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Comment: Re:Collecting dust - great choice of words (Score 1) 278

by CylanR77 (#48720401) Attached to: Vinyl's Revival Is Now a Phenomenon On Both Sides of the Atlantic

You jest but my mp3 player actually has a setting built in that makes the output lo-fi, though it's meant to imitate listening to AM radio rather than vinyl.

It rolls off a lot of the high frequency and some of the low end, and it also adds noise and random clicks and pops.

Comment: Re:What about long-term data integrity? (Score 4, Informative) 438

by CylanR77 (#48463053) Attached to: How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

With 3 bits per cell, how long before the data fades?

This is the reliability issue that nobody wants to talk about. I am sure that many others are like myself, with a closet full of old PCs. I like the idea that if I were to pull one out and power it on after having sat unplugged for a span of years, it would still boot (CMOS battery BIOS issues not withstanding) and would still have all of the data I left it with.

SSDs on the other hand won't even guarantee that your data will still be there after *only one year* of being powered off, and as we've dipped below the 34nm process, sometimes SSDs are warranted for even less.

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