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I see. Even with the XT I'm cautious about using it as a boot drive. Around 2005-2006, I became aware of consumer drives being developed that were the first SSDs for them. The technology has been around for a long time, but it was only then it started getting developed for consumers. I still have a link somewhere to a forum thread where we discussed it. Having said that, while I've come to the conclusion that data on a drive won't ever go away lest it dies, and once the cells reach full capacity it becomes read only. I still can't get over the technology as I find it to be unreliable compared to an old fashioned drive. I'm sure it's a silly view to others, but I find an HDD to be better than an SSD in those terms. Currently the only issue with SSD reliability seems to be their controllers. SSD prices are getting lower and lower each month. Current SSD prices reflect HDD prices of the mid 2000s at the moment. In another year or two, it'll become even cheaper. I'd love to have a super reliable, 10M hour life, 1 TB+ SSS for under $300, but we all know that won't happen anytime soon. tongue.gif
post #12 of 18
A hard drive is mechanical, those it will fail. As to when and how, there is no way to predict this. I have used mostly seagate in all my rigs and don't really have any issues. The only ones I have ever had problems with are the 750GB and 1.5TB drives.
 
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Everything fails, I know. I write and delete a lot of data to my drives weekly. I have some mechanical drives that have been running for six years in between builds and they were boot drives. I've only had two drives fail on me, one was a Maxtor from eons ago and another a Hitachi, IIRC.
post #14 of 18
I have a 400MB drive around here somewhere that still works. Also have a Quantum BigFoot that still works biggrin.gif
 
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400 MB, that's what, 1997?
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Big old 5.25" brick
 
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Off Topic:

I've had bad experiences with Seagate before. But so far the XT's are built solid and I didn't have enough funds to get a SSD when the prices were like $300 for a 128GB drive...so now that they're a bit more affordable I jumped the gun on a Samsung 830 128GB for $75 during an NCIX sale a few months ago. :D

 

So far I have 2x1TB Refurbed Barracudas and so far they're doing well as media storage on my server.

 

Plus I have some Samsung Spinpoint 40GB IDE drives that are still running up to this date!

 

On Topic:

If you don't have a need for an SSD then the XT's will server you VERY well as OS drives. AFAIK the XT"s will only cache the files you use one boot-up and files that you regularly use on the SSD, everything else will be on the platter.

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Oh nice. I guess I will order one. It also looks like Apple ripped off the Seagate technology for their so-called "Fusion Drive".
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