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Old 12-14-2010, 01:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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^ yea that's certainly an important issue to consider. However, that capped amount on most drives is in the hundreds of thousands (for Intel drives, 100GB per day for five years.) I think in a beta testing environment an SSD would be a huge benefit. I can install an OS in under 15 minutes (from DVD boot to installing programs.) Plus, just the speed at which it's up and running after a reboot is a big advantage. I think what makes it a bigger concern is just the price/GB of the drives.
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I will stick with my good old hard drives, quiet a few are around 10 years older, and a lot are at the 5-6 year marks.
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I still have a 2GB hdd from the 386 days. No practical use, but it still works.
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If HP is successful in developing viable permanent memory from memristors, that could give SSD's a significant step forward.
They currently use NAND flash memory, which is made from transistors - several transistors per bit.

Being able to use a single memristor in place of several transistors would use a lot less volume per bit, and the reduced complexity would hopefully increase reliability.
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:09 AM   #15 (permalink)
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It isn't really the complexity, it's more or less, we have multiple parts to do one thing, and one almost always breaks yet the others are good, replacing those multiples with a single, would be good in the fact that theres a lesser chance of it failing.
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less parts = less complexity
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