Ars article on consumer grade SSD longevity

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by Mike Tomlinson, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. This is something that crops up now and again in this group - SSD
    longevity. Worth a look:

    "Consumer-grade SSDs actually last a hell of a long time. TechReport
    torture test piles on more than 700 terabytes before first failures."

    "How long, exactly, do SSDs last? It's a difficult question to answer
    because estimating an SSD’s life requires taking a whole lot of factors
    into consideration - type and amount of NAND used in the drive, overall
    write amplification, read/write cycle, and more"
    Mike Tomlinson, Jun 18, 2014
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  2. Thanks - always nice to have solid empirical evidence to point to when
    people start being dim.

    Mind you, looks like the general idea of SSDs being worrying has
    shifted in the background anyway. Probably due to the price drop more
    than anything else. When you're spending less, you don't worry so much
    that it'll drop dead in fifteen years... (!)

    Cheer - Jaimie
    Jaimie Vandenbergh, Jun 18, 2014
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