Quoting Paul Jakma (paul at clubi.ie):
> I don't see why write-back caching is a SATA problem.
The problem is endemic to _ATA_, not specifically to SATA; the author's
point (in part) was that SATA (in his words) "amplifies" the syndrome,
for reasons he lists.
You might, in fact, want to read the article.
> I can't think of a single reason why.
For starters: Hotfix areas, spindle speeds, MTBF/durability, QC/defect
rates, stable and orderly standards, expandability without cheesy design
compromises, high-quality software support.
> Even more so when you consider price difference of the disks.
Which is annoying (and artificial -- like many but not all of the
"reasons why" noted above). But I don't buy underdesigned crud when I
can reasonably avoid underdesigned crud.
Your mileage obviously differs. Enjoy!
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