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I'll wait until they get all the bugs worked out
-Tinman57 (June 02, 2013, 07:25 PM)
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Gonna be a looooonnngg wait.  Bugs exist.  Period.  Most every bug fix I've ever seen had its own crop of [new] bugs.

I never really liked being a beta tester, especially for hardware....   :D
-Tinman57 (June 02, 2013, 07:25 PM)
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Sorry, but you don that mantle every time you power up a PC or a mobile phone, start a vehicle, use an appliance, ...,  :P.

I too would never go back to not having an SSD. There's simply no comparision.

There's another related article in one of the more recent editions of Communication of the ACM:

The author postulates that SSDs could both be made more reliable and more performant (*) if there was a file system specifically targeting the characteristics of SSDs. The only SSD-related command current file systems support is TRIM, which marks a region as 'no longer in use', and which looses its effectiveness as an SSD gets near to full.

It seems to be a chicken-and-egg problem though: no one will make an SSD-specific file systems because current SSDs don't offer an SSD-related API (appart from TRIM). And no one will make an SSD-specific API because there are no file systems that would make use of it.

(*) that doesn't seem to be an English word?

Performant is not an old word.  So until it is included in the standard staid record of the English (and there is a periodic time that the dictionaries update), you won't find it in standard dictionaries.  A good blog post on this is here.  However, it is in our vernacular.  Our language just has to catch up.

Ah, that's interesting. Thanks wraith808! (thanks also for vernacular: never heard that one before ;) )


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