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Are SSDs Finally Worth the Money?

September 17th, 2012 09:27 admin View Comments

Data Storage

Lucas123 writes “The price of 2.5-in solid state drives have dropped by 3X in three years, making many of the most popular models less than $1 per gigabyte or about .74 cents per gig. Hybrid drives, which include a small amount of NAND flash cache alongside spinning disk, in contrast have reached near price parity with hard drives that hover around the .23 cents per gig. While HDDs cannot compare to SSDs in terms of IOPS generated when used in a storage array or server, it’s debatable whether they offer performance increases in a laptop significant enough that justify paying three times as much compared with a high-end a hard drive or a hybrid drive. For example, an Intel 520 Series SSD has a max sequential read speed of 456MB/sec compared to a WD Black’s 122MB/sec. The SSD boots up in 9 seconds compared to the HDD’s 21 seconds and the hybrid drive’s 12-second time. So the question becomes, should you pay three times as much for an SSD for twice the performance, or almost the same speeds when compared to a hybrid drive?”

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Galaxy Tab 10.1 Vs. iPad 2 Review

July 31st, 2011 07:49 admin View Comments

Android

DeviceGuru writes “DeviceGuru’s 10-inch tablet smackdown pits Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 against Apple’s iPad 2. At price parity the iPad 2 is probably a better bet for the average user since it’s a more stable, near-perfect device with a rich assortment of apps for nearly every possible function you’d like to perform on a tablet, reasons the post. However, with the Samsung tablet’s cost of goods rumored to be around $215 versus $260 for the iPad 2 for comparable models, Samsung could drop its 10-inch tablet’s price to $425 and pose a serious challenge to Apple’s device. But will they…?”

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Online-Only Currency BitCoin Reaches Dollar Parity

February 10th, 2011 02:59 admin View Comments

The Almighty Buck

IamTheRealMike writes “The BitCoin peer to peer currency briefly reached exchange parity with the US dollar today after a spike in demand for the coins pushed prices slightly above 1 USD:1 BTC. BitCoin was launched in early 2009, so in only two years this open source currency has gone from having no value at all to one with not only an open market of competing exchanges, but the ability to buy real goods and services like web hosting, gadgets, organic beauty products and even alpaca socks.”

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Android 2.2: Google’s Catchupgrade

May 25th, 2010 05:15 admin View Comments

Recently, Google announced Android 2.2, the next version of their Linux-based mobile operating system targeted at phones and PDAs, at Google I/O 2010. Developers praised the update, calling it and its features a “welcome addition” to the platform.Android 2.2 will bring the phone operating system closer to parity with its competitors. With 2.2r4 out now and a projected final release date of Summer ’10, Android 2.2 is coming fast.But stepping back from all of the commotion, what exactly is Google offering with this update? What are these new features and who will benefit from them? There are plenty of questions about Android 2.2–and here are the answers.[See http://www.trollaxor.com/2010/05/android-22-googles-catchupgrade.html.]

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