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How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

CylanR77 Re:What about long-term data integrity? (438 comments)

With 3 bits per cell, how long before the data fades?

This is the reliability issue that nobody wants to talk about. I am sure that many others are like myself, with a closet full of old PCs. I like the idea that if I were to pull one out and power it on after having sat unplugged for a span of years, it would still boot (CMOS battery BIOS issues not withstanding) and would still have all of the data I left it with.

SSDs on the other hand won't even guarantee that your data will still be there after *only one year* of being powered off, and as we've dipped below the 34nm process, sometimes SSDs are warranted for even less.

about three weeks ago
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Science vs. Homeopathy

CylanR77 Re:What's amusing to me (686 comments)

That's an interesting observation, as my experience is both in opposition and in accordance with yours.

The people I know who believe in homeopathy also disbelieve in global warming, but will defend their beliefs in much the same way as you described.

I suppose the saying is true: it really does take all kinds.

more than 7 years ago

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