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[3]: Comment by drcouzelis
by nt_jerkface on Wed 13th Oct 2010 22:32 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by drcouzelis"
nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

There are have been numerous SSD drives that had higher than average fail rates.

I put my SSD on ebay after being unimpressed with the speed boost. With Win7 and Vista common programs are already cached to the memory and cold boots are rare. I felt much safer after putting my Scorpio blue back in. I've seen 5400 RPM drives go 10 years and the power draw isn't much different.

So yea SSDs are overrated for typical use. A 5400RPM Scorpio can read at over 50mb/sec. They are not the same drives that laptops came with 5 years ago.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

So yea SSDs are overrated for typical use. A 5400RPM Scorpio can read at over 50mb/sec.


Yea, if you are using a ssd for a boost in peak transfer io rates, you'll always be disappointed. SSD is awesome for reducing seek times. I don't blame anyone from being confused however, there were and still are some ssd manufacturers that don't understand this. There have been some SSD's sold that are tuned so much for peak transfer that the seek times are actually worse than traditional drives.

Edited 2010-10-14 18:22 UTC

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