Re: SSD drive scandal


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by Markodius » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:02 am
Hi

I was thinking about buying an SSD and came across this..

http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=669226

Anyone got any recommendations for SSD's?
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by aTao » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:58 am
That forum thread is nearly 2 years old.
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by Markodius » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:30 am
My point is that there are many issues with regards using SSD. Things I hadn't begun to consider. What's your point aTao?
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by Jim JKla » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:19 am
Moore's Law is the problem. ;)
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by RaTTuS » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:46 am
I dont see what this has to do with Riscos?
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by Jim JKla » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:39 am
The RPi is probably frozen in time but any thing external (periferal) will be subject to Moore's Law and therefore the chances of an old forum post 2 years down the road has a high probability of having some degree of obcelecence.

It was just a comment pointing out that elapsed time is the issue. ;)

Even the RPi has doubled it's memory in 6 months.
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by RaTTuS » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:52 am
;-p
I was refering to the OP...
one of my RPi's runs on a SSD
no issues so far
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by Markodius » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:18 pm
The scandal , I interpret, is the way in which SSD's are addressed. Theoretically, I think, LBA capable computers should be able to address an SSD's storage without translation - in other words 'raw'. Is that now the case or am I simply wrong?
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by aTao » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:51 pm
Markodius wrote:My point is that there are many issues with regards using SSD. Things I hadn't begun to consider. What's your point aTao?


Markodius wrote:Hi

I was thinking about buying an SSD and came across this..

http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=669226

Anyone got any recommendations for SSD's?


Looks very much like you are warning people off a particular model or even manufacturer. I dont consider quoting a 2 year old "scandal" is particularly relevant.
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by Markodius » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:50 pm
It wasn't my intention to go scaremongering, but I see how that could be construed. No, what I'm really after is a problem free drive with good longevity. I don't need the fastest thing under the sun but I do need something that's not going to blink out on me along with the day's work. I also dislike manufacturers overzealous claims concerning storage capacity. We've always lost a tad to formatting but then to say 1 TB is a billion bytes is the sort of thing one expects from an accountancy firm rather than a computer peripheral manufacturer.

RaTTuS, you've got one working.. what make and model is it please? If I see one then I'll know that it should work. 2 out of 3 hard drives have been rejected by HFormat and the one that wasn't rejected makes more noise than a furry's convention.
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by RaTTuS » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:04 am
http://www.suntekstore.com/goods-100102 ... c_ssd.html
is exactly the one I got.
I dont know how long it will last - but seem to be fine so far
my system has been up for 66days
it does need to be powered via a usb Y cable ...
actually
I thought I had it conencted to my 512MB RPi but it is a 256MB one...

I have the internals of
http://www.amazon.co.uk/DIGIFLEX-Drive- ... 002UZO07C/
connected to my PIbow'ed 256MB Rpi with one half of the Y cable [the data one] and a usb hub [for power]
the Hub has a 2A PSU to supply power to the RPi and the SSD and mouse / keyboard
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by Markodius » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:59 pm
Cheers RaTTuS!
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