Why I finally ride the SSD train
For the longest time... I was always against using SSD's, as reliability had been an issue for the first several years they were on the market. Now however, I have discovered the Samsung 850 EVO series of 2.5" SSD's, and damn are they amazing. I have one in my Sawtooth, and one in my late 2009 Mac mini. The performance and reliability is amazing all-round.
As my Sawtooth relies on a PCI-M slot powered SATA 1 controller, I am limited to around 80MB/sec read and write, but the latency is incredibly good. On my Intel mini, with SATA 2, I get sustained speeds of 270MB/sec read and 210MB/sec write. It's also the most reliable boot drive I have ever used. More on all this later.
I know this place has seemed dead in the last year or so, but I can assure you it's not. There is still plenty of hits every day here, and I am starting to use my PowerPC systems more lately. Also, I recently picked up a 1.5GHz 12" PowerBook G4 for next to nothing. What a great machine.
I still have five PowerPC computers, so new content will come, and hopefully me posting will inspire the other authors. *wink wink* *nudge nudge*
Published on Saturday, December 09, 2017