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March 10, 2015: All About Solid State Drives for the Mac, with Ben Britt
PMUG's President, Ben Britt
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What are Solid State Drives (SSDs) and how are they different from traditional Hard Disk Drives? How do they work and why would you want one? How about Hybrid Drives?

PMUG President Ben Britt will give the lowdown on Solid State Drives, and discuss their advantages and tradeoffs compared to Hard Disks.

He will highlight what to look for when buying a SSD and explain what he currently considers "best buys." We will consider installation and OSX configuration options: TRIM Enabler, Chameleon SSD Optimizer, terminal commands.

Ben will also preview the future of storage, and discuss technologies in development. Be sure to attend the March meeting to get up to speed on SSDs!

About the presenter...

Ben Britt, PMUG's President, is formerly a portrait and commercial photographer, Assistant IT Manager, A+ PC technician, and salesman at CompUSA. He has been married for 33 years, has three children, and five grandchildren. He also creates in GarageBand, and plays guitar and electric bass.


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Meeting Time and Location
The general meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.

The PMUG Answers discussion group is held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. (see below.)

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Stuart Hall at Princeton Theological Seminary, room 6 (second floor) will be the location of PMUG's general meeting.

Also at the Monthly Meeting:
The "PMUG Answers" Discussion Group
6:30 to 7:15 p.m., Stuart Hall at Princeton Theological Seminary, room 6 (second floor)

This discussion group begins before the regular meeting in the same room. Ask questions that you may feel take up too much time, are embarrassed to ask, or can't be articulated well during the main meeting. PMUG Answers is led by Jeff Gorman of Creative Computing.

NOTE: The Beginners and Intermediate Special Interest Groups have now been combined into one: PMUG Answers.

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