|06-24-2013, 11:40 PM||#17|
Herbert van der wegen
Join Date: Feb 2003
I have a revodrive (PCIe card with four ssd's in a raid for a max of 1.5gb/s throughput)
After installing it my machine felt as if twice as fast. Incredibly responsive to everything I do. In a nutshell: yes, it DOES have quite an impact on the overall work experience. I would never go back to those extremely slow hard drives to run an OS.
|07-05-2013, 02:36 PM||#18|
Join Date: Nov 2004
I recently was interested in this as well and have come across these things:
SSD return rates
Reviews on various online stores seemed to confirm this tendency that Crucial delivers the highest quality at least among affordable consumer drives.
Which is why I got a small one myself a while back just for my OS. It now has a power on time of 264 days and is just fine. Although there was a hickup once where I kept getting BSODs. Quick googling showed that I needed a firmware update - did it and everything was fine again. And I think it's safe to assume that drives sold these days will already ship with firmware without that issue.
I also came across this interesting little article with a link to an actual research paper:
How Power Failures Corrupt Flash SSD Data
So I figured I should really get a UPS should I ever get an SSD I would actually store important data on.
However, fortunately at least Crucial apparently has come up with a solution (which most people dismiss as "unnecessary", presumably because they are not aware of the tests people have done like the one linked above):
"Hold Up capacitors also ensure the drive won't lose data in the case of a power outage."
All of which means at least to me that the next time I'll have a spare ~$800 (or the price drops even further), I'll replace the two traditional RAID1 HDDs I have for my most important data with two SSDs
|07-05-2013, 03:45 PM||#19|
Join Date: Jan 2007
This is simply not true. Hard drives will be around for decades to come and maybe longer.
This is opinion, which I disagree with. It can benefit a few workflows that are I/O bound but those are few and far between (large simulation caches, 4K stereo compositing, very large textures). Certainly not a "must" for 3D content creation.
|07-05-2013, 03:45 PM||#20|
Lord of the posts
Join Date: Sep 2003
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