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Old 11-18-2012, 03:20 PM   #1
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Can't find the thread where some recently asked about expected lifetimes of SSDs.

Looks like at least one of the popular manufacturers isn't publishing data on that.

Some interesting background and comparisons with other brands and models in this review of a Samsung 840-series drive:
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/...-ssd-reviewed/

   
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:12 PM   #2
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Thanks, John. If the warranty is any indication (which is usually isn't), it's 5 years for both brands I bought. I read one article that said the memory is good for 10,000 or 100,000 writes, so I guess for occasional use that's quite a bit of writes. I don't think I'd want to use it as a database server, though. I wonder, though, if it fades over time.

Interesting to think that ancient data storage methods such as chiseling into rock are more reliable than our modern technology. Although, the write times would sure slow down a computer.

   
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>> Interesting to think that ancient data storage methods such as chiseling into rock are more reliable than our modern technology.

In Chinese, that's best. While we can barely read the US Constitution today, I've come across 5000 year old Chinese text in museums that includes a startling number of characters that are as easily readable as they would be in a current newspaper. Or would be if I could read Chinese. But the same characters are used in Japanese, and have pretty much the same meanings, so there you are.

Get a chisel, learn Chinese.

   
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