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

[ Thanks to Jason
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

“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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