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NewsGoogle programming language scorecard: How C, C++, Dart, Rust, Go rate for Fuchsia Pin
Kent Sharkey25-Feb-20 7:45
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NewsSSD reliability in the enterprise: This survey yields a few surprises Pin
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I can't say as I notice much difference between SSDs and HDDs, except during boot (which I don't care about, because a: I almost never shut computers down, and b: if I have to, it's a good excuse to go and get coffee).

I do, however, max out memory, when buying a machine, which does make a big difference -- I only have machines with tons of memory and the biggest HDDs I can get my hands on, plus one laptop and one desktop with annoyingly small SSDs ("annoyingly small" incorporates anything under 2TB).

Most of the slowness of computers, these days, is to do with networks, not processors, chipsets, or discs -- a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and all that.  I've tested large compiles to be within microseconds of each other (which is only to be expected, if there's no disc-swapping involved).  I have a feeling that a lot of the perceived "improvement" is subjective.

I don't even notice increased lag or latency in servers that don't have SSD storage -- again, the networks themselves are too slow for clients to notice a difference in read-access speeds (of course, system SSDs are good in this case, where boot times are somewhat more important).

So it's a lot of fuss about nothing, IMO.  When they start producing large SSDs cheaper than large HDDs, I'll start considering them seriously.
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NewsWindows 10 could get a new Start menu as Microsoft kills off one of its most useless features Pin
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NewsFirefox turns encrypted DNS on by default to thwart snooping ISPs Pin
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