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Comment Re:Why did it only happened on Samsung's SSDs? (Score 1) 183

While Intel is conservative in its NAND flash and controllers, which are unique selling points. They haven't used SLC for a while now. Even the venerable X25 had plenty of non SLC variants (

Comment Re:Why did it only happened on Samsung's SSDs? (Score 1) 183

WTF are you talking about? Samsung SSDs have always been considered top tier. If you want the "best" SSDs you basically buy an Intel, Samsung or Crucial, in that order (but all roughly the same, with Intel standing out a bit more than the other two).

If you want to buy the cheapest (price/performance) consumer SSD out there then yes you buy Samsung or Crucial.
Intel prices their consumer stuff higher because they want fatter margins.

Comment Re:Why did it only happened on Samsung's SSDs? (Score 1) 183

They have a good overall reputation but some of them hijack your data when they fail.
See SSD life endurance test
Anyway SSD's fail completely different from Hard drives. Most just vanish, some corrupt massively and others go in a final one chance read-only mode (select Intel consumer models).
Tested backups are a necessity here.

Comment Re:Mostly weekly. (Score 1) 319

Boot to Ghost, install os, play, run, do whatever. In the event of a virus, it's short lived. When I attended Berkeley, this was the way they had set up their computer lab. I remember, at the time, being intrigued by the setup.

I have no knowledge of Ghost (use dism & ntfsclone primarly) but doesn't the "Run" step require a reboot ?
Does your user know how to boot Ghost manually or is there a special bootloader that gets updated on deploy and when Windows is first ran.
Are your images Sysprepped or machine specific ? And if so aren't you bothered with the lengthy "pseudo-setup" phase (eg Windows welcome (OOBE), Installing drivers, ...) ?

Comment Re:Both options kind of suck (Score 1) 34

The non-biological components are definitely more robust. You can just plug in new ones. Even do upgrades. The first thing I'd do after the amputation is dedicate a bunch of time to learning as much about prosthetics and 3D printing as I could. "Doctor heal thyself" would be a pretty good thing to dedicate the rest of my life to.

Bullshit, your biological components are a lot more robust. The average llifespan is 80 years.
Show me one mechanical machine (heart) which can do that without some offline maintenance.

"In the face of entropy and nothingness, you kind of have to pretend it's not there if you want to keep writing good code." -- Karl Lehenbauer