I won't dispute what Mike says : ) -----Original Message----- From: ncolug-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ncolug-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike Sent: Friday, February 17, 2012 11:46 AM To: ncolug@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [ncolug] Re: SSDs have a 'bleak' future, researchers say On 02/17/12 08:59, DiGioia, Larry wrote: > I have been using an SSD on my main linux machine for 3 years now. I > have them in other desktops and laptops as well, never had an issue, > as long as I follow certain guidelines when building the machine - > > 1.) make sure the controller (chipset) is up to it > 2.) update the firmware > 3.) make sure the machine is set to use AHCI - see > http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Solid-State-Drives-SSD/Why-do-i-need-AHCI- > with-a-SSD-Drive-Guide-Here-Crucial-AHCI-vs/td-p/57078 > > My opinion is that I will scrap the computer before I reach end-of-life on > writes. I wouldn't put one in a server yet though. > I won't dispute what Larry says about the SSD here. He surely has more experience with it that I. I would point out that his end of life for a machine is probably much sooner that many of us. This message is coming from a machine upgrades with parts I bought from him many, many moons ago. It is soon to retire as my main use machine though. Mike To unsubscribe send to ncolug-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. To unsubscribe send to ncolug-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field.