The Tech Report is currently testing several SSDs to destruction, or at least trying to. They are using a new tool called Anvil's Storage Utilities which includes a test designed to determine the longevity of the flash storage inside SSDs. They started with factory fresh SSDs, never having a bit written to them before and are currently writing to every address on those drives with a goal of 22TB to be written before they test the speeds of the drives again. Will some fare better than others? Perhaps some will sacrifice capacity to keep their speed up? Stay tuned, even with SATA 6Gbps it takes a while to write that much data!
"We all know that flash memory has a limited tolerance for write cycling, but what does that mean for SSD endurance? We're testing six SSDs to failure to find out."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- 256 GB OCZ Vector @ TechARP
- Intel SSD 530 240GB @ Hardware.info
- Samsung unveils its first 3D V-NAND SSDs for the enterprise @ The Inquirer
- Kingston SSDNow mS200 / RunCore Pro V 120GB mSATA SSDs review: ideal upgrade for laptops @ Hardware.info
- HGST Travelstar 5K1500 2.5-inch Mobile Hard Drive Review @ Madshrimps
- Western Digital Blue Slim 1TB hard Drive Review @ Hardware Canucks
- Patriot Gauntlet 320 Wireless External Hard Drive Review @ TechwareLabs
- HGST Touro Mobile Pro 500GB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Review @ Legit Reviews
- Seagate Wireless Plus External Storage @ Bjorn3D
- ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710 External Hard Drive @ Benchmark Reviews
- SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSDXC Card SDSDQX @ Benchmark Reviews
I am very curious as to what
I am very curious as to what the results will be. Glad they are doing this. Especially curious with the differences between TLC, MLC and sandforce compression.
It’s like watching a two
It’s like watching a two semi’s play chicken. It could go either way and yet I can’t take my eyes away.
Looking forward to these
Looking forward to these results Ryan, something I was asking about only recently being as I’m getting ready to buy a new desktop, or hoping to, and want a SSD to run the OS on.
Intel, Samsung, and one Crucial 960GB are of primary interest, bringing to question once more the endless question… does size really matter? Either way, once you go SSD, there is no turning back.
The picture is from May? and
The picture is from May? and it says they’re writing 17 TiB per day – how long could it take to write 22TB? This doesn’t make sense …
Old picture of the software
Old picture of the software … I think Scott and crew started this weekend
Is Ryan aware of
Is Ryan aware of this…
Intel Set to Enable Overclocking of Solid-State Drives.
Intel to Demo SSD Overclocking at IDF Next Month
[08/23/2013 04:58 PM]
by Anton Shilov