The TR Podcast 167: The best of 2014 & 2015, plus two freaking petabytes

The Tech Report Podcast

Date: December 10th 2014
Duration: 1:40:43

Hosted by: Jordan Drake

Co-Hosts: Scott Wasson, Geoff Gasior, and Cyril Kowaliski

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Show notes

This episode kicks off with the latest and greatest geek movie trailers, namely Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Terminator Genisys (really don’t like how they’re spelling that name). Then it’s straight into listener mail before a series of news and reviews. Highlights include Jordan feeling left out of… well, pretty much everything, and Geoff continuing his torturous SSD experiment.

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Listener mail

TN? – from Bobby:

“hi jordan you funky monkey i have a question/subject for the TR podcast. i recently saw a 144hz asus monitor at a friends house and the the motion clarity/smoothness while playing games is really noticeable compared to my dell 2709w and now i really want one…yet when i read the TR forums and comments everyone talks about TN panels like they are produced by the devil himself and to stay away from them no matter what should i stay away from 144hz TN panels even if i cant see anything wrong with the image quality? i really want that smooth/clear image a 144hz monitor brings.”

Alienware Alpha? – from NTMBK:

“Reckon you will be reviewing the Alienware Alpha on the website? It looks like a very nice little PC, and shrinking the gaming desktop should make Cyril happy.”

Tech discussion

  • Watch the first trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII – Read more

    The SSD Endurance Experiment: Two freaking petabytes – Read more

    Thanksgiving offers a perfect chance to crack open a busted iPad Air – Read more

    TR’s 2014 Christmas gift guide – Read more

    TrendForce predicts tablet slump, laptop growth for 2015 – Read more

    Gaming on the Grid with Nvidia’s Shield Tablet – Read more

Video edition

That’s all, folks! We’ll see you on the next episode.

Comments closed
    • Terra_Nocuus
    • 5 years ago

    BTW Geoff, congrats!

    • Razor512
    • 5 years ago

    Please test some 16nm flash, endurance drops exponentially as you reduce the size of the flash cells. To reduce work, test them every 100 TB for the first 300TB, then report at each petabyte (though they probably won’t get anywhere near that far).

    if possible, also test this along with an older generation 30+nm SSD. (probably at every 500TB to 1 PB, just to see if if the correlation between size and write endurance is 100% or not)

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