Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2012 19:36 UTC
Apple I bought a brand new iMac on Tuesday. I'm pretty sure this will come as a surprise to some, so I figured I might as well offer some background information about this choice - maybe it'll help other people who are also pondering what to buy as their next computer.
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"I think it is fairly evident that you should have a decent backup plan SSD or not.

This is not new."

Of course you should have backups. But what is new compared to HDD is that NAND flash itself has a very limited number of writes before dying, even if none of the components have broken down. A hard drive can obviously break down, but as far as I know it's media can take virtually unlimited number of writes without worrying about significant data integrity losses.

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