[OS X TeX] New Laptop...

Ralph Martin Ralph.Martin at cs.cardiff.ac.uk
Fri Jun 24 11:39:39 EDT 2011

On 24 Jun 2011, at 4:05:30PM, Peter Dyballa wrote:
> The best option is to wait until a Mac or a disk hits the market that offers both: a fast storage device and an even faster device for temporary storage that does not wear out like an SSD.
> That's the problem with today's SSD: they only allow to change (overwrite) a disk block a few thousand times.

You are way, way off beam. The Intel X25-M, as an example, has a mean time before failure of 1.2 million hours (more than 100 years).

There's a lot of FUD about SSDs. I've had SSD equipped Macs for several years now, and would never go back. 

Best wishes

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