7 posts • joined Wednesday 29th July 2009 16:35 GMT
Re: This is a generic BOM
Apple bought their own SSD operation a few months ago. (Anobit)
I was in the middle of an SSD evaluation when Apple pulled the rug. Anobit made a very nice SSD (especially the SAS unit).
Re: Near SSD performance?
No way will a 5400 RPM drive deliver 300MB/Sec. Not even in sequential read.
Think 150MB/Sec sequential read and you will be in the right ball park.
It's really N key roll over that is missing
If you press a key, then another (while the first is still pressed) and the system sees both keystrokes, that is 2 key roll over. If you can press three keys and the system sees all three keys, that's N key roll over.
Real keyboards debounce the keystrokes *and* provide N key roll over. You should on a mechanical keyboard be able to slide you finger across the row and not miss a keystroke. But you will miss keystrokes if you have only 2 key roll over.
Alternative to UEFI
If hardware suppliers are really on the ball they will include a jumper that allows the user to boot using UEFI or a BIOS image. In that way you CAN upgrade/downgrade your OS and your hardware. The ultimate freedom. Lock into Win 8 or run as things are today.
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