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    Ridata joins the 128GB SSD scene

    SSD drives continue to be unveiled at a quickening rate and Ridata look to claim the performance crown with its 32GB, 64GB and 128GB solid state drives.
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    Re: Ridata joins the 128GB SSD scene

    Still stupidly expencive tho i bet, wouldnt mind one as a boot drive tho, would sweeten things up a touch

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    Re: Ridata joins the 128GB SSD scene

    I wouldn't mind one for a boot drive, however. I've heard that longevity is an issue due to the drives taking slight damage on every read/write. Pagefiles and indexing wouldn't be good on these drives.

    Course what I heard could be total bull.

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    Re: Ridata joins the 128GB SSD scene

    Quote Originally Posted by vinnyT View Post
    I wouldn't mind one for a boot drive, however. I've heard that longevity is an issue due to the drives taking slight damage on every read/write. Pagefiles and indexing wouldn't be good on these drives.

    Course what I heard could be total bull.
    They have wear levelling techniques built into the firmware of these drives. They are perfectly fine for using as normal hard drives, whether for swap or pagefile or anything else.

    Of course, at some point they will fail, just like normal plattered HDDs. But the MTBFs are comparable now. Price is not.
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    Re: Ridata joins the 128GB SSD scene

    theres an article on dailytech saying a company will be bringing out sizes of about 850GB SSD's now thats some storage! probaly another 2-3 years before that though!

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    Re: Ridata joins the 128GB SSD scene

    Quote Originally Posted by Sinizter View Post
    They have wear levelling techniques built into the firmware of these drives. They are perfectly fine for using as normal hard drives, whether for swap or pagefile or anything else.
    Thanks for that. Obviously the info I had was out of date.

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    Question Re: Ridata joins the 128GB SSD scene

    Quote Originally Posted by vinnyT View Post
    I wouldn't mind one for a boot drive, however. I've heard that longevity is an issue due to the drives taking slight damage on every read/write. Pagefiles and indexing wouldn't be good on these drives.
    I've heard similar concerns, myself. However, I remember reading in PCW (computer magazine) a very long time ago (probably when XP was first released), where Gordon Laing (I think it was) said it was good to have a separate partition on your hard-drive, just for page-file.

    That was then.

    Following on from that, now, would it not be possible, in the age of "ready-boost", flash-cache on hard-drives (almost), etc, to have a 4-8gb store, perhaps, on the motherboard, for things like this? (I ask bcs I don't know.)

    Or could it be that RAM could be/is used, nowadays? (The type of questions I've just asked shows just how out of touch I am on this - I don't really even remember fully what page-file is, come to think of it.)

    (I should stop reading so much about graphics cards...)

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