AdvancedSetup, on 14 September 2012 - 11:27 PM, said:
* They don't generate heat and thus cooling becomes less of a problem and their application reduces both energy consumption and cooling costs.
* There are no mechanics so they can be used in hostile environments such as in mobile environments like automobiles and boats.
When I worked as a VAR Technician, one of our clients was a shipper out of Ports Elizabeth and Newark NJ and due to the vibrations of the engine and the rolling of the waves and swells, all systems *had* to be outfitted with specialty shock and vibration isolated drives. Some of the drives even had G-Force sensors. If the tube on the side of the drive is Red
, the G-Force was exceeded and the warranty was voided. Solid State Drives are inherently ruggetized.
I wouldn't mind replacing the 21GB shock-mounted spindle drive used in the MyGig REN VES installed in my Dodge Grand Caravan SE.