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  • Why Steve Jobs’ Computer Paradigm Shift Prediction Panned Out, and What it Means for the Market

    03/08/2014 12:36:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Wiglaf Journal ^ | March 6, 2014 | David Dalka, New Media Editor
    <p>Traditional hard drive manufacturers are currently going through a paradigm shift—one where new solid-state hard drives, known as SSD, are taking market share and slowly eliminating traditional hard drives. SSD hard drives of one terabyte or more are slowly becoming affordable to the masses.</p>
  • Social Security Disability scandal cost taxpayers $2.5 billion

    11/10/2013 8:38:22 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/10/13 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Throw-away track phones bought at a nearby dollar store. Private investigator hired to trail working mom. Massive document shredding days. Bashing of hard drives. Office Chaos. Wow. Is this the latest fiction novel on a crime themed best seller list? No. These are actual references in US House of Representatives hearings on the massive Social Security Disability Fraud Scandal. Honest and dedicated federal employees, sickened and disgusted over the theft of money and services of US taxpayer dollars filed a whistleblower lawsuit to blow the lid off of a scandal that looks to bankrupt a federal agency founded for the...
  • New SATA 3.2 revision includes SATA Express, speeds up SSHDs

    08/13/2013 3:36:58 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    Hexus ^ | 9 August 2013, 12:15 | by Mark Tyson
    The Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO) has ratified revision 3.2 of the SATA specification. The latest specification includes the SATA Express standard which enables the coexistence of SATA and PCIe storage devices, improves power management, caters for more new SATA form factors and contains optimisations for hybrid SSHD drives. The SATA Express specification was first introduced in January 2013 and the industry consortium that is SATA-IO ratified it as part of revision 3.2 of the SATA spec yesterday.Enabling SATA and PCIe storage solutions to coexist will bring significant benefits to users. The SATA-IO group spells out the benefits thus;...
  • KingSpec's 2TB Multicore PCI-E SSD whopper vs the rest

    08/06/2013 11:52:46 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    The Register ^ | 6th August 2013 | Simon Crisp
    Scorching speeds shootout, if you've money to burnReview Earlier this year we took a look at SSD caching, an alternative way of getting some SSD performance added to a system without too much strain put on the finances. So how about a gander at the other end of the spectrum – huge capacity and performance and a total disregard for the budgetEnter the KingSpec Multicore MC1S81M2T, a 2TB PCI-Express SSD costing a mere three-and-a-half grand. KingSpec Multicore MC1S81M2T 2TB PCI-E SSD KingSpec may be a new name to a lot of people, but it has been producing flash-based drives since...
  • Unemployment Explained: Obama's Disability Scammers

    05/07/2012 1:12:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2012 | John Ransom
    I have to credit our own Mike Shedlock for writing about how Obama’s been able to drive down the topline unemployment number even though unemployment remains as a big problem today as it has ever been. I’m often reluctant to piggy back on a contributor’s work, but when something is really newsworthy, I think it’s justified. Yesterday Mish pointed out that:In the last year, the civilian population rose by 3,638,000. Yet the labor force only rose by 945,000. Those not in the labor force rose by 2,693,000. In the last month, actual employment fell by 169,000, but the unemployment rate...
  • 2.2 Million Go On Disability Since Mid-2010; Fraud Explains Falling Unemployment Rate

    05/06/2012 6:45:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    Since mid-2010, precisely at the time millions of US citizens used up all of their 99 week of unemployment insurance, disability claims have risen by 2.2 million. Those on disability are not counted in the workforce and are not considered unemployed. Please consider Disabled Americans Shrink Size of U.S. Labor Force
  • Jobs report shows effects of the incredible shrinking U.S. labor force

    05/04/2012 6:44:14 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 20 replies
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | 5/4/2012 | staff
    If the same percentage of adults were in the workforce today as when Barack Obama took office, the unemployment rate would be 11.1 percent. If the percentage was where it was when George W. Bush took office, the unemployment rate would be 13.1 percent. That helps explain a seeming contradiction in the unemployment numbers — the rate keeps dropping even though job creation has been soft. In April, the U.S. economy added a mere 115,000 jobs, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Friday. In a normal month, that would not even be enough to keep up with new...
  • SSDs Prove Tough To Erase (Solid state drives)

    02/23/2011 1:44:13 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 19 replies
    Information Week ^ | 2/22/11 | Mathew J. Schwartz
    Techniques that reliably erase hard disk drives don't produce the same results for solid state drives, warn University of California at San Diego researchers.Solid state drives (SSDs) have a small security problem: they're tough to erase. That warning comes from researchers at the University of California at San Diego. "Sanitization is well-understood for traditional magnetic storage, such as hard drives and tapes," said the researchers' in their study summary. "Newer solid state disks, however, have a much different internal architecture, so it is unclear whether what has worked on magnetic media will work on SSDs as well." Accordingly, the researchers...
  • Intel's SSD 310: G2 Performance in an mSATA Form Factor ( Small,...real small - storage)

    12/31/2010 9:37:51 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    Anandtech ^ | 12/29/2010 12:22:00 PM | Anand Lal Shimpi
    Although not quite the Intel SSD announcement we were expecting in Q4, today Intel unveiled its first mSATA SSD: the Intel SSD 310. Based on the 34nm Intel X25-M G2 controller, the 310 will be available in both 40GB and 80GB capacities. The 80GB version should perform a bit slower than an 80GB X25-M G2 while the 40GB version will perform like a 40GB X25-V.  
  • Understanding SandForce's SF-1200 & SF-1500, Not All Drives are Equal (SSD)

    04/17/2010 7:26:11 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies · 427+ views
    AnandTech ^ | 4/16/2010 11:30:00 AM | Anand Lal Shimpi
    Less than 24 hours ago I was called into a meeting with SandForce, the SSD controller manufacturer that has been on fire lately. The company makes two controllers: the SF-1200 and SF-1500. The meeting was initiated by SandForce to clear up any misconceptions I might have about the differences between the two controllers. No good deed goes unpunished, and the quick meeting turned into an hour long debate about responsibility and ethics. It turns out that while I finally know the difference between the SF-1200 and the more expensive SF-1500, not all drives based on the SF-1200 will offer the...
  • Intel & Micron Announce 25nm NAND Flash Production, SSDs to get Bigger/Cheaper in Q4

    01/30/2010 11:21:31 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies · 385+ views
    Anandtech ^ | January 30th, 2010 | Anand Lal Shimpi
    I wasn’t supposed to be able to tell you about this until Monday, but it looks like the news leaked early so IMFT gave us the green light.Intel and Micron jointly formed IMFT (Intel-Micron Flash Technologies), LLC back in 2006. The two companies share production from the venture. Intel gets 49% of IMFT’s flash production and Micron gets 51%.In the usual Intel tradition, IMFT aggressively scales process technology to be competitive. The company started manufacturing at 72nm, spent 2008 at 50nm and just last year scaled down to 34nm. The latter is what found its way into Intel’s X25-M G2...
  • Seagate Enters the Enterprise SSD Market with Pulsar

    12/08/2009 8:23:57 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies · 607+ views
    Anandtech ^ | December 7th, 2009 | Anand Lal Shimpi
    Preface to Pulsar: Why Seagate Needs This To say that the SSD revolution caught the HDD makers off guard would be an understatement. With the exception of Samsung, none of the players in the HDD business have an even remotely competitive SSD.Sitting this one out isn’t an option. In the enterprise market, a handful of SSDs can easily outperform dozens of 15,000 RPM hard drives. And when I say outperform, I mean by an order of magnitude. It’s not just about performance, there’s a tremendous power advantage as well. The best SSDs use less than 3W per drive under full...
  • OCZ, Indilinx Develop "Garbage Collecting" SSD Firmware

    09/03/2009 9:12:14 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies · 499+ views
    Daily Tech ^ | August 10, 2009 10:03 AM | Shane McGlaun (Blog)
    New firmware will be offered for all Vertex SSDsSSDs have a few disadvantages when compared to traditional hard drives. One of those disadvantages is the price of the SSD compared to the price of a HDDs. Another of the disadvantages is the comparatively low storage capacity of SSDs today. Yet another issue is that as SSDs have more and more files stored on them, some of the data becomes orphaned and takes up space on the drive reducing performance. As you can imagine reading the data in the cell, combining the data with new data going to the cell, and...
  • Four Tweaks for Using Linux with Solid State Drives

    05/04/2009 9:39:22 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies · 973+ views
    Tombuntu ^ | September 4th, 2008 | Tom
    SSDs (solid state drives) are great. They’re shock resistant, consume less power, produce less heat, and have very fast seek times. If you have a computer with an SSD, such as an Eee PC, there are some tweaks you can make to increase performance and extend the life of the disk. The simplest tweak is to mount volumes using the noatime option. By default Linux will write the last accessed time attribute to files. This can reduce the life of your SSD by causing a lot of writes. The noatime mount option turns this off. Open your fstab file:sudo gedit...
  • Solid-state disks hit half a terabyte

    12/18/2008 11:42:45 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 12 replies · 762+ views
    TG Daily ^ | December 18, 2008 | Wolfgang Gruener
    Las Vegas (CA) – Toshiba said it will showcase a 512 GB solid-state disk (SSD) drive at next month’s Consumer Electronics show (CES). The 2.5” drive is likely to be the highest-capacity SSD when shown at the tradeshow, but the device will not go into production until the second half of next year. Toshiba’s new SSD will continue the race for the highest capacity SSD and given the fact that 2.5” SSDs are now hitting a range that is still considered to be mainstream for traditional 3.5” hard drives and high-end for 2.5” drives is impressive. In terms of performance,...