Hard disc drive vs solid state drive

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Faster, less fragile. 🙂

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    15 Responses to Hard disc drive vs solid state drive

    1. My computer still sports the oldie disc 🙁

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    2. Bah the SSD market on the mainstream consumer level kinda sucks. They’ll beat out raptors but the best ones cost a grand or more.

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    3. Solid state is the way to go, however, it is more expensive.

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    4. Holding out for spintronic drives.

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    5. @MrPsychic: itz way way way more expensive yeah…. it sux

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    6. It’s getting harder to imagine why one would use an old-style hard drive.

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    7. Recent comparison for an add-on:

      A 64 GB solid-state drive costs $300
      A 160GB 7200rpm hard disk drive costs $60

      I’m guessing SSDs will phase out HDDs en masse beginning 2010. Srsly.

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    8. The speeds are comparable so far. Solid state has a little edge. I need my terabytes of space for cheap too!

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    9. @diabeetus: @diabeetus: I just bought a nice 500gig drive for $80 from new egg.

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    10. Say what you want, all our shit will be useless soon. They’re coming out with three technologies that will rape anything we got right now. Spintronic detectors will double processing power of all computers. Memristors will not only increase memory capacity, but also soon get rid of D-RAM and flash memory. Memristors hold 100 gigabits of memory per square centimeter. Next on the list is carbon processors. Graphene sheets will soon replace standard processors. They built the smallest transistor in the world from it (1 atom thick and 10 atoms wide). Plus, with an effeciency 100 times that of silicon and no heat conductance it’ll easily trump processors from now.

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    11. Read speeds for these are blazingly fast, but the raptors/velociraptors/most 7200rpm drives rape them on write speeds.

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    12. Since my idea of delicate tool work involves a 3lb sledge and a 10″ modified crescent wrench, less fragile=much better.

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    13. Once the prices come down a bit more, I’m gonna get one of the smaller sizes for my windows/games. That’s basically their only advantage.

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    14. Less fragile? I’d like to see you pull data off a ruined SSD. Have fun desoldering chip legs if the PCB is snapped, I’ll just pull the platter from my good old HDD.

      @diabeetus: The comparison is wrong. A 64 gig SSD sets me back 300$, therefore I could also go out and buy over 1.5 TB of HDD space with those funds.

      @3dge: Nothing’s ever useless in the computing world. You think everyone run and jumped for 64-bit tech when it came out? Or SATA? Or even Wireless N? No, adoption takes time, and the horribleness of adherence to stadards so as to ensure compatibility for future-phobic businesses that have the industry’s balls in a vice will guaruntee that all the tech we have to day will still be happily spinning in offices, schools, and economy PCs for years to come!

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    15. I like to wait several years before buying stuff. A video card with the only advantage of GDDR instead of DDR memory w/e was on sale for $30, and I paid $80 for mine a couple years back. Look how cheap USB drives are now. I have 4 and didn’t pay a cent! (gotta love mail in rebates) Just recently I bought a 1gig SD and 1gig micro SD for $5 with $5 mail in rebate. That’s 2 1 gig cards for free, but if I bought them when they came out that would have set me back upwards of $50. The bottom line is to set yourself a couple years behind everything to save money and hassle of configuration and trouble shooting.

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