How to Fix Steam Early Access

Steam Early Access sounds like a great idea, you’re supporting indie game development and helping in the development of a game you like, but that’s not what happens.

The problem with Early Access is you’re removing the incentive for the developer to finish their game.

The math is pretty simple: if you pay someone before they get the job done then they have no incentive to finish that job. Not only do they already have your money, they’ve already spent it. In their minds they think, “Why am I working? I’m not getting any more money.”
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Is RAID Backup?

Well, that’s a bit of a nonsensical question. RAID is a technology, while backing up is a use of that technology.

It’s like asking, “Is a car driving?” You can’t “car” to work but you can drive a car to work. In that same way, RAID isn’t backing up but you can use a RAID for backup. In fact tape drives have pretty much gone the way of the dodo for short term storage (a year or less).
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What is RAID?

There’s a lot of confusion about what a RAID is and specifically what it’s for. There are a lot of uneducated opinions made by uninformed people floating around (welcome to the Internet) so let’s just sort this out right now.

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Completely Delete Your Hibernate File

Solid State Drives (SSDs) are expensive so when my tiny 240GB SSD started reaching maximum I went looking for where all that space had gone.

OK, sure, having 30 or 40 games on a drive can eat up a lot of space but I’d moved those off to a secondary hybrid drive.  So where was all my space going? Turns out Windows was using over 50GB for its hibernate file! I don’t even use hibernate because, with an SSD, my computer boots in five seconds.

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