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When buying a new computer, how important are each of the following?

Survey period: 25 Jul 2022 to 1 Aug 2022

Obviously a dozen other things come into the equation, too, but let's keep the list manageable.
OptionResponses Avg  
Raw horse power7564.00
Enough RAM for what I need and more.7564.44
Disk storage. I need room7563.85
The GPUs are critical7563.15
AI processing power. TPUs, Neural engines, DLAs. I needs them.7562.18
It needs to run the OS of my choice7564.08



 
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Dan Neely28-Jul-22 4:37
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Daniel Pfeffer wrote:
NAS in a RAID configuration allows for recovery of data if a single HDD goes, but is no substitute for proper backups


Correct. The copy of data from my PC onto the NAS is the backup for anything of value. RAID just makes managing backups simpler (1 big storage location) and means my backups themselves are less likely to be lost.
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