Linked by Kroc Camen on Fri 25th Dec 2009 14:15 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes At the end of the year, mainly to shamelessly fill slow news around the holidays, OSNews usually asks the readers to share with all the other readers something about their computer setup. Since OSNews can be quite diverse when it comes to computing environments, these threads can often be quite interesting. This year, please chime in with the setup you use to read OSNews - computer, OS, software and maybe even provide screenshots or photos of your proud workspace. Has it changed a lot this year? Maybe switched browser, maybe switched OS even? Let everybody know!
Thread beginning with comment 400985
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: My Setup
by Kroc on Fri 25th Dec 2009 14:34 UTC in reply to "My Setup"
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

How have you found the SSD? Have you noticed any major degradation in performance over time? This has been my biggest concern ATM with SSDs is that OSes are not generally properly primed for SSDs and neither is the technology smart enough for now to handle a foreseeable long lifespan (like that of an HDD).

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[2]: My Setup
by shadowhand on Fri 25th Dec 2009 22:02 in reply to "RE: My Setup"
shadowhand Member since:
2005-07-06

I have only been using the SSD for a short period of time, so I can't comment on performance degradation. However, it is my understanding that Intel's controller is programmed to minimize the effects of long term use. OSX doesn't support TRIM yet, but if/when it does, I'm sure the performance will be even better.

The biggest performance hit seems to come from overwriting data, eg after deleting large files, the writes will take slightly longer as the newly-deleted data is overwritten.

Reply Parent Score: 1