Solid state drives

Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker ilmari at
Mon Apr 19 16:24:15 BST 2010

Joel Bernstein <joel at> writes:

> On 19 April 2010 16:00, Chris Jack <chris_jack at> wrote:
>> aka it's rated for 20Gb of writes for a minimum of 5 years
> You may have a transcription error in units there. Did you mean
> 20Gb/<duration>? If so, how long?

Quoting from the data sheet[1]:

| 3.5.4 Minimum Useful Life
|      The drive will have a minimum of 5 years of useful life under
|      typical client workloads with up to 20 GB of host writes per day.


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