Re: Solid State Drives......

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Subject: Re: Solid State Drives......
Name: MS
Date: 10/24/2011 7:41:57 PM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: Re: Solid State Drives...... posted by SubliminalCriminal

Since I am working for one of the key
manufacturers I can't really post any reviews but
the bottom line is:

SSDs are faster and they are getting much more
reliable than HDDs
SSDs need traffic, since stale data will slowly
corrupt over the course of 1-2 years of not being
accessed. Under normal operating conditions, any
decent controller will check the entire contents
periodically through background scrubbing, meaning
that as long as there is power to the drive, there
is no risk. Only, do not put a drive into a drawer
as a form of archiving, after a year or two it
will be corrupted as opposed to HDDs that keep
data forever offline.
SSDs are much more energy efficient than HDDs
SSDs are still struggling with operating systems
that were developed for HDDs but they can cope
pretty well even if they can't live up to the
fullest extent of their capabilities.
Once you have gone SSD for the OS (and a 60-80 GB
drive will suffice if you put your data on a
second HDD) you will never go back
The optimal size for an SSD (Win7) is about 100-
120 GB.
The best controller right now is the Sandforce
2200 series which is also going to be in the
upcoming Intel 3rd gen SSDs

Hope this helps

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