[SATLUG] SSDs - any help?

David Kowis dkowis at shlrm.org
Fri Aug 13 12:07:00 CDT 2010


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On 08/13/2010 11:32 AM, travis+ml-satlug at subspacefield.org wrote:
> So my calculations show that maintaining a HDD here (CA) costs
> $30-60/mo, which means I should look into SSDs.  Anyone used theses?
> Can I plug them into a SATA controller, or is the controller some
> weird hardware I have to buy?  Anyone have good experiences with
> Linux?  I cannot afford to spend time troubleshooting them, but need a
> good alternative to the power usage problem.  By comparison the cost
> of the drive is cheap.
> 

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-hdd-battery,1955.html

Supposedly the SSDs don't use any less power, according to Tom's Hardware.

So you'd get more storage for cheaper by sticking with plain old
spinning platters. What you really need to do is move away from
California ;P

David
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