MacBook core i7 : a real powerfull laptop or a sadly build toy ?

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Mon Aug 2 17:00:25 CDT 2010


Bob Sneidar wrote:

 > Keep in mind with the solid state drives that their is a duty
 > cycle of about 10,000 writes per bit, meaning a spot on the
 > hard drive can be expected to last through 10,000 read/write
 > cycles before it may go bad.

Good point.

The much lower weight and power consumption of SSDs make them a good 
choice in portables, but their cost-per-GB is so much higher than even a 
good 7200 RPM HDD that for a 24/7 server (which is presumably 
non-portable) you'd get adequate performance and possibly longer life at 
a significantly lower cost going the old-school route.

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