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The end of spinning rust...

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Re: The end of spinning rust...

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Post by azrielle » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:41 am

A 75% price drop in SSDs!
I can live with that. Could probably afford to replace all my 120-128GB SSD boot drives with 500GB versions for $30-40 apiece, instead of $120+.
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Re: The end of spinning rust...

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Post by Adrian » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:52 am

I refuse to use HDDs if I have a choice.

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Re: The end of spinning rust...

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Post by bigbenaugust » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:00 pm

Eadwine Rose wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:13 am
If you guys call 1.5 TB ancient.. I wonder what my 500 gb drive is.. antique? :laugh:
The 1.5TB drives I put in my first NAS and then my second were purchased in 2009. It was an oddball size that they don't make anymore. Funny thing is, they're half-full and I'll replace them with something much larger.
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Re: The end of spinning rust...

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:02 pm

Just thought I'd check.. the one that just bit the dust (again, through no fault of its own) is from May 2010.
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Re: The end of spinning rust...

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Post by m_pav » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:05 am

That got me into checking what's available now. I must say I am already astounded that a Samsung 970 EVO 2TB SSD has an on-board cache with 2GB Low Power DDR4 SD-RAM
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Re: The end of spinning rust...

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Post by Leo » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:28 am

Don't feel too bad, Eadwine. My sda is 28.5GB, so if yours is an antique, mine is prehistoric...

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Re: The end of spinning rust...

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:40 am

Leo wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:28 am
Don't feel too bad, Eadwine. My sda is 28.5GB, so if yours is an antique, mine is prehistoric...

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Considering how long we've been here on these forums.. we probably are as well *giggle*
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Re: The end of spinning rust...

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Post by KBD » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:11 pm

I suspect hard drives have a longer life span. I'm using some circa 10 years old. But SSD's are incredibly affordable now and I have some wish listed on Amazon.

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Re: The end of spinning rust...

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Post by Mauser » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:20 pm

KBD wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:11 pm
I suspect hard drives have a longer life span. I'm using some circa 10 years old. But SSD's are incredibly affordable now and I have some wish listed on Amazon.
SSD's of 1TB or larger are not affordable since they extremely expensive. HDD's hold the 1TB or larger market.
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Re: The end of spinning rust...

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Post by KBD » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:48 pm

Mauser wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:20 pm

SSD's of 1TB or larger are not affordable since they extremely expensive. HDD's hold the 1TB or larger market.
Yes, I'm looking at SSD's like this one:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01F9G43WU/?c ... _lig_dp_it
I don't think I could muster enough for a 1tb SSD if I collected all my digital stuff together. Even my 500gb hard drive is overkill. I like some breathing room though, so about 250gb is nice, but 128-160gb SSD would do the job.

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