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From Paul Libbrecht <>
Subject Re: SSD Experience (on developer machine)
Date Tue, 23 Aug 2011 15:20:21 GMT
Funnily, I had such an experience: an SSD on the laptop of the brand SanDisk, guaranteed for
80 TB of writes.
Well, I had it twice changed under guarantee. Then the shop provided me an OCZ.
Maybe that lasts longer... I'm still in guarantee.


Le 23 août 2011 à 17:11, Toke Eskildsen a écrit :

> On Tue, 2011-08-23 at 16:10 +0200, Federico Fissore wrote:
> [Toke: Re-writes is not a problem now]
>> Maybe this still is a point, thinking at how easy is today to fill your 
>> local storage: for example, a "common" user will store video files.
> It is only a problem if the SSD is stored to the brim (and don't have
> hidden cells to counter the problem). If you store to the brim, you will
> have problems working actively with the device - temporary files,
> logging and whatnot tends to require that a non-trivial amount of
> storage is free. If you are not working actively with the device, the
> wear on the cells is not a problem. This brings us back to my initial
> point: Yes, you can construct cases where there will be problems. But
> they tend to be artificial:
> Let's say you have a drive with just 5GB left. Let's say that the cells
> can handle 10,000 writes. Doing constant rewrites of the 5GB gives you
> 10,000 * 5GB = 50TB before the drive gives up. I asked my drive about my
> daily write average some time ago. It was 13GB/day. With that scenario,
> the drive would live 10+ years.
> Admittedly this is just back-of-the-envelope and it ignores a lot of
> factors, but it does provides an idea of the amount of punishment they
> can take.

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