Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Two Methods for Measuring SSD Lifespans
Solid State Drives (SSDs) are very quickly becoming a very popular alternative to traditional, platter-based hard drives. Not only can SSDs read and write data quicker, but since they have no moving parts, they can withstand a lot more abuse than traditional hard drives. SSDs are still relatively expensive and available storage capacity limits still pale in comparison to today's traditional hard drive options; but as the technology matures, prices are steadily coming down, and storage capacities are going up. If not for one significant potential flaw, SSDs might appear to be the perfect storage medium...