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old account Frank Eory
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re: Apple changing the game with memory
old account Frank Eory   10/21/2010 9:51:37 PM
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You can buy a 1.5 or 2 terabyte hard drive for $100 these days. Until flash is that cheap, I would suggest that reports of the demise of the HDD are somewhat premature.

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re: Apple changing the game with memory
Duane Benson   10/21/2010 9:46:47 PM
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Eventually solid state will likely replace most spinning media. The amount of time between now and then depends on a number of factors, including cost curve, reliability, and density. I do like that Apple took the chips out of the archaic HD module. In the near term, I can understand the value in making SSDs emulate spinning hard disks, but long-term, it seems pretty silly to force chip memory to emulate a form factor and interface that was developed with spinning media in mind. It's time to create a new interface standard specifically designed around the strengths and weaknesses of solid state mass storage.

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