Seagate to bet more on SSDs this year - new models in 2013

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I just posted the article Seagate to bet more on SSDs this year - new models in 2013.

There are only three large hard disk manufacturers left and also they can’t get around Solid State Disks (SSDs).

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#2

When ssd-like performance just doesn’t cut it anymore.


#3

What really worries me about SSDs is that noone seems to be researching into increasing the lifespan of these devices. Rather, they are ultimately concerned about speed. If I buy an SSD today, I don’t want to be forced to buy a replacement in the next few years.

Of course, I’m sure companies like Seagate are counting on this, as they probably want us to have to buy more from them.


#4

[QUOTE=TSJnachos117;2673063]What really worries me about SSDs is that noone seems to be researching into increasing the lifespan of these devices. Rather, they are ultimately concerned about speed. If I buy an SSD today, I don’t want to be forced to buy a replacement in the next few years.

Of course, I’m sure companies like Seagate are counting on this, as they probably want us to have to buy more from them.[/QUOTE]

The reliability has improved greatly in recent times. They’re rated at 1 million hours and many SSD’s are coming with 5 year warranties. Naturally, you will still backup your data so why so such a concern? Mechanical hard drives can and do fail within a few years of buying, as do power supplies, graphics cards and pretty much everything else in your case.


#5

Don´t believe in the MTBF.
The reliability of the NANDs decrease with every DIE-shrink, so you´re wrong. Endurance-tests show that an older Samsung SSD 830 are able to do over 10x NAND-writes than newer 840 with TLC.
OK, most failures are because Firmware-problems but this is an other szenario. It´s a thing that that isn´t purposely, but the manufacturers know that DIE-shrinks are not good for endurance

And a PSU -if you don´t buy cheapest things- are not that hard like a HDD/SSD-failure because you don´t loose data

But a external backup ist still the best you can do; even the best SSD/HDD can failure sometimes


#6

The joys of buying two identical SSDs for a boot-drive and its clone, left cold until ‘if and when’.

[I]-from the Harley School of PC Medicine & Psychotherapy[/I]


#7

SSDs is the future


#8

[QUOTE=starokonovo;2679573]SSDs is the future[/QUOTE]
The future is here.:flower:


#9

It surprises me that Seagate’s vast and illustrious history with SSDs hasn’t been a conversation point.


#10

[QUOTE=ChristineBCW;2679739]It surprises me that Seagate’s vast and illustrious history with SSDs hasn’t been a conversation point.[/QUOTE] You may have accidentally engaged the SarcasmLock key on your computer. :stuck_out_tongue:


#11

(keyboard kick!)

Nope, it’s still there.

I think that “Seagate bets MORE” is the 3-word phrase that’s left it in lock mode. And you’re right - I shouldn’t let that Lock stay too long - after all, their First One will indeed be More.