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    about the cleaning thing.

    i tried opening the laptop up and i got stuck because i removed all the screws and the back cover was not opening up.

    and so.... i called gateway.....for the last time..

    me: i need to clean the laptop. please send me instructions on how to open laptops and clean them.
    Customer care: what? Please repeat that?
    me: i need to clean the laptop. please send me instructions on how to open laptops and clean them.
    C C: you dont open laptops, we do... send it to us and we will do the cleaning.
    me: am in romania
    C C: send it to america
    me: like hell... i want to open it myself.
    C C: you lose the warenty
    me: i lost it last year. send me instructions or i might have to use the crowbar on it.
    C C: hold on...let me ask my manager......

    and then the line got disconnected.

    once after a number of restarts i banged the laptop on the table when it was starting up, i had to change the Hhd. it just refused to load up.
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    ... every now and then I have to give it a slap when I first power up to get the fan going it then runs just fine until I power down.
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    320gb one costs $550 and 640 one costs $1100 according to their website. thats a very high price to pay for a Hard disk.
    Wow... I must have been looking at the wrong sites... newegg.com has a 32gb SSD for $429.99

    here is the link to the product... I might be reading this wrong... but if I am not, $550 for a 320gb model is a steal

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820147021
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    I suspect that those are 32.0 and 64.0 there is no way that Alienware would be cheaper than NewEgg.

    Anyways, I couldn't find any manufacturer's announcements of solid state drives that big.......... only declarations of intent.

    EDIT:

    I rest my case:

    http://www.alienware.com/press_relea...ress091007.asp

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    Quote Originally Posted by nihil
    I suspect that those are 32.0 and 64.0 there is no way that Alienware would be cheaper than NewEgg.

    Anyways, I couldn't find any manufacturer's announcements of solid state drives that big.......... only declarations of intent.

    EDIT:

    I rest my case:

    http://www.alienware.com/press_relea...ress091007.asp

    Thanks for clearing that up... they are ungodly expensive... but as with everything else in the tech world, they will come down... I think these will actually be great for mobile users. Lenovo has an accelerometer [like the wii] that pauses reading/writing the HDD when it senses motion, but a lot of manufacturers don't... if the head touches the platter for any duration while it is spinning... bye bye HDD... SSDs will put an end to that risk.
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    Solid State harddrives

    Quote Originally Posted by bagggi
    if anybody could throw more light into the subject....it would be nice.
    Many servers and security appliances use these as a master boot image. If the OS is corrupt the bootloader will then reimage the hard drive with a default image stored on the solidstate HD's.

    This is used a lot for Military applications where moving parts and hardware that will be under a lot of vibration or abuse. Quite often used in Tanks, field assesment/communication hardware etc...

    Windows Vista now supports them natively for fastbooting/resuming instead of shutting down a system all the way.

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