Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Jun 2011 21:46 UTC
Apple So, yeah, uhm, I bought an iPad 2 today. I still don't think anyone really needs a tablet, but that doesn't mean I didn't want one. I wanted to wait until the HP TouchPad was announced, but now that it has, it seems it won't be coming to The Netherlands any time soon. As such, the iPad 2 it was. A few quick fist impressions.
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Member since:
2008-03-17

This is frightening, especially given the fact that it's from Apple, and given the high price tag.


Whilst the screen discolouration is definitely not good, SSD failure isn't that unusual.

I know ssds are supposed to be more reliable than hard drives but (anecdotally) ssds seem to fail quite easily these days.

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jackeebleu Member since:
2006-01-26

Glad it's just anecdotal then, since I have had my SSD running as my boot drive in my MacPro for about 2 years, SSD in MBP for 2 years, and SSD in my HP 6130 for 1.5 years now and had nary a hiccup in any of them. Oh yeah, even my wife's MB is running an Intel X-25 and she's nothing but school girl giddy about its general performance. So either I'm really lucky, across 4 machines, or other people have had terrible experiences.

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Liquidator Member since:
2007-03-04

I use an SSD in my zero-dB desktop, and it failed after a year, but it was still under guarantee. But still, that sucks, I lost almost a week of work.

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

I wouldn't say SSD's are more reliable. But you could say SSD's are more resistant to shock.

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