Solid state drives
david at cantrell.org.uk
Tue Apr 20 16:52:54 BST 2010
On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 04:30:53PM +0100, Paul Orrock wrote:
> David Cantrell wrote:
> >On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 09:07:01AM +0000, James Laver wrote:
> >>On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 09:08:10AM +0100, Richard Huxton wrote:
> >>>Having said that, there are clearly plenty of applications where
> >>>power-failure isn't an overriding worry.
> >>Or 'on any machine connected to a UPS that's correctly configured to
> >>shut the machine down properly'?
> >>Or 'on any machine in a datacenter with generators for backup power'.
> >These things are being marketed for use in desktops.
> Indeed, in residential areas with flaky power, a simple UPS which evens out
> the power spikes and can provide valuable minutes to shutdown your PC is
> well worth the £50 or so that it costs, as it will save you in 95% of
Very few people live in areas with flaky power, at least in the UK.
Consequently most people wouldn't ever bother with a UPS as it's a waste
of money. And in the years between buying it and actually needing it,
you can bet that the battery will have died.
Not, of course, that this is a SSD-specific problem.
David Cantrell | Enforcer, South London Linguistic Massive
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