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A Tweaker’s Guide to Solid State Drives (SSDs) and Linux

[ Thanks to Jason
Perlow
for this link. ]

“Is 20th century conventional Winchester multi-platter,
multi-head random-access disk technology too quaint for you? Want
to run your PC or server on storage devices that consume far less
energy than the traditional alternatives? Want a portable or mobile
storage unit that will never fail due to G-forces or “crashing?”.
Looking for a highly reliable and fast random access storage medium
to use for your most important data? Do you have $250.00-$500.00 in
spare change lying around? Then Solid State Drives (SSDs) are for
you.

“Right now, the cost of using 2.5″ SATA SSDs as exclusive
primary storage devices is rather high. At around $240.00-$250 for
one of the higher-performing 120GB units when compared with
commodity pricing on traditional mechanical disk storage, SSDs are
out of reach for most consumers as bulk storage at $2 per Gigabyte
— 1TB hard disks can now be found for as little as $60-$75
each, with an approximate price of 6 cents per Gigabyte”


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