Taiwanese company claims their MLC SSDs have 4x the average lifespan

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An often discussed negative of SSDs is their lifespan due to the degradation of NAND memory caused by the amount of times it has been written to. Now a Taiwanese company claims that it has developed SSDs that have four times the average lifespan compared to other MLC based SSDs.

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I wonder what the Recording Material goes thru to be chemically altered for “longer life”.

Or, for that matter, “higher speeds” like DVD blanks. I wonder what the chemical difference is between a data-film that allows 4x or 8x or 16x is?

Do they have teenier ball-bearings inside the plastic wafers? Have they switched to a creamier peanut butter spread? Shinier floor wax?

Of course, I’d also wonder about the “Burning The Candle At Both Ends” Syndrome, too - is Twice as Fast the same as Half As Durable?

And why not?


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I think the most practical method to increase the lifespan of an SSD is to install 1TB DRAM and use it as often as any HDD or SSD. 32GB DRAM modules are expensive yet, but 8GB ones cost just about US$30 and even 64GB RAM-based memory can help a lot.