Micron's 960GB Solid State Drive is Cheaper Than You Think

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WarpathPS

Why do I feel that the SSD's are the new Zip Drive's?

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whr4usa

that'd be lovely... carry around an external USB 3.x enclosure with a terabyte solid-state disk inside... (:

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whr4usa

if this will use 4KB sectors I'm buying it...will it..?

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beta212

I feel a wave of nostalgia, I remember my first notebook, it was made by gateway, had window 95, and a 1.8 GB hard drive. I though I would NEVER fill it up, and what do you know, it filled up in less than 2 years.
My second laptop was a Sony Vaio with 60GB hard drive, win XP, and I think 512 MB ram, I filled that one up in 4 months...... Both computers still work, and the Sony one still stands up to daily use even though it is nearly 10 years old. But they don't make things like they used to, the thinkpad I have has had 4 Hdd related failures in 3 months, and all of this happened after lenovo bought it from IBM. My Old Thinkpads have never failed before.

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bpstone

I still prefer the reliability of mechanical hard drives over the current selection of solid state drives.

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davelray

Obviously haven't done your homework have you? SSD drives on the market now meet or exceed the reliability of mechanical drives. Samsung's drives for instance, have a MTBF of 1,200,000 hours. Only a handful of mechanical drives can match that reliability. This is the second article I've seen you post this rubbish statement.

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bpstone

Kiss my ass troll. You actually recall an old post of mine from way back? lol I said reliability. Look up the definition if you would like. Mainly referring to what I have worked with. Pricing is yet another factor. My clients are not interested in upgrading right now. Do not bother responding. As far as I am concerned, go fuck yourself prick. ;^P

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davelray

ROFL I guess I ruffled your feathers. Guess what, this isn't an "enterprise" class SSD. And frankly I could give a rat's butt what your "clients" are interested in. You made an unknowledgable bullshit comment. Then when I and another person on here called you on it, you've decided to throw down with the f bombs and the cursing. Which just proves even more you haven't a clue. I suggest you take your own advice, along with a good healthy dose of research.

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whr4usa

+1

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davelray

doublepost

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Cregan89

I commented on an article earlier this week, and I'll repeat...

SSDs are magnitudes more reliable than mechanical hard drives, except for models with firmware bugs and ultra cheap models (only time will tell whether that includes this model).

At my workplace we operate a fairly large web server, and we used to burn through a hard drive a month with mechanical drives. Last year we upgraded all of our servers to SSDs and we haven't had one single failure yet.

As long as an SSD isn't engineered with horrible components, and it doesn't have any bugs in it's design and firmware, an SSD will be significantly more reliable than a mechanical hard drive.

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bpstone

Neither I nor my clients at this moment in time need to replace our current enterprise hard drives. When it is time to do so, we will examine what is available then. That will likely include enterprise solid states drives. The pricing of them will be a factor too. I go with what I know from experience has very low failure rates. Multiple drives failing is a lot of headache and money lost. And heaven forbid if one were to corrupt a single professional graphics card in a workstation that sometimes cost over three grand each. Do you think they would care at all what my excuse would be? Hell no. lol I imagine we will probably end up switching over to SSDs at some point. I will think more about it when I come to that split in the road. :)

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whr4usa

+1

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beta212

Bit rot anyone?

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whr4usa

that can happen with any storage format on any storage device using any memory technology

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QuadraQ

I'm in. Please review as soon as it's available.

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whr4usa

+1

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DarkMatter

Well .. as they always say.. Better late than never... Good news too my VSTi's will have fast storage for all its multisamples...

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burntham77

Considering I paid 600 dollars for a 480 gig Corsair SSD six months ago, paying the same for double the space is an incredible deal. I don't need the 1TB, but I am looking forward to the day I can replace the 2TB HDD in my HTPC with a big SSD. You can do it, Micron!

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n0b0dykn0ws

I'd get one if it's stable, even if slower than other SSDs on the market.

I need to replace my 1 TB platter drive in my desktop.

n0b0dykn0ws

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Mikey109105

They do realize this SSD is going to outsell the living shit out of all the other SSD's on the market, lol. They're going to make a fortune on this one.

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USraging

Nice! I think i will buy one. right now im sporting the Samsung 830 512GB SSD.

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whr4usa

that'll definitely be an upgrade considering how many issues those samsungs are having

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