Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Oct 2010 17:26 UTC
Apple In this day and age of iOS this and iPad that you'd nearly forget it, but the gadget maker from Cupertino actually makes personal computers and an accompanying operating system as well. It's been nearly three years since the last substantial release, so it's about time: Apple has just announced a press event titled 'Back to Mac', with a lion on the invite.
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RE[4]: Comment by drcouzelis
by Morgan on Wed 13th Oct 2010 22:41 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by drcouzelis"
Morgan
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2005-06-29

...still slick as snot!


That's a nasty simile.

The problem with SSDs today is the price/performance and price/storage ratios suck. An affordable SSD is slow, small and prone to early failure. And by affordable, I mean they are still twice the cost of a faster, larger mechanical drive. A model like yours, at $150 for 30GB it is just plain silly. Sure it may live almost as long as a cheap HDD, and I'm sure it's a good deal faster, but for $150 I can buy three 250GB HDDs and RAID them for speed or redundancy.

Granted, that's a desktop solution; for a laptop SSD makes a little more sense, though again I can't seem to justify the price vs. performance gain. I guess it all comes down to whether you've got money to waste on incremental gains.

As to the longevity issue, I don't see it as that big of a deal. By the time a decent SSD starts dropping capacity, the replacement cost will have gone down significantly.

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