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Old 15-06-2019, 04:12 PM   #1966
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Is it necessary to have the normal hdd in addition to SSD for E495? I removed it to reduce price. Also added 3 year warranty for $1, mouse for $1, bag for $1.

g because it is rather low spec (i3, 4gb ram) and getting slow for my needs (mainly chrome with 15-20 tabs, word processing, netflix, no games).
If current HDD used less than 400GB, then drop the HDD and get SSD512G. If over 400, get the HDD.

Netflix, HWZ, no games: Ryzen 3 + SSD + 8GB RAM is enough. More core = more expensive= more electric = more heat = more fan noise all for nothing when they are not used.

Your cheapest upgrade could be buy a SSD to replace the HDD + 4GBRAM for current system.
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Old 15-06-2019, 10:03 PM   #1967
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Old 15-06-2019, 11:48 PM   #1968
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I switched from e485 to IdeaPad 720s and disagree that the build quality on the E series Thinkpads are better. I think IdeaPad higher end series quality wise is better than entry level Thinkpad. For one, the screen assembly on the e485 is too thin such that just touching the back of the screen will cause the LCD to warp.

But between e495 and s540 I will choose e495, if only for the ability to charge the laptop through USB-C which can come in pretty handy.
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Old 16-06-2019, 01:24 PM   #1969
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If the OS in SSD, once fails, it fails?
The best way is to setup RAID1 for SSD+HDD?


I would advice not to consider Ideapad the build quality is not as good as Thinkpad.
Most will opt for SSD + HDD, SSD for OS.

HDD for data, data backup and games.
Especially if SSD fails, at least HDD act as backup.
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Old 16-06-2019, 02:20 PM   #1970
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I switched from e485 to IdeaPad 720s and disagree that the build quality on the E series Thinkpads are better. I think IdeaPad higher end series quality wise is better than entry level Thinkpad. For one, the screen assembly on the e485 is too thin such that just touching the back of the screen will cause the LCD to warp.
I would advice not to consider Ideapad the build quality is not as good as Thinkpad.
I've used a high end Lenovo laptop previously and yes it is definitely better. However we need to factor in their price range. Lenovo 7xx series is considered high to mid high end, while the ThinkPad E series is really the budget end. So it is not a good comparison. It will be more appropriate to compare a Lenovo 3xx series with the ThinkPad E series. And in this case, I believe the ThinkPad build will be better since it is after all targeting corporate clients.
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Old 16-06-2019, 02:25 PM   #1971
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If the OS in SSD, once fails, it fails?
The best way is to setup RAID1 for SSD+HDD?
Honestly if OS is on the SSD, I don't see the point of doing a RAID 1 on it. It fails it fails. You can always reinstall the OS back on a replaced/new SSD. If you are worried about reinstalling all the apps on the SSD, just do a backup image of the drive and store it somewhere. If required, you just need to clone the image to the new drive. I don't see the need to complicate solution using things like RAID where it is will just exhaust the already limited storage space in a laptop.
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Old 16-06-2019, 02:35 PM   #1972
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If the OS in SSD, once fails, it fails?
The best way is to setup RAID1 for SSD+HDD?
No need, what I meant as SSD have write cycle limit.
If it fails and you have to wait for RMA.
At least you can install OS onto the HDD as well as store
all important data on the HDD than SDD.
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Old 16-06-2019, 11:18 PM   #1973
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After viewing for days between E495, E595, X395 & T495

Decide to take up E595 that fits my tight budget
Delivery date estimated at 4 - 5 July
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Old 17-06-2019, 12:56 AM   #1974
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If the OS in SSD, once fails, it fails?
The best way is to setup RAID1 for SSD+HDD?
In the 1st place, RAID 1 can only be done between storage media of the same size & type.
You can't do a RAID 1 between SSD & HDD.
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Old 17-06-2019, 10:14 AM   #1975
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No need, what I meant as SSD have write cycle limit.
If it fails and you have to wait for RMA.
At least you can install OS onto the HDD as well as store
all important data on the HDD than SDD.
if SSD exceeds the TBW and fails, i don't think it is eligible for RMA. Even SSD vendor exclude TBW exceeds from RMA.
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Old 17-06-2019, 10:21 AM   #1976
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if SSD exceeds the TBW and fails, i don't think it is eligible for RMA. Even SSD vendor exclude TBW exceeds from RMA.
Thanks for sharing, just citing why there are options for SSD and HDD.
For me my data usually are on HDD but not SSD.
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Old 17-06-2019, 06:42 PM   #1977
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Thanks for all the advice. Haven't been following the CPU news for years, glad to hear all the positive things about AMD these days and would like to support them in my next laptop.
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Old 17-06-2019, 11:59 PM   #1978
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Thanks for this thread. Just got my E595 today.
My RAM option is 8GB but usable is 5.88GB only.
These 2.12GB is used by graphic card?
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Old 18-06-2019, 12:48 AM   #1979
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Thanks for this thread. Just got my E595 today.
My RAM option is 8GB but usable is 5.88GB only.
These 2.12GB is used by graphic card?
How long it take from the time you order and reach SG?
Mine seems to be estimated 3 weeks++
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Old 18-06-2019, 12:45 PM   #1980
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How long it take from the time you order and reach SG?
Mine seems to be estimated 3 weeks++
It took less than 2 weeks.
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