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Conflating Reliability and Endurance in SSDs

Conflating Reliability and Endurance in SSDs

14:37 16 November in Community, Uncategorized

Last week I sat through a presentation by Samsung on the evolution of their DRAM and flash business. One question raised by a journalist in the room related to the reliability of flash drives. The presenter proceeded to talk about the industry and how endurance means flash has a finite lifetime, one which now varies depending on the specific media type and product.

This discussion conflated the idea of reliability and endurance into one and of course in the flash world, the two are completely separate. Reliability is typically quoted in…



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