Kingston Takes SSD Durability Testing To The Extreme

"The guys at Kingston have some fun with their Destructo series of SSD durability tests."

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One of the main touted selling points of SSDs is their durability.  With no moving parts, SSDs have a major advantage in this department over traditional mechanical drives.  But how much abuse can SSDs really take?

Enter the SSD Destructo series.  A pair of guys from Kingston have taken it upon themselves to find out, though in a perhaps less traditional, more fun manner.  Tests so far have consisted of hitting the drive with a baseball bat, bowling ball and golf club, with the additional test of, as the Kingston boys call it, "throwing sh*t" at it.

Want to know the results?  Check out the series on Youtube here.

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30-12-2009, 11:10:44

thestepster
so ive joined the folding team and with my gaming rig being ati based it sucks at folding, so im going to build myself a dedicated folder was just wondering if anyone could give me advice as to what i should aim for spec wise i was thinkin something on the low end intel dual core celeron/pentium's with a low end asus p5kpl m/b its only got 2 sata's but this will only have 1 hard drive and a dvdrw and nowt but the folding stuff and an os

i know what graphics card ill get an 8800/9800gt then a gtx260 at later date?

so how would this spec stand up 2 folding?

30-12-2009, 11:12:36

tinytomlogan
All you need is PCIE, could be single core p4 cpu, wont matter, aslong as it can run windows xp then you have no issues. I would make it as cheap and stripped out as possible dude.

30-12-2009, 11:18:25

thestepster
yeah i was thinkin that myself, i have my mum's old pc here (sempron 3000+ 1.8ghz) but thats a no go cause thats only got agp and i have an old p4 775 m/board but that is also agp :cussing:

would rather it was dual core incase something happens with this i can resort to that for a small amount of time then my sister can inherit it when i change this rig for a new gamin set up and can put this to work on it

is windows xp better for folding than vista and 7?

30-12-2009, 11:26:29

tinytomlogan
Not really no dude, just said it cos most people have it

30-12-2009, 11:31:16

thestepster
i have windows xp home and windows 7, i have the 64 installed on this machine would it be ok if i installed the 32bit on the folding machine at the same time?
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