28 posts • joined Monday 14th May 2007 13:03 GMT
I left because they didnt do fiber. Simple as that.
Currently sitting on a 70mbit / 15mbit infinity line. Couldn't be happier :)
BE was a pioneer that lost its way...
We use Intel drives throughout our organization with 1000's of PCs.
Been using them 2 or 3 years now. Never had a single failure.
Check your manufacturer.
We run 2 x identical Windows 2008 R2 hyper-V storage servers with 600GB Intel SSDs in them in our organization. Basically mirroring each other each night.
The intel SSDs are rock solid, there is no complicated setups and the file sync each night is lightening fast. We also backup the entire VM each weekend.
Fail safe data on a very limited budget :)
Having used a standard Intel 320 consumer drive in a high volume webserver for a while now, I can quite safely say I don't give a monkeys about PCI/E devices.
Some of the OCZ SSD drives had a 25% failure rate. No company can survive after that.
I moved to skype a couple of months ago, works great and just as good as msn messenger. Only thing I miss is the nudge feature.
All old contacts show up just like messenger, I really don't have a problem with skype.
SSD live rocks!
Been running an Intel-X25 24/7 as a high traffic, high I/O web server for over 2 years now. Works perfectly no slowdown as far as I can tell. Not even using TRIM on it.
SSDlife software reports 97% health levels and a 33 year projected lifespan.
Who knows how long it will last but its doing fine so far!
100% coverage or 100% of houses?
I live in the town center appartment block and cant get Infinity.
We've had "Fiber" for 2 years now but apparently not my building for some reason.
This company is good at press releases and not so good with actually getting anything done.
I wonder where they will get their 500 million quid from?
"If you are building systems using solid state drives (SSDs), you need rock-solid reliability and performance – and you won't get it from consumer-grade flash."
Not sure thats true. I've been running a web server business on Intel x-25 SSDs for 3 years now 24/7 with no problems at all. Over 100 machines not one failure yet.
Some good info here
How can satellite broadband possibly be "superfast"?
Hotmail also seems to be broken in the latest beta
I run 50+ intel SSD machines here and only ever had one "failure" which was simply s.m.a.r.t errors (all the data was fine). I rang up intel and it was pretty hard to RMA as they didn't believe there was a problem!! Thats either a really reliable drive or really bad support.
Same here, looking for small cheap reliable drives, not something to replace my normal storage hard disks.
Give little asimo some credit! I'd like to see you guys stand up in front of an orchestra and know what your doing.
The motion of the arm movements and the way the robot turns at the end is simply stunning imo!