Looking at the news of Apple integrating the Solid state disks onto its motherboard in the new light and crispy version of its mac, was wondering is this a good idea, and what has changed to make this dramatic decision for not using a daughter board.
I know about the problems with NOR and NAND flash, I done the research on that, but was wondering, does apple know something I don't about the reliability?
Have they done anything to the OS to prevent too many writes?
I currently use USB Thumb disks for OS's and know the problems of this, I tend to use specialized OS stuff to prevent too many writes. So Far none of my productions boxes have failed (1 year 8 months) and if they do I just replace the USB disk with another copy of the USB and throw the broken one away.
If the Solid state chips are soldered/attached to the main board, will this cause problems as there is a definite difference from an OS designed with Solid State and ones without.
Have Apple come up with something really innovative in the State disks and am I missing something?