On Wed 24 Jun 2009 at 02:32:24 PDT free...@t41t.com wrote:
The lifetime and reliability of SSDs are less-than-or-equal-to the lifetime and reliability of spinning magnetic drives, so don't buy an SSD for that. Whether SSDs use less power is an open question. There's a lot of data going either way. The last comparison I saw suggested spinning drives average less power than their SSD counterparts. In any event, it's not clear-cut yet. SSDs probably do generate less heat (but I've not seen data on that). Of course, the access time on an SSD is order(s) of magnitude less than for a spinning drive, and that's cause enough for lots of people to buy one.
SSD's are/should also be favored in devices that are prone to mechanical shocks. E.g., tablet PC's, and handheld devices like cellphones, music players or game players. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"