Toshiba made a quick announcement today covering a new line of drives they will be releasing which have much greater endurance than their previous models. The limited lifespan of flash memory has been a concern for many and this drive should reassure users as it could survive 5 full drive writes per day for 5 years. As the vast majority of users are unlikely to fully fill a drive 5 times that 5 year estimate is lower than most would see. The drives will also be relatively speedy, The Register reports 130,000 random 4K read IOPS, 42,000 random write ones and 410 MiB/sec sequential write bandwidth.
"This SSD is made from Tosh’s 24nm enterprise-class NAND (eNAND) and comes in 100GB, 200GB, 400GB and 800GB capacity points. The 30 drive writes/day stat applies to all models. It means that, for example, the 800GB product can have 43.8PB written to it during its 5-year warranted life."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- HP 100TB Memristor drives by 2018 – if you're lucky, admits tech titan @ The Register
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- The evolution, refinement and specialisation of MSI motherboards @ Hardware.info
- NVIDIA 'The Way It's Meant to Be Played' 2013 Montréal Report @ Neoseeker