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Old 02-15-08, 11:24 AM   #7
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Default Re: Big Flash Drive Upgrades Incoming!

Originally Posted by lduguay
They say a "few hundred thousand write cycles"...
I was looking into this for one of our application that writes to a database at a sustain rate of 100-120, 4K blocks of data bulked inserted per second on a 365/24/7 basis. This poor thing would die within a few weeks....
Most of the newer SSD's are in the millions of writes and those are writes to a single sector and you also have to keep in mind they also employ wear leveling tech so that unused sectors are written to first that way the write wear is kept even across the disc. It would take several years of constants writes for the drive to reach it's write mark. Of course just like MTBF YMMV.
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