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 Neolander on Thu 14th Oct 2010 05:20 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by drcouzelis"
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If you get more than 5 or 6 years out a platter-based hard drive, you're doing good....and lucky.

Solid state is where it's at, and where it needs to go. And they need to leave the SATA interface behind, or seriously pump the limit past the theoretical and into the nominal.

There's something missing here : for a good lifetime comparison, you need to specify the lifetime of the two compared elements. Again, apart the mechanical part thing (which is not yet proven right), I've yet to see an argument about why SSDs should last longer.

Though maybe affordable SSDs are a bit young for having good statistical data about that already.

Also, all the hard drives I've owned until now have lasted more than 5 years. The latest one started to fail episodically after 6 years of heavy use. The old one in the Amstrad PC1512 of my youth still works after more than 15 years, but well... It's not been used for some times.

Edited 2010-10-14 05:26 UTC

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