Micron Starts Offering World's First Mass-Produced Phase Change Memory Solution

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nschmidt00

Are Ferrari's reliable? For the most part yes, but parts do break service issues do come up. I have been using the Intel 520 Series 120GB SSD as my main boot drive in my latest system build. 1.5 TB caviar black for back up and storage purposes of course. I would not go back to a traditional HDD. I guess for servers sure go with traditional disc drives where data security/reliability is essential. Intel SSD have a 5yr warranty.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

:)

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vrmlbasic

Under load, my Droid RAZR can get pretty toasty. It's pretty cool that they seem to have concocted a substance that changes phase based upon temperature, and that the substance is resilient enough to not undergo an unwanted phase change when the phone gets hot but yet doesn't require so much heat to become impractical for wanted phase changes.

Flash isn't reliable enough for you? You're missing out, not even a "server grade HDD" compares in performance. If my SSD craps out prematurely, it'll go out with a bang. As they say, "live fast, die young, and leave a [potentially still readable] corpse." ;)

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Neufeldt2002

This is getting exciting. First Flash, and now Phase Change. Just hope reliability is included in this, as Flash based is not reliable enough for me to jump in with SSD tech yet. I want to, but I just purchased a server grade HDD for my OS drive because of SSD reliability issues.

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Peanut Fox

The flash memory itself is extremely reliable. Failures that occur with SSDs are most often due to poor software or controllers.

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jabelsk

But SSD is more reliable than HDD.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

Please specify which SSD is more reliable than, for example, the most reliable Western Digital 5400 RPM Laptop drive?

If you say OCZ.....WRONG ANSWER!

Intel or Samsung.....possibly but we won't know for a while yet

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Neufeldt2002

I'll agree to disagree with you on that. Many find them extremely reliable I will give you that, but I with many others don't.

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ddimick

SSD endurance is more clear than you make it out to be.

In consumer environments SSD endurance is roughly on par with hard drive MTBF.

In server environments SSD endurance is substantially worse than hard drive MTBF.

Choose accordingly.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

again, you need to specify which SSD

Just read a few hundred horror stories over at the OCZ forum or count the bad reviews vs good reviews at Newegg get my point

Brand Matters!

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Peanut Fox

OCZ SSDs are fine. The problem they encountered was the same as anyone else who got early Sanforce 2281 parts. OCZ was fortunate or unfortunate enough to just have sold a ton of them. To their credit they were not only first in releasing a fix, they were extremely fast in doing so.

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Mortal_M

Also, people don't go to forums and start a new thread to say how reliable their HDD are, however if it breaks then they'll rush there to start complaining.
That's the big problem with those reviews/posts

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