[tpm] OT: Are SSDs really worth purchasing to speed up our computing experience?
legrady at gmail.com
Wed May 30 16:33:19 PDT 2012
I have heard that SSDs have limited lifetimes, compared to disk, only so
many read-write cycles. Don't know how significant that is in actual use.
On Wed, May 30, 2012 at 6:42 PM, Dave Doyle <dave.s.doyle at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 30 May 2012 18:38, James E Keenan <jkeen at verizon.net> wrote:
>> I don't know what SSD means in this context? Can anyone explain?
> Solid State Drive. Flash memory hard drive instead of the spinning disk.
> And for the record: SSD is a huge performance increase when you do
> ANYTHING I/O based. I mean it. My MBP flies. Yes, it has a nicer
> processor than my old 'puter, but folks who have the same model and the
> traditional spinning disk HD have commented on the speed of my boot.
> Having attempted to process CPAN before by expanding every tarball, I can
> tell you the difference is stunning between my old iMac and my MBP.
> dave.s.doyle at gmail.com
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