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Yeah, this is an issue that makes me leery about buying a
computer with an SSD.?? Because an SSD emits no noise like a
mechanical hard drive, it would be almost impossible to tell for
sure that your Windows 10 PC has shut down successfully because
there is no shutdown sound like in Windows 7.?? Sometimes, you
might hear "JAWS for Windows" when the shutdown has initiated, but
there is no reliable way to tell whether it has powered off unless
it has a DVD drive on which you can simply press the eject button
to tell whether it is off.?? Also, I have read that although a
solid state drive may be more reliable as a mechanical hard drive,
it may not last as long because its memory cells tend to wear out
over time and eventually become unusable with repeated write
cycles.?? Is this true?
On 8/5/2019 12:13 PM, Glenn / Lenny
I like that the solid state
drives are faster and more reliable, but I don't like that you
can't hear them booting up.
Often you are wondering what the
computer is doing, if it is booting up, and you can't tell
non-visually with solid state drives.
But again, this is a factor that
has no bearing on Jaws.??
I do care about the audio on some
laptops, some laptops, sold as business models, at least in
the past, have had terrible sound.
But now that we use laptops in
the business world for things like Power Point and the like,
perhaps poor quality??audio
is becoming more of a rarity in laptops.
This is something you might find
out about by reading reviews on models on-line, before you
Sent: Monday, August 05, 2019 11:01 AM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Jaws friendly laptop
solid state drives are wonderful. My new dell desktop has
one, as does my slightly older Dell laptop. I???d never
purchase another computer without one.
List, my Toshiba laptop is in need
Have any of you on the list recently
purchased a new 15.6 inch screen laptop computer that
works well with jaws?
I would like another laptop that has
a built in keypad.
Also, has jaws worked well with the
new solid state drives?
Thanks for any help.
Like many of us using jaws and
access technology for the last 28 years, can remember in
the past being sure we got a laptop with the right kind of
video card and audio card.?? That said my current Toshiba
was bought off Amazon with standard video and audio card.
Again, thanks for any ideas or
John in sunny southwest Florida