Okay here is one of the newest SSD that has come to market in the past year. For consumer SSDs its also the largest (in Gbs) . Here are some very interesting stats.
Capacity 960GB Interface SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3GB/s compatible) Sustained Sequential Read up to (128k transfer) 500MB/s Sustained Sequential Write up to (128k transfer) 400MB/s Random Read IOPS (4K) 80,000 IOPS Random Write IOPS B 80,000 IOPS[/B] Form Factor 2.5" NAND 20nm Micron MLC NND MTBF 1.2 million hours Endurance 72TB total bytes written (TBW)
Equal to 40GB per day for 5 years Operating Temperature 32 to 158Â°F / 0 to 70Â°C Compliance RoHS, CE, FCC, UL, BSMI, C-TICK, KCC RRL, W.E.E.E., TUV VCCI, IC Firmware Field upgradable firmware Product Health Monitoring Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) commands
I want you all to notice the Endurance Stats. Most other SSDs that give a 5 year warranty are gauging that you will only write an average of 20gbs a day for 5 years. Crucial has now doubled that. Their warranty has included 40 gbs a day for 5 years, to me that is crucial (pun intended). Maybe when our review team can verify this we can consider this SSD one of the top tier SSDs on the market. A lot of people already do.