Originally Posted by seronx
I am currently on a SSD system and the 2nd post makes me
SSDs regardless of SLC and MLC last longer than most human lifetimes
If anything breaks it's the controller not the nands
Keep in mind what 2nd post refers too is back before fire was invented when people could not count so they used bits / bytes, imperial instead of metric measurements LOL
@ seronx , "SLC/MLC" True and don't forget the humans at Intel that would 8mb bug the firmware for the 100gb/200gb/300gb Intel SSD's. Then the 100years or human lifetime means what ? "ZERO" .
The theoretical durability is cute but users / server admins needs something that lasts and only time will tell if Intel should stick with what they are best cpu's and let everyone else specialize in what they are best = Samsung memory "storage" , NVidia + ATI graphics, Samsung iPhone3/4/5 / Samsung Ipad and Apple with their CrApple's.
The next hackers / data wars would be over "firmware viruses" for a lack of a better word where hackers "Amazon / PSN cloud / network" and then poison the firmware of routers / ssd's / bios "efi" specifically as this is the easiest way to destroy data.
It is easy to recover data if still there and the controller is bust but if it is firmware f-d and then the actual data itself as well in a 2 stage attack then what, Amazon today nothing tmrw, iCloud today, nothing tmrw.
Idiot at bank makes typo today, you billionaire today, you penniless outcast tmrw and have you tried to get something like this fixes / corrected in the USA ??
So having Intel nand that last 100 years = cool, but can you eat it in 3 days from now if all your data is lost ? can you swap it / trade it for meat or water or fuel for your emp'd vehicle when that happens ???
NO. So 100 year nand is useless with a 10 day SSD controller or a 5 day firmware if it lasts that long.
Once Intel shows it is not OCZ and serious about SSD's and their firmware + data security and make a effort about the data and keeping it safe or being able to recover after worst case scenario then server admins would get serious about this 7** Intel SSD's.
You would think Intel would brag about (max. min. transfers) = worst case 20+gb will transfer constantly at ?? 100MB/s ? 300MB/s ? guaranteed min. transfer rate.