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Windows 7: SSDs have a 'bleak' future, researchers say


30 Mar 2012   #91

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Here's one to ponder on! "PCIe SSD task force to tackle interoperability issues" PCIe SSD task force to tackle interoperability issues - Computerworld

The latest form of SSD is apparently running into several problems showing they still haven't perfected the PCIe format quite yet. That's the format seen for the latest large capacity drives.

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31 Mar 2012   #92

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post

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BTW data loss on an SSD is no worse than any other disk --if you do regular backups --no problem.

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today is world backup day, boys and girls! do it now!
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07 Apr 2012   #93

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SSD are going to become the HDD in the future...they're going to come out with something that will be faster than SSD therefor SSD's will be our new "HDD" as long as the pricing will be right.
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07 Apr 2012   #94

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post

Didn't somebody at IBM say once that they couldn't ever consider a computer needing more than 64 KB (yes KB - KILOBYTES) of memory
The honourable Mr. Gates espoused for quite a while that anyone considering they would ever need more than 128K memory, clearly did not understand how computers worked.

Who knew ?
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07 Apr 2012   #95

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I vote for #1.
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07 Apr 2012   #96

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyclic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post

Didn't somebody at IBM say once that they couldn't ever consider a computer needing more than 64 KB (yes KB - KILOBYTES) of memory
The honourable Mr. Gates espoused for quite a while that anyone considering they would ever need more than 128K memory, clearly did not understand how computers worked.

Who knew ?
Exactly, applications get bigger as new hardwares are created.
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07 Apr 2012   #97

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Hi there

I DID once think that SSD's might not be the answer - but having dropped both a standard external HDD and an SSD on the stone floor at St Pancras station rushing for a Eurostar train (Serves me right "More Haste Less Speed -- and I normally NEVER rush like that - I just say I'll get the next one - meanwhile I'll drink in the Lounge etc) the SSD showed NO SIGNS whatsoever of any damage / malfunction / etc.

The HDD worked but gave the odd "funny noise" -- So I backed up both.

The SSD was an older one (only 80GB) so it was going to be retired anyway but for robustness my vote goes to SSD.

Cheers
jimbo
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07 Apr 2012   #98

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Influx View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyclic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post

Didn't somebody at IBM say once that they couldn't ever consider a computer needing more than 64 KB (yes KB - KILOBYTES) of memory
The honourable Mr. Gates espoused for quite a while that anyone considering they would ever need more than 128K memory, clearly did not understand how computers worked.

Who knew ?
Exactly, applications get bigger as new hardwares are created.
As applications grow so does the need for drive capacity. Twelve years ago who would think you could be adding 2-3tb drives into any case?

The first notebook being an Epson HX-20 saw a 512kb display(calculator sized led display) and a 60min. microcassette tape drive or ram module you plugged in on one side of the unit. Now that same size plastic case would easily see a laptop with 6gb of memory, 200gb drive with a 13-15 display.
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07 Apr 2012   #99
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Just for the record - there are quite a few reputable SSDs that are close to $1/GB. Just look for the sales.

Example: Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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07 Apr 2012   #100

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Just for the record - there are quite a few reputable SSDs that are close to $1/GB. Just look for the sales.

Example: Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Hum pity they don't ship out here whs with out dollar as it is it would probably break even or even less than $/GB.

As for the future the way thins are going as I mentioned before re circuits and trannies based at atomic sizings SSD's could end up smaller than postage stamp if not the whole machine!

Graphene - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and some refs I saw on a site last night re some German research into n/p switchable transistors - exciting stuff.
Scientists Build a Quantum Computer Inside a Diamond & Universal Transistor Could Enable Much Smaller Circuits
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