Vista Holding SSD Back

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Speaking during SanDisk's second-quarter earnings conference call, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Eli Harari said that Windows Vista will present a special challenge for solid-state drive makers. "As soon as you get into Vista applications in notebook and desktop, you start running into very demanding applications because Vista is not optimized for flash memory solid-state disk," he said.

This is due to Vista's design. "The next generation controllers need to basically compensate for Vista shortfalls," he said.


http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-99963 ... 7-1_3-0-20


How does that saying go again, "Defective by design" ?
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seems a little strange, I thought that the SSd's were basically HD mimics but with the obvious change of solid state memory rather than spinning platters. So how does vista actually hinder this?

vista has readyboost... which can use a USB drvies memory as a form of Ram
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multilevel cell (MLC) technology, which will require a more sophisticated controller--a crucial component in solid-state drives.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-level_Cell

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MLC NAND has the benefit of being cheaper due to the denser storage method used, but software complexity can be increased to compensate for a larger bit error ratio (BER).

The higher BER requires an algorithm that can correct errors up to five bits and detect the condition of more than five bad bits. The most commonly used algorithm is Bose-Chaudhuri-Hocquenghem (BCH code).


Is it just me, or does it look like it translates to Vista not being able to compensate for a rediculas error ratio ?

I starting to think Vista is not to blame on this one.
It seems like Sandisk just wants to use cheaper stuff & increase profits, while letting software makers do all of the work.

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