Your article contains no actual numbers (aside from mentioning the 5 year figure often bandied about), and is dealing with enterprise customers (machines built to work 24 hrs/day non-stop).
How about this one?
so let me get this straight.
first you attack me for not having sources. then when i give you a source, you don't like what the author is saying (because it pretty much agrees exactly with what little i said
on the subject) so you counter with an article on a poorly formatted web page that is pretty much a giant add space for SSDs
pulsoc wrote:"As a sanity check - I found some data from Mtron (one of the few SSD oems who do quote endurance in a way that non specialists can understand). In the data sheet for their 32G product - which incidentally has 5 million cycles write endurance - they quote the write endurance for the disk as "greater than 85 years assuming 100G / day erase/write cycles" - which involves overwriting the disk 3 times a day."
this is from the sales team right?
funny how a million writes can last 5 - 10 years but 5 million writes can last 85 years. i would wanna put my money in their bank... but marketing has a tendency to be... exaggerations or... just plain lies.
* and remember... over half the writes are used for deletion and formatting, not your actual data.
since you trust these people like you do, maybe what they have to say about power failures and SSDs will interest you:
you indicated that you want numbers. here's a number for you:
two flash deficiencies that... will cause unpredictable performance and reduce reliability
in regard to enterprise customers... is it your argument that with lower grade equipment you'll get better results at home? or that because a machine is on it must be writing to something? hmmm, like what, a log?
you pop in and attack me for having no facts (from the interwebz). so i get you facts (from the interwebz)... from InformationWeek, a trusted source, writing from an objective standpoint, and you rebuttal with what amounts to an online version of an SSD trade show complete with sales teams ready to take your order.
pulsoc wrote:I'm done arguing this with you.
you should have never bothered. it was a discussion before you showed up.
i would like to thank you for making me decide to look though. now i know
that my suspicions about the state of SSD technology were valid all along - yeah, its a good technology, but it's still got a little way to go before the cost justifies replacing what i already use. hopefully the OP will get the answers he was looking for as well.