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


08 Apr 2012   #101
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Things will end up getting smaller over a period of time. Look at the first mainframe computers running tape drives.

As for SSDs becoming the main attraction and seeing mechanical drives phased out entirely don't count the chickens before they hatch! One report explained Seagate's goals for introducing 20tb laptop and up to 60tb desktop drives by 2020 showing they are far from dumping the ATA standards entirely. With tech breakthrough, Seagate promises 60TB drives this decade - Computerworld


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09 Apr 2012   #102
qldlifestyle

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
SSD??

My SSD is about a year old. It's 120g that I installed win7 64 bit onto. After the initial format I couldn't install win7 until I set it up in a raid configuration. It still displays in the startup screen as two 55g drives.
Not sure why I'm saying this here. It just doesn't feel stable, sometimes windows doesn't load and blue screens every day.
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09 Apr 2012   #103
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums qldlifestyle.

The RevoDrive is basically two SSDs in RAID on a PCIe card, so it's not surprising that it shows up as a RAID drive.
If you're having BSoDs you should gather the information and post in the Crashes and Debugging forum.
First read this post and upload the information:
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
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10 Apr 2012   #104
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

SSD prices on current models are starting to drop as new versions will be out soon. OCZ has just released its Vertex 4 drives. Other vendors will follow as they refine their products. New technology is always fun and that's one of the reasons I build my own PCs.

Jim
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10 Apr 2012   #105
jimbo45

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Things will end up getting smaller over a period of time. Look at the first mainframe computers running tape drives.

As for SSDs becoming the main attraction and seeing mechanical drives phased out entirely don't count the chickens before they hatch! One report explained Seagate's goals for introducing 20tb laptop and up to 60tb desktop drives by 2020 showing they are far from dumping the ATA standards entirely. With tech breakthrough, Seagate promises 60TB drives this decade - Computerworld
8 Years in this decade for technology is almost a Geological time period.

By 2020 the whole infrastructure of computing might be different -- for example a simple phone could act as a "Holographic projector" where the computer image was just beamed to say a desk or a table and you typed or did all your computer actions on the "Virtual" table.

No moving parts -- 3-D if you like and storage almost unlimited.

To provide this type of service will require an INORDINATE amount of compute power but it will come.

8 years off is HUGE in computer technology.

The only certainty is that Gartner if it's still around will still be 50% right -- same percentage you get as by Random Guessing.

Cheers
jimbo
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10 Apr 2012   #106
cyclic

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Things will end up getting smaller over a period of time.
Couldn't agree more

SSD's may have a bleak future, but I still want one or two, to see for myself........soon.
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10 Apr 2012   #107
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyclic View Post
...SSD's may have a bleak future, but I still want one or two, to see for myself........soon.
You have plenty of company, I'm sure - even among some of the critics.

For those on the fence, you may want to consider this:

1) How many people who currently have an SSD would not want to give it up?
2) How many people who currently have an SSD regret it?
3) How many people who do not have an SSD want one?
4) How many people who do not have an SSD have no plans to ever get one?

Compare the ratio of item 1 to item 2, then the ratio of item 3 to item 4. Then draw your own conclusion.
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10 Apr 2012   #108
cyclic

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
For those on the fence, you may want to consider this:

1) How many people who currently have an SSD would not want to give it up?
2) How many people who currently have an SSD regret it?
3) How many people who do not have an SSD want one?
4) How many people who do not have an SSD have no plans to ever get one?

Compare the ratio of item 1 to item 2, then the ratio of item 3 to item 4. Then draw your own conclusion.
I do like your breakdown there, very poignant
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10 Apr 2012   #109
ICit2lol

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyclic View Post
...SSD's may have a bleak future, but I still want one or two, to see for myself........soon.
You have plenty of company, I'm sure - even among some of the critics.

For those on the fence, you may want to consider this:

1) How many people who currently have an SSD would not want to give it up?
2) How many people who currently have an SSD regret it?
3) How many people who do not have an SSD want one?
4) How many people who do not have an SSD have no plans to ever get one?

Compare the ratio of item 1 to item 2, then the ratio of item 3 to item 4. Then draw your own conclusion.
Well I am a #1 Prof but also consider
1. Those whose first experience with one have had no probs.
2. Those who have had duds and probs plus probably can't afford to replace it.
3. Those who just cannot afford one.
4. Those who are quite happy with the wait - I have just been given a quad core machine with a 3Gbs HDD that with a bit of housekeeping is only 25 secs behind my Sandy bridge build with Crucial M4 - go to whoa.

Myself I like them and am putting one in one very slow Toshiba laptop as soon as I can.

I also like jimbo like advancing technology and like the SSD type clip in device - MSATA for helping out the HDD's performance (Gigabyte boards) .
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10 Apr 2012   #110
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

I seem to fit into both the #3 and #4 options for the most part waiting for one of the few brands I would buy to come down in prices even further as well as not having any plans for one on the present build. If anything I would be upping the storage/backups drives from 1tb to either 2tb or 3tb models as the last expense.

Kingston, OCZ right at this time are the only two reliable brands I see producing them since a few other brands wouldn't cut it to start with whenever going to look over any newer drives out. In past years people questioned why I didn't rush at 160gb Raptor drives when going with a larger 250gb ide drive on the old builds.

There were no 1tb drives available for storage which could have seen the smaller performer dropped in as the OS drive. With the last build a 500b drive was removed from the external housing as additional test drive for 7 but found to be the Green Power series not good for OSing.

Between all that keeping the next version in mind then as well as VMs and other things requiring drive space this build was to see four 1tb drives replace the four 500gb total eventually to be seen in the last build. The next build will likely be seeing a good sized SSD for the host/OS drive while keeping in mind either even larger storage drives or a larger external enclosure possibly a home server case. That would handle some of the larger system images seen lately!
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