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Intel Short Movie Shows Horrors of HDDs

Still, Intel wants you to know about the dangers of storing all of your precious memories on a rickety, old HDD. The following short film was made by Intel and is aimed at those who are waiting "just a little longer." Surprisingly, Intel managed to keep away from the slapstick genre as well as the "let’s see how much it takes to destroy this drive, just for fun" genre (though that's got its moments, too).

Check out the surprisingly touching video below.

  • So I sat through the whole video..... I don't get it. In fact, if I stumbled across this vid, without the Tom's article to preface it, I would have had no clue as to what it was all about.
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  • nukemaster
    give me 2000gigs(hell i'd take 1000) for under $100 and we will talk, until then, files on hard drive and OS+games on SSD.

    Do not get me wrong SSD's are great, but for general file storage, not so great.
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  • PudgyChicken
    Pfft... I've had drives sustain far more damage than that and still be functional. And only being able to recover a couple of images and a video? Jeez, that dude's an amateur. Oh and I was confused by the 2nd-gen Core iX processor box next to an Apple laptop... Unless apple started selling DIY kits, he wouldn't have that...
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  • _Pez_
    If actually there are SSD's with the same storage space of HDD's 3Tb at the same price, then great. But if those SSD's are many more times expensive and many times lees storage space than one hard drive of 3 TB, then forget it I wont buy that, I wont waste my money in such thing.
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  • Marco925
    He shoulda backed his stuff up
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  • nukemaster
    9281410 said:
    He shoulda backed his stuff up
    that was the backup.....damn.
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  • johnsmithhatesVLC
    The video was so boring going on and on about "precious memories" barely mentioning the difference between HDDs and SSDs.

    A much better video would have been some funny, crazy tests like the Chrome CR48 videos showing how SSDs are more durable than HDDs and at storing data.

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  • jpoos
    lol, backup on a easily damaged media in a crappy case with minimal shock protection, he deserves to lose it. shouldn't be loosely holding the only copy of his precious memories near his idiot son.... exactly the kind of morons i'm sure intel will make a fortune in ssd sales from.
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  • chrisjust98
    PudgyChicken Jeez, that dude's an amateur. Oh and I was confused by the 2nd-gen Core iX processor box next to an Apple laptop... Unless apple started selling DIY kits, he wouldn't have that...
    That wasn't a Core iX box. That was the solid state drive that he mentioned at the beginning of the video. And you called him an amateur? lol
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  • And a SSDvill last for how long?
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