Pages tagged #ssd

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1. Sunday 29th July 2012
Sunday 29th July 2012: 8.36pm. Link shared: http://www.behardware.com/articles/862-1/components-returns-rates-6.html As I need to configure a ZFS software RAID-Z redundant storage pool for my cloud before I emigrate to Canada (i.e. buy a new 3Tb hard drive), I was very pleased to find a hardware vendor that publishes the return rates of the products it sells which is very, very rare anywhere on the internet. Turns out those 2nd gen Sandforce SSDs are seeing a 10-15% return rate which is astronomical, and it's not like that technology is remotely new yet they keep fobbing off consumers with SSDs that just don't work. ...

2. Thursday 9th August 2012
Thursday 9th August 2012: 9.35pm. Looks like my +Corsair #Force #SSD boot drive (based on the infamously crap #Sandforce #SF-1200 chipset) really is truly dead. Last time it died I was able to resurrect it with a Secure ATA erase i.e. hard factory reset, but this time it's completely unresponsive to anything and appears to lock up during device initialisation. Thankfully, given it had hosed my Windows 7 install twice before, I had nothing important on it, but it's still irritating and inconvenient. ...

3. Wednesday 15th August 2012
Wednesday 15th August 2012: 5.36pm. Interestingly the #Samsung 830 #ssd in my cloud node hit a write cycle count of 50 today, and with its 25ns flash that's 1% down 99% to go. The 830 gives a fair few stats actually, so the SSD has been powered on for 2500 hours and has written 2.679Tb which makes an average of about 1.1Gb/hour or 26.26Gb/day. The only concern I've ever had with this SSD is a UDMA CRC error count of 23925, but when I replaced the SATA cable it seems to have stopped increasing so it's all good. ...

4. Wednesday 15th August 2012
Wednesday 15th August 2012: 10.59pm. Courtesy of my shiny new 256Gb #Samsung 830 #ssd replacing that #POS #Sandforce SSD 60Gb boot drive which died, I have the space to install Linux alongside Windows for the first time in some years. I've always been a #KDE man personally, I find it's close enough to Windows I don't have to think too hard, so I fired on a copy of #Kubuntu 12. ...

5. Sunday 27th July 2014
Sunday 27th July 2014: 5.52pm. I forgot to post my annual SSD vs magnetic hard drive capacity per inflation adjusted dollar graph which I updated in May, so here it is. The trend of deexponentialisation of SSD capacity per dollar growth has continued as I first predicted in 2012 (http://www.nedprod.com/studystuff/SSDsVsHardDrives_201204.png), and currently SSDs are growing slower than magnetic storage which implies they will never catch up in terms of capacity per dollar. ...


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