solid state drives?

Arthur Chance freebsd at
Fri Aug 22 16:34:56 UTC 2014

On 22/08/2014 17:01, RW wrote:
> 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.

The stated write endurances appear to be very conservative as well. The 
Tech Report web site has been hammering a variety of SSDs and only 
started getting actual failures after the 600TB mark, with some still 
working after 1PB of writes.

YMMV of course.

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