On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 11:48:00AM -0700, Charlie Kester wrote: > 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.
Interesting details. I was a hardware logic major, not software, but I got shunted into software and went withthe flow. To all the comments, pro/con, it looks that my earlier projection was right. It will indeed be awhile before there are reliable solid-state devs that can replace the spinning disk. And even then, cross-backups and even having a tape backup of critical data is a must. That said, I still want to buy one of these sub-mini notebooks this summer. -- Gary Kline kl...@thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix http://jottings.thought.org http://transfinite.thought.org For FBSD list: http://transfinite.thought.org/slicejourney.php The 4.98a release of Jottings: http://jottings.thought.org/index.php _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"