* Posts by abortnow

7 posts • joined 23 Jul 2013

Cheap NAND nasty: Flooding market with chips threatens prices


goggle translate English->German->English gives

"The ASP of NAND Flash will decline in the third quarter of 18 and in the fourth quarter of 18 by about 10 percent each"

ASP - Average Selling Price?

SanDisk's little microSD card sucks up 400GB


Re: honest question

I have a couple of 200 GB cards in a FiiO 5 music player. Not large enough for my excessively big mainly music collection. Unfortunately the number of tracks broke the FiiO's ability to index them, leaving just navigation which is s l o w, so I won't be splashing out on 400 GB cards.


Re: a bit more ancient, perhaps !

My personal hard disks have included:

A 1 MB (equivalent) IBM 2315 disk pack for a university 1130, in 19:69.

A 25 MB drive (Cumana?) for an Amstrad PPC.

A 300MB full height (like a shoe box) drive for an early PC clone, preceded by a ~100 MB drive which was far too small for SCO OpenDeathTrap.

I was startled by the small physical size of my first 1 GB drive.

Nowadays my biggest drives are 4* and 8* 8 TB drives in a couple of NASs.

I wonder when 8 TB SSDs will become affordable.

IT firms guilty of blasting customers with soul-numbing canned music


Re: Suggestions for tech firms' hold music

A real example from long ago as I waited in a call cue on a transatlantic help desk call

Borland International - Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone

Intel's Atom C2000 chips are bricking products – and it's not just Cisco hit



I have two potentially affected boxes:

iXsystems FreeNAS Mini

CPU: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU C2750 @ 2.40GHz (2400.06-MHz K8-class CPU)

Nothing yet in the FreeNAS forum.

Netgate pfSense SG-2220 firewall

CPU: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU C2338 @ 1.74GHz (1750.04-MHz K8-class CPU)

User comments and questions already present in pfSense forum. No response yet from Netgate.

Plus the FreeNAS Mini XL I have on order (8-(

Very annoying that this quite expensive kit should have such a problem. Thanks Intel. Some of us have not yet forgotten the Pentium FDIV saga.

Echopraxia scores 'diamond cutter' on the sci-fi hardness scale


I greatly enjoyed Ancillary Justice.

One man's meat ...

Boffins, Tunnel Tigers and Scotland's world-first power mountain


Re: Splendid!

I enjoyed it too. More like this too, please.

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