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Like the old saying goes "they dont make them like they used too"

Yeah, because building slower and less precise hardware is easier. wink.gif

Disk density is a 1000x greater than 10-15 years ago.
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post #12 of 32
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My main issue with SSD's is price. I can buy (locally) a 2 TB HDD for the same price i can buy a 64 GB SSD on the net (then i gotta add shipping). I won't consider SSD's until they're worth at least $1/GB or less
SSDs will not be a HDD replacement for a while. Even for ~$100, a 64GB SSD is a great supplement for a large storage drive. For a lot of people, such a configuration is ideal, and the extra speed worth the relatively low price.
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Yeah, because building slower and less precise hardware is easier.

Disk density is a 1000x greater than 10-15 years ago.
QFT.

With more sophistication, comes more potential problems. I'll take my 2TB drive that may fail in 5 years, to a 100mb drive that may run for much longer. Just keep backups of important files. If you lose something and you didn't have a backup of it, you didn't really care for that data.
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I don't buy SSDs for reliability, I buy them for speed. It's tech that is still in its infancy, I don't trust them as a backup for important information.

I back-up all of my media files once per week to a 2TB drive anyway, because I don't trust it even on a single HDD, I have about $10,000 in music that I would lose if one HDD went down and I didn't have a backup. I'm also considering backing it all up onto the cloud as well, if my house burnt down right now I'd be screwed, I highly doubt I could convince my insurance company to give me $10k just because I tell them I lost my digital music collection.
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post #15 of 32
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178Mb is a huge HDD for 1987, back then I had two 20Mb drives and those were very expensive. For example, a computer with 1 single 20Mb hard drive was around $2000 (in 1987 dollars), and a computer with 70Mb was around $6000 (in 1987 dollars), and a computer with 115Mb was $11,000 (in 1987 dollars).
I might be wrong about hte date tho, this PC is older than my memory can go, i only know i got it on the '95. Most probably it's a '92-'93 PC, since hte earliest models came out in the '92
It was supposed to be a "server" in the high school one of my relatives worked at. This had a whalloping 32 MB RAM, a DX2 @ 33 MHz, which i changed for a DX4 @ 100 MHz (forgot to edit that on the description, but you can see the stuff it comes with here), and it had win 3.11. For the date, it's almost like an SR-2 build from today

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Wow, get a few more of those bad boys and you could have enough space for a CD's worth of music!!!
Well, if you convert the music disc to MP3, it'll (barely) fit
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One day... over the rainbow.... some day....

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I won't consider SSD's until they're worth at least $1/GB or less
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As of February 2011, NAND flash SSDs cost about (US)$1.20–2.00 per GB
Almost there.
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One day... over the rainbow.... some day....





Almost there.

There have been SSDs for less than $1/GB on sale and after rebate.
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post #18 of 32
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Originally Posted by BlackVenom View Post
Almost there.
*hoping for black friday sales*

Thankfully i can live with 64 GB boot drives. My Spinpoints do the rest.

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There have been SSDs for less than $1/GB on sale and after rebate.
Try being international . Got a rebate rejected because i "must live in any state of the U.S."

I'm willing to pay shipping and all, but no rebates, at least no instant ones.
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Really it is a toss up. Yes you get performance in the SSD but for how long. Firmware and small components and write cycles still make SSD's not a big industrial push yet.

However on the HDD side, all it takes is for a consumer to drop his laptop with the HDD being on or off and bam HDD dead. I believe Hitachi, Seagate, and WD are making HDDs that can take the abuse but at a 75% cost of an SSD making the question why not just buy an SSD.

It comes down to consumers should go with SSDs for reliability, but Industry will stick with HDDs because they are more reliable and less cost to capacity for enterprise uses.
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Yeah, because building slower and less precise hardware is easier.

Disk density is a 1000x greater than 10-15 years ago.
It's only easier when you have the ability to create something better.

Also, component quality over the years have seem to have been pushed to the backburner IMO.
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