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Subject: Re: Adobe Stock Images pays photo $0.18 for using his photo
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2017 23:11:22 -0500
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In article<>, Bill W<> wrote:

> >> Getting back on-topic, SSD's and more memory to help with photo
> >> editing have been discussed many times on this group. LR is very slow
> >> on this laptop when doing demanding tasks, such as spot removal when
> >> the "spot" is very big. I'm maxed out at 8 GB memory, and I was going
> >> to find out just how much difference the SSD would make, and then post
> >> the results here. It should be of some interest to some people. If it
> >> will rejuvenate an old laptop, people can save money considering the
> >> low prices of the drives these days. 
> >
> >an ssd can make a *huge* difference in performance, even though it's
> >still bottlenecked by sata.
> >
> >also keep in mind that depending on the sata controller in the system,
> >some ssds may not negotiate the fastest possible speeds.
> That's my main concern. There are no updates for the hardware that I
> can find.

the one with which i'm familiar is actually a hardware bug with the
nvidia sata controller and certain firmware on some ssds (notably
sandforce controllers), where the link speed may negotiate to sata i
speeds even though both are spec'ed for higher. it still works, just
not as fast it it could.

> In fact, Toshiba doesn't even support the laptop for Win
> 8.1, much less 10, so it is dated, even though it came with Win 7
> installed. Which brings up another concern - when I installed 10
> anyway, I spent a lot of time finding drivers to get things working
> again. It might be different with the most recent versions of 10,
> though. 

win8 drivers should still work in win10, but as with everything
windows, you just never know.