Mac & the iPad

AskTog, Spring 2010

Mac & the iPad, History Repeats Itself

For those of us around Apple for the launch of the 1984 Mac, things are awfully familiar.

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Analysis: SSD performance — is a slowdown inevitable?

SSD performance and endurance are related. Generally, the poorer the performance of a drive, the shorter the lifespan. That’s because the management overhead of an SSD is related to how many writes and erases to the drive take place. The more write/erase cycles there are, the shorter the drive’s lifespan. Consumer-grade multi-level cell (MLC) memory can sustain from 2,000 to 10,000 write cycles. Enterprise-class single-level cell (SLC) memory can last through 10 times the number of write cycles of an MLC-based drive.

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Interesting discussion about SSD. Maybe we should burn-in the drive with at least one full write cycle?