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

17 Feb 2012   #11
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
For me, it is a moot question, because until the prices of SSDs falls drastically, I shall never own one...large or small.
I agree (they are totally cost ineffective).

If the SSD was inexpensive (<$1/GB) I'd consider using option 1.
More like 50 cents/GB.


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17 Feb 2012   #12
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 

I vote #1
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17 Feb 2012   #13
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

As it looks now, the best way to go will be the Hybrid solution, you labeled #1
Which is perfectly fine.
But to be honest: if you had those "dog-slow" mechanical drives we have today, 12 years ago you would've been the speed demon and envy of the neighborhood.

IMHO an estimated 98% of all users have no need for/get no use out of ultra fast mass data shoveling. So leave the mass storage to Seagate and the likes and take advantage of the speedier Flash where it counts

-DG
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17 Feb 2012   #14
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there.

Why not look at this from another angle ?

What's wrong with a Programmable FAST ROM to install the OS and basic functions like swap / page space.

This only needs to be updated say at OS install time and every so often for service pack updates. Things like security updates between Service Pack releases could easily be left on HDD and loaded into the OS on boot.

Then I think your normal HDD's will work just fine.

The main problem I find with large HDD's is that for data over 1 TB they still need MAINS power.
HDD manufacturers should perhaps be looking at reducing power requirements of HDD's so you can take your 2 or 3 TB drive with you on the road just like the self powered 1 TB drives.

Remember that for more and more people the DESKTOP workstation is just about dead (apart from "Gamers" and people needing Servers ).

For Laptops its all about minimum power requirements AND PORTABILITY.

I used an SSD because we don't have the built in FAST re-writeable ROM yet -- but I agree that the SSD does not have a long term future. - It's fine in the short term however.

Cheers
jimbo
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17 Feb 2012   #15
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I'm tempted......a Samsung 830, 64GB just went on sale for $99.99.
I too, can't get pass the price per gigabyte, ratio.
I think my money would be better spent towards replacing my 95 Watt Sandy Bridge chip
with a maximum TDP 77 Watt Ivy Bridge chip.
At least I'll save some money on the electric bill.
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17 Feb 2012   #16
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

For sure #1.

I have an idea, why not stop shrinking an some optimum point.
Then improve the tech in other areas, until something better shows up.
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17 Feb 2012   #17
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Numero Uno

I can stay with number one for awhile. I am with Sardonicus. I am waiting on Ivy Bridge. I have a new tower and PS setting in the basement waiting.....waiting.....waiting.
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17 Feb 2012   #18
Qdos

 

I suspect I'd be more tempted by something like the Seagate Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Hard Drive, combining a small SSD and larger capacity spinning platter in one unit. Performance gains are evident and the cost per gigabyte is well below pure SSD levels.
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17 Feb 2012   #19
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Option 1 for sure.
True thats what most SSD owners are doing, but it really is the best plan IMO.


My Music an Video Collection take up the most space for storage on my PC, and neither of these collections really have a benefit on a SSD anyway.
The only way I would move them to a SSD is if I could get one large enough at the same price I can get a Mechanical drive, otherwise its a bit pointless.
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17 Feb 2012   #20
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

This "researcher" seem to think that the memory and SSD manufacturers are what... unaware of this???

They may have been 4-5 years ago, the first batches were horrible with reliability, but today's SSDs have a metric crap ton of tricks and over commitment of ram to handle these very well known and understood problems. NO ONE knows about these problems more than the people manufacturing these drives. And as said earlier, by the time 2024 rolls around there will be completely new forms of memory and completely new ways of dealing with these issues if they even still exist by then. :P
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