[–] Dfens 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I seriously need one of these. My laptop is getting slow and putting a new motherboard/microprocessor in it is not going to happen.

[–] thelma 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

I don't know if my HD is working without the whirling noise.

No thank you SSD drive.

[–] VoatIsForTimmy [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

SSD has twice the expected life and has a data transfer rate that starts at three times faster than what a hard drive can do. You're missing out. NewEgg periodically has 120GB SSD's, great as boot drives, for under $30, about half of what they were one year ago.

[–] viperguy 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

LIE!

Its the complete opposite! Lots of published papers, even physics papers.

Some calculations show SSDs can be killed in 1.5 days, most will die in 2.5 days or less of writing solid random data in a loop. Refer to key comment by Jim Handy (the ssd guy) HIMSELF : " Yes, the SSD would only last a day and a half at 560MB/s of constant writes" on this page :

http://thessdguy.com/comparing-dwpd-to-tbw/

There has never ever EVER been either a shipping, nor lab experiment, where a NAND gate can change state from 0 to 1 and back more than 50,000 times ! Samsung warranty is less, only 15,000 alterations to a single gate.

SSDs can be killed dead in under 2 days of deliberate writing of random data in a stress benchmark.

In fact all Samsungs (and all SSDs) have odometers and your warrantee is VOID if you use a Samsung SSD merely 15,000 times (fill it with alternating data 15,000 times).

Hard drives have no limit and can be filled non-stop for decades.

NAND works by storing electrons in a floating gate (conductor) or charge trap (insulator). The stored electrons then create a charge, and the amount of charge determines the bit value of a cell. In order to program or erase a cell, a strong electric field is created by applying a high voltage on the control gate, which then forces the electrons to flow from the channel to the floating gate or charge trap through an insulating tunnel oxide. The electric field induces stress on the tunnel oxide and as the cell is programmed and erased, the tunnel oxide wears out overtime, reducing the reliability of the cell by reducing its ability to withhold the charge. There is error correction extra gates, and there is wear leveling to move data out of at-risk areas.

http://www.storage-switzerland.com/articles/Entries/2012/3/6_Why_Flash_Wears_Out_and_How_to_Make_it_Last_Longer.html

But if you fill the entire SSD with random data in a loop for hours, you can kill an SSD in about 2 days (assuming MLC-based flash memory, the type used in all SSDs)

In fact, now "Drive Writes Per Day (DWPD) - The number of times the total capacity of the drive may be written to per day within its warranty." is a thing, to detect people killing a SSD in two days on purpose by burning it out.

A hard drive would not burn out in decades of writes.

Stay away from SSDs for critical databases.

[–] thelma 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

Sure, and my next wife? Nah, she won't become a total bitch like my first one.

Yeah, I'm missing out.

My HD is making noise...its working. Sweet. What do I need to get so fast anyway?

[–] derram 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

https://archive.fo/OYWuv :

Samsung puts fifth-generation V-NAND memory into mass production - TechSpot

'Samsung has begun mass production of its fifth generation V-NAND memory. '

'Fifth generation chips arrive in 256 gigabit (32GB) capacities. '

'Later this year, Samsung is planning to introduce 1-terabit V-NAND chips and will also be adding quad-level cell products to offer even higher capacity options. '

'Roughly 85 billion charge trap flash cells can be found inside the fifth generation chips each storing three bits of data. ', "Using over 90 layers compared to the previous generation's 64, the new memory achieves nearly a 40 percent improvement in performance."


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