Uh, an IM client logs a constant slow stream to the same place and puts things to the display. NOT random operations. Sorry.Or your IM client?
Linear stream. NOT random accesses. Begin to see a pattern here?Or those config files that are read by the thousand when you computer starts?
Again, done largely once and NOT random access. I think you're going to find that the random writes are the problem with any SSD with "issues", NOT really the read operations.Or all those icons?
How many, what size, how often. I think you're blowing this more out of proportion than it needs to be- you're exaggerating everything here to try to make a point. Unfortunately for you, I'm versed on things like performance of disks (including SSDs) because I have to be to max out performance of things like network monitoring probes and deep packet inspection engines for my day job. The stuff you're bringing up isn't IN the use cases normally- just like I said.Or the small files in the latest update to your favorite package?
This might be the case, but honestly, HOW many people that're in that market segment using laptops would be bittorrenting things?Or those small blocks bittorrent clients save and retrieve at a time?
Of the examples you give, the ONLY one that matches up with their envisioned customer market would be THIS one. Everything else doesn't work.Or those swap files when you don't have that much ram?
Typically, you thumbnail once on the main UI. Inside an app, you don't thumbnail to disk.Or all those thumbnails when you're previewing your photos?
Actually, it's a big mix of both types of operations, based on my 30 years as an enthusiast and 25 years as a professional developer. They missed their homework just a bit (and it shows on some of them- and I believe I pinned why the random write problem is there...), but apparently so did you. Next time, I suggest you contemplate what actually gets done repeatedly and often- you only had ONE of all of that list as actual issues with the random write performance for an average user (You aren't, neither am I- and bittorrent, while it's the other one that's "valid", isn't being used as much unless you're talking someone playing World of Warcrack which uses it to push updates more efficiently, you've got someone getting Linux distro ISOs, or doing warez...)I think manufacturers shot for "very pretty benchmark values" and forgot to do their homework. I think small reads and writes is one of the main workloads of most computers, but they have been forgotten.