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jap
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reply to beerbum

Re: [hard drive] Had a SSD die on me..

said by beerbum:

Is this normal for a SSD to fail like this?

Yes.

Anyone considering an SSD purchase will want to first comprehend the three storage densities currently in use: Single, Multi (which now, in most usage, refers to two), and Triple-Level per cell. What fails is the cell gates and triple wears them out fast. Great article here:
»www.anandtech.com/show/5067/unde···tlc-nand

IMHO, TLC is (currently) wrong-headed no matter what your read:write ratio, MLC is most people's best option, and many single-drive devices (eg: laptops) shouldn't get an SSD at all. That last decision involves weighing alot of disparate variables.

Wish I had experience with high-bred storage (mechanical drive with a large (5-20 GB) integrated NAND presence) as it's an excellent concept. Don't know if currently available implementations are good.