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Moving parts unreliable?
As I understand it, solid state 'discs' have similar reliability to traditional spinning hard discs because, whereas moving parts do wear out and break down, so do solid state storage devices because they have a limited number of write cycles before failure. Add to this the need for complex software to ensure that every byte of an SSD gets a similar number of write cycles and the reduced security of an SSD - even after formatting some SSDs still contain accessible information - and I prefer the traditional hard drive, not forgetting the cost per gigabyte. OSs should be in EEPROM, not on a hard drive, so that the OS doesn't need 'loading' as it can run where it is in the EEPROM, thus seriously reducing the need for SSDs. And when it comes to moving parts, do you own a car? Is it reliable? How many moving parts does it contain??? I have a 22 year old Toyota that's still running well and has been totally reliable in the 9 years I've owned it. I think that says a lot for the reliability of moving parts - does anyone own a 22 year old computer that's still in daily use and totally reliable?