The Tech Report has already shown a variety of SSDs can survive long after their write life cycle has been exceeded and that some drives can continue past 2 petabytes. Kitguru is performing a very similar test, specifically with OCZ Arc 100 SSD and have now passed the 100TB mark with the five drives they are testing. Not a single one of these consumer level drives have died and only one of the drives has reported an error and that was one single bad block. While they have had problems with a specific controller in the past, they no longer use that controller and claims that all of their drives are tarnished is a bit of an exaggeration. A specific performance was also finally addressed, but they are certainly not the only manufacturer that has needed to be called out to address performance degradation over time. You can see the current results here.
"The drives all passed the warranty figure of 22TB at the close of December – our next test was to get them all past the 100TB mark. Would any fail?"
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- Silicon Power Slim S80 480GB SSD Review @ NikKTech
- Western Digital My Passport Pro 2 TB Portable (Thunderbolt) @ Tech ARP
- QNAP TS-431 @ Legion Hardware
- Synology DS415play NAS Review @ Madshrimps