certain point the SSD appears to go into "maintenance" for up to a few
>> seconds at a time, ceasing to deal with writes and reads.  generally
>> this is bad :)
> That's not what I meant. Flash memory (which most SSDs use) has a
> definite limit to the number of writes that can be performed on it. Once
> that limit is reached, it's garbage. Swap being used on a Flash-based
> SSD may very well be the quickest way to push it to the end of its life
> for the same reason it slows your system down to a crawl: it's constant
> disk writing. Having very little empty space while you're doing this
> (preventing wear leveling from being as effective) would make this even
> worse.
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