solid state drives?

RW rwmaillists at
Fri Aug 22 16:01:17 UTC 2014

On Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:36:29 -0500
William A. Mahaffey III wrote:

> None of the SSD's are/will be as durable as spinning drives for
> writes .... That said, the SLC type are more durable than MLC or
> TLC .... Also more $$$$ & usually only available in smaller sizes.
> Good for a root drive, i.e. mostly read-olny operations. Swap &
> everything else on spinning platters ....

A typical modern 120GB MLC SSD will have a specified write endurance of
around 8TB which is equivalent to  1GB a day for 22 years. They should
be fine for most things where there's nothing doing heavy duty writing.

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