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Comment: Re:As long as it doesnt SUCK. (Score 1) 54

I have a CC3200 and it works pretty well. I'm using it with the Energia IDE and for the most part it's not too bad. I agree that they should do more to embrace the community, but at the moment I don't find developing for these boards that much more onerous than Arduino.

Comment: Re:Slashdot promised 110 Ghz 12 years ago (Score 1) 215

by rrohbeck (#48472791) Attached to: Consortium Roadmap Shows 100TB Hard Drives Possible By 2025

Not really. There are a couple of developed nations that still have a high birth rate which shows that reduced fertility is not an automatic byproduct of developmnt. The current UN forecast is 11 billion in the early 22nd century. I think mother nature will have something to say about that.

Comment: Re:How about transfer rate and reliability? (Score 2) 215

by rrohbeck (#48472191) Attached to: Consortium Roadmap Shows 100TB Hard Drives Possible By 2025

I have several VMs on my system that each need at least a half TB to be useful (better a full TB.) A local cache of our SVN repo is again a couple 100 GB. Next, backups of my other systems, each a couple 100 GB at least. Next, a mirror of my server at work - nearly another TB or so. And a couple movie downloads that I haven't watched yet. Voila, over 5TB.

Comment: Re:How about transfer rate and reliability? (Score 1) 215

by rrohbeck (#48472059) Attached to: Consortium Roadmap Shows 100TB Hard Drives Possible By 2025

There was an article recently (can't remember where) that made the case that with slowing density increase the lifetime of HDDs has to increase because you're not going to replace them after two or three years anyway because the next generation is so much better. Much better MTBF is clearly possible - just look at HGST versus the rest in the Backblaze reports.

Yup, in large arrays the trend is to go beyond RAID6 - see e.g. NetApp's DDP. Too bad there's so little technical info available about it.

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