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Old 07-19-2013, 05:53 AM
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Quote from gourygabriev View Post :
...except that independent testing actually saw a life cycle of ~1000 cycles as the preliminary stat suggests in an endurance test...
...except that (a) the author of the article you linked only established how many cycles it would take before the SMART values would indicate the end of life, which is 1,000 cycles, not when the TLC NAND actually stopped working; (b) is a fair and impartial independent tester--see blurb here for information []; and (c) the author of your article even predicts the findings of the testing:

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Furthermore, it should be kept in mind that all SMART values that predict lifespan are conservative; it's highly unlikely that your drive will drop dead once the WLC or MWI hits zero. There is a great example at XtremeSystems where a 256GB Samsung SSD 830 is currently at nearly 6,000TiB of writes. Its WLC hit zero at 828TiB of writes, which means its endurance is over seven times higher than what the SMART values predicted.
So, to sum it up, you'd be right...except for the fact that you are actually totally wrong,