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Mind you, where _is_ my 72K rpm disk? Which might not eat itself for breakfast like a typical flash disk.
What's an order of magnitude among friends?
Posted Jan 31, 2013 23:44 UTC (Thu) by apoelstra (subscriber, #75205)
Are you suggesting that hard drives fail better than flash? In my experience, the failure mode of spinning disk drives tends to be a grinding scream of information being extinguished; the failure mode of flash is the hardware becoming read-only.
Not that I'm disagreeing with you that faster drives would be nice..
Posted Feb 1, 2013 0:37 UTC (Fri) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
They both fail in both final and non-final ways
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