solid state drives?

Peter A. Giessel pgiessel at
Fri Aug 22 17:33:46 UTC 2014

> On Aug 22, 2014, at 8:01, RW <rwmaillists at> 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.

This sounds about right.  I've burned out (3) SSD drives in the last year, but I'm pushing around 400-800 MB/s sustained random read/write 24/7 (about 40GB/day) on a PCIe SSD drive.

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