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SSDs Dragged Storage Out Of The Dark Ages In 2013
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Brian.Dean
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Brian.Dean,
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12/11/2013 | 10:31:13 PM
Re: SSDs and cloud computing, made for each other
Excellent point, consumer need to understand that technology becomes obsolete very quickly and since you mentioned enterprise using COBOL code, I guess some enterprises also need to understand technology.

Win xp is old now and support for it is going to be officially over this coming April. Xp was lunched 12 years ago and yet individuals and businesses do not want to let go of it, TRIM is needed for SSD, I think xp sp3 has TRIM support but I am not sure. Win7 has TRIM support but only for SATA SSD not for PCI express SSD. Point is that software needs to catch up and secondly, it needs to be used.
joreilly925
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12/11/2013 | 5:01:00 PM
Re: SSDs and cloud computing, made for each other
The wear life still varies a lot, but some drives can sustain multiple daily full writes for 8 years, which is overkill. For most usages on the desktop, wear is not an issue unless the drive is completely full and getting a lot of writes (which is very rare).

It does matter more in servers, but remember the boost in performance pays for the drive cost very quickly. Even if it does wear out, it's not like a hard drive. You get plenty of warning to either get a new SSD, or a new system (since it will be more than 4 years old, and essentially obsolete!).
joreilly925
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12/11/2013 | 4:54:19 PM
Re: SSDs rule
I remember replacing my 1TB C-drive with a 64GB SSD. It was a "Wow" moment. (I keep all the inactive stuff on the old HDD.)
cbabcock
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cbabcock,
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12/11/2013 | 4:41:42 PM
SSDs and cloud computing, made for each other
How many erases/writes before the SSD becomes unreliable? That number has been improving, hasn't it? I know there are workarounds, minimizing the number of erases through management software but the reliability factor used to be an issue. Cloud operations don't require every mechanical part to operate continuously, so suppliers like Colt, Verizon and DigitalOcean have been relying more and more on SSDs. It's going to change ops in the cloud.
Thomas Claburn
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12/11/2013 | 4:24:55 PM
SSDs rule
SSDs are so much better than traditional hard disks in terms of user experience. They're much more responsive.


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