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I still have the original, with the 1541 unit
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I havent seen any of my HDD's die on me, although I have rarely used one over five years, however, after 3 years usage, one of my SSD's reports as if its around 90% full when empty...

Maybe with new SSD's the lifespan will be longer and worth the investment into a machine that I want to last for the ages.
You and I have different experiences then. I've had 3 phsyical HDDs fail on me, and 4 more among varying family members. None of my 4 SSD's have failed yet (although, I haven't had them for nearly as long as you have), despite 2 of them being under constant read/write usage since installation.

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SSDs are physically more durable and don't have to worry about the mechanical failure of moving parts, but HDD's magnetic media has longer data retention than NAND (which even when unworn will only hold data for 10-15 years) and, barring physical damage, it doesn't lose its ability to hold information, no matter how much it's written to.
I suppose data retention is an important difference. SSD read/write limits don't matter for a home computer though, they really don't.
post #33 of 39
Looks pretty neat to me, I'm glad they're bringing back the Commodore name. It will be really interesting to see how they do with that Commodore OS, I wonder if they will sell it separately once its released?

The price is steep, but it would be fun to get a barebones and stuff it with some fun parts. Along those lines, looks like only mini-ITX mobos will fit inside.
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$1500

That's funny.
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wow idk about the price
    
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Funny, we still have 3 original commodore 64's and Amigas working, loaded with a ton of arcade games too
    
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Interesting idea but....why?
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Funny, we still have 3 original commodore 64's and Amigas working, loaded with a ton of arcade games too
And the best part is, you don't have to pay $1500 to play them!
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Since apple as the hipster market covered someone's ought to cover the neckbeard hipster market.
+Rep. I lol'ed
 
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