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Re: [hard drive] Had a SSD die on me..
said by beerbum:Yes.
Is this normal for a SSD to fail like this?
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:
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.