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Old 01-08-2013, 06:37 AM
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Quote from snives View Post :
IOPS is a reference to have many times the drive can be accessed before expected death. Higher numbers = longer drive life before either the capacity begins shrinking or the drive entirely fails. Not a huge deal for a backup drive that gets written to once and only looked at every few months, but a HUGE problem for an OS or any other regularly accessed and/or updated data.
IOPS is [are] a performance indicator, not a reliability/longevity indicator.