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Alright, so how far ahead is the software?

HDD controller have over 60 years of experience.
Modern SSD controllers have 7-8 years.

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Do note that SSDs are used more and more in enterprise systems (proving that they are reliable enough). Besides, one should NEVER rely on storage devices in the first place.... always keep three copies.

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Reliability is also what's making me steer clear right now. I know I can trust my old, clunky, and slow spinning thingies. As for NAND storage... I'm not so sure.
No, you can't. No one should ever trust HDDs... ever.
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RAM density is lower..... how much space would 512GB of RAM take up?
RAM uses more power.... 512GB of NAND might use 10w while DRAM would use something like 5-10 times as much.
RAM is more expensive..... 8GB NAND is $6.43 while 512MB DDR3-1600 is $3.36. (That's over 8 times as much.) http://www.dramexchange.com/
Batteries would only power the RAM for a few days at most realistically.
Batteries would further increase cost.
Batterries add complexity requiring more maintainence and points of failure.

If only I could rep you, thanks for explaining
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No, you can't. No one should ever trust HDDs... ever.

the 50+ dead spindle drives next to me agrees. thumb.gif includes drives from Samsung, WD, Seagate, etc.
 
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Agreed. Lots of people have dead SSDs as well though. As duckie said, the only safe way is backups...at least 3. I sleep well at night knowing I have SIX copies of all my files. (6-2TB drives bought at different times from different vendors)
    
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Agreed. Lots of people have dead SSDs as well though. As duckie said, the only safe way is backups...at least 3. I sleep well at night knowing I have SIX copies of all my files. (6-2TB drives bought at different times from different vendors)
Any off-site or cloud backups?
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No, you can't. No one should ever trust HDDs... ever.

I have my reasons to! From my 12 drives, the oldest is about... 11 years now. I thought it was dead, but it turns out it was the onboard controller! The drive is alive, and it still has its old data on it biggrin.gif
   
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But since IBM just sunk a billion dollars into it, that gives it much higher chances of coming true.

So really, by making this astronomical "bet", they just increased their chances of winning their own bet.
    
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I have my reasons to! From my 12 drives, the oldest is about... 11 years now. I thought it was dead, but it turns out it was the onboard controller! The drive is alive, and it still has its old data on it biggrin.gif

So you are basing your decision on a total of 12 data points?
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SSD are still way too expensive for what they can hold.
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SSD's are definitely the future, but until you can get a 3-4TB SSD for $120, hard drives will ALWAYS have a place in my home and company.
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