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Only those that don't know the semiconductor business make that statement. Which is basically 99% of people.

SSD doesn't imply NAND, nor even semiconductor based technology, just solid state drive. There are potentially other ways to store data (3D optical technologies for example) that could be ready to supplant semiconductor based ones when they reach their limits.

HDDs will be marginalized sooner or later. My bet is on later (I still think they have ~10-20 years left), but I truly believe it's inevitable.
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Still hoping one day the prices will be the same as our conventional hdd. I cant afford to give up 600usd for this.
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What purpose does everyone in this topic have for a 1TB SSD that cannot be accomplished by a 128GB or 256GB SSD and a 1TB HDD, and also greatly benefits from the SSD space?

 

I have two purposes atm and am sure given the time to use one I could come up with more (just like I already have at least 2 good legit uses for a gigabit ISP connection whenever someone says there is no purpose in one).

 

For me the first one would be laptop or netbook use. Currently I own a netbook that is perfect in size for my purposes. The single major drawback is storage, with a small SSD the netbook flies (even though by hardware standards it may be underpowered for most things it is perfect for what we use it for, internet access on the road and as a portable Media Center Machine). Having a small SSD requires carrying a separate portable HDD for storage. Whilst a 1TB SSD would reduce bulk and keep the snappiness. If you have ever traveled with a wife and kids who are less tech literate than you and who view computers as appliances (aka they should just work and require no extra effort or thought) you may understand why the less complexity the better. So having SSD AND storage together in one is better for my purposes.

 

The second use - the majority of the games I play on my mechanical drives on my home PC load large amounts of information off the hard drive regularly throughout game play. Although setting up mechanical drives in RAID 0 assist to a fair degree it wouldnt be able to match a single SSD in thoroughput and in the ability to create a simpler environment where the mechanical drives could better be used for backups.

 

For me I love the idea, currently though the cost is more than I am interested in, but definitely look forward to it!

    
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Doesn't surprise me. Many large institutions use what they've got till it falls apart.

Still, you rarely see new backup solutions implemented with tapes, and the tape drive market is a ghost of what it once was. People generally only buy new tape drives if they have a stack of tapes with old backups on them that they need to read.
Tape market is still going.... if you plan to archive data for 7-12 years, what media would you use?
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What we really need is cheaper 256 GB drives. I'd love a SSD but just cant see myself making due with a 120GB system drive.
Agreed. I waited until late last year to get my agility 4 256gb. I was extremely skeptical but at 90$ i couldnt pass it up. Thankfully it works great and has been flawless. If it wasnt so cheap, i wouldve opted for the vertex.
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Originally Posted by Brutuz View Post

What purpose does everyone in this topic have for a 1TB SSD that cannot be accomplished by a 128GB or 256GB SSD and a 1TB HDD, and also greatly benefits from the SSD space?

I have two purposes atm and am sure given the time to use one I could come up with more (just like I already have at least 2 good legit uses for a gigabit ISP connection whenever someone says there is no purpose in one).

For me the first one would be laptop or netbook use. Currently I own a netbook that is perfect in size for my purposes. The single major drawback is storage, with a small SSD the netbook flies (even though by hardware standards it may be underpowered for most things it is perfect for what we use it for, internet access on the road and as a portable Media Center Machine). Having a small SSD requires carrying a separate portable HDD for storage. Whilst a 1TB SSD would reduce bulk and keep the snappiness. If you have ever traveled with a wife and kids who are less tech literate than you and who view computers as appliances (aka they should just work and require no extra effort or thought) you may understand why the less complexity the better. So having SSD AND storage together in one is better for my purposes.

The second use - the majority of the games I play on my mechanical drives on my home PC load large amounts of information off the hard drive regularly throughout game play. Although setting up mechanical drives in RAID 0 assist to a fair degree it wouldnt be able to match a single SSD in thoroughput and in the ability to create a simpler environment where the mechanical drives could better be used for backups.

For me I love the idea, currently though the cost is more than I am interested in, but definitely look forward to it!

Niche appeal for the first one, and for the second how many get crap FPS/stutter because of it? There's not that many, Sims is one example of requiring an SSD (IMO) to play.
    
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can't wait:thumb:
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I'm totally down for this!
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OMG wanT:drool:
 
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Tape market is still going.... if you plan to archive data for 7-12 years, what media would you use?

Personally, archival grade dvd's and Blu-Ray. But I am not an institution

http://www.verbatim.com/subcat/optical-media/dvd/archival-grade-gold-dvd-r/
 
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