View Single Post
Old 05-09-2010, 03:31 PM   #4
Soup Nazi
madmat's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: No soup for you!
Posts: 1,694

Looking up disadvantages in the above linked article will underline why I think SSD will not be found in mainstream computing for a good while. Flash memory is good for a finite number of reads/writes. When using a SSD for windows with the swap file on the drive it hits the drive quite often and each hit is a nail in the coffin for the drive.

To help extend the life of the drive you can transfer the swap file to a conventional disk type HDD and save thousands of read/write cycles to the SSD.

M5A99FX Pro Rev 2.0
Phenom II 955 Black Edition quad core @ 3.5Ghz
2X4 Gigs G Skill F3-14900CL8-4GBXM
Buncha drives,
Cooler Master HAF XB EVO,
Corsair H100i,
Some other stuff,
Even more stuff,
If the automobile had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside. --Robert X. Cringely, InfoWorld magazine
madmat is offline   Reply With Quote