Faster ‘NVM Express’ SSD Interface Arrives on Retina MacBook and OS X 10.10.3 – Mac Rumors
Awesome. Faster = better
Another nail on the HDD cofin.
Not even close. HDDs are for storage, SSDs are for the system. Is it THAT hard to understand? I hate to read this stuff over and over again. HDDs are CHEAP. You couldn’t possibly afford a 50TB NAS storage filled with SSDs.
OMG! OMG! You’re so dumb!!
I have no idea why deviant’s statement was even the least bit controversial… He was responding to the idea that HDDs are dying out. They aren’t.
Show me someone with an SSD Time Machine and I’ll show you someone with more money than sense.
SSDs are great for pulling in small amounts of data quickly, but they are incredibly expensive for bulk storage. If accessing a particular block of data is a significant fraction of system time, SSD is the right place for it. If it’s only accessed occasionally, HDD is the right place.
Flash is getting cheaper, but our appetite for data is growing rapidly as well.
The trend we’re seeing is to put SSDs in portable devices, and push bulk storage out to secondary rotating media or, more commonly now, the cloud. The cloud is entirely driven by rotating media.
So no, HDDs aren’t dying. They’re just less visible to most people.