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What's an order of magnitude among friends?

What's an order of magnitude among friends?

Posted Jan 31, 2013 23:44 UTC (Thu) by apoelstra (subscriber, #75205)
In reply to: What's an order of magnitude among friends? by daniel
Parent article: Quotes of the week

> Mind you, where _is_ my 72K rpm disk? Which might not eat itself for breakfast like a typical flash disk.

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..


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What's an order of magnitude among friends?

Posted Feb 1, 2013 0:37 UTC (Fri) by dlang (subscriber, #313) [Link]

in theory you are right, but in practice I've had too many SSDs and flash devices become completely unreadable to put any faith into that (and I've had enough spinning rust drives that have failed that I'be been able to recover data from to not agree with the other part of the statement.

They both fail in both final and non-final ways


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