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News Solid-state disk capacities set to soar

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 5 Dec 2007.

  1. airchie

    airchie What's a Dremel?

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    AFAIK there's gonna be way more fragmentation by design due to the way the drives spread out the writes over all the blocks to prolong their life.
    You just won't notice it due to the sub 1ms seek times. :)
     
  2. woodshop

    woodshop UnSeenly

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    Hummm no mention of a express slot version... TBH those appeal to me in current 16 and 32 GB sizes... just big enough for the OS and maybe a few of the most used apps... Then you still get to keep the old disk drive... All you'd have to do in a lappy is find a way to actually turn the old platter disk OFF. when not in use..
     
  3. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    When the cost gets to 1.5x current models (or lower) I'll start looking for these. Until then I'm not able to justify the cost - especially not for a non-laptop PC. Still, this looks like a good step in the right direction. :clap:
     
  4. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    but current reviews so far its been better. yes,only time will tell, but like archie said, theyre usually not that wildly inaccurate. plus, 'on paper', it promised so so SO much more.... for the sake of simplicity, if only HALF of those features are true, its still better than regular spinning disk IMHO..... :)
     
  5. FR34K

    FR34K What's a Dremel?

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    basically, you won't live to see it die(unless you hit it with a hammer)...that is, unless you live to over 320y/o and have it running 24/7.
     
  6. crazybob

    crazybob Voice of Reason

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    If only that were the case. MTBF is not life expectancy; rather, it's reliability. Essentially, MTBF means that if you replace the drive every few years (the actual life expectancy, which isn't an easy number to find), it'll be 300 years before you have a failure other than a manufacturing defect or damage from an outside source (power surge).
     
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