Lifespan of SSD and Flash archive media

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  1. HDFan macrumors 6502

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    Larry Jordan has an interesting article about the lifespan of Flash or SSD media:

    https://larryjordan.com/blog/the-life-span-of-flash-ssd/

    According to his Micron sources, the wafers which are used for Flash and SSD systems can be optimized 3 ways, but can only be manufactured to do 2 of the 3:

    For speed
    For resilience: maximum multiple reads/writes
    For longevity

    Currently wafers are optimized for speed and resilience.

    Consequently unplugged media should be good for maybe a year or two without losing data. Flash and SSD are definitely not a long term data storage solution.
     
  2. happycadaver macrumors regular

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    You are founding your conclusion on a single article? I little thin, don't you think?
     
  3. MRxROBOT macrumors 6502

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    Everything is designed to a price point. What's new?
     
  4. nigelbb macrumors 6502a

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    The old adage in computing is Fast Cheap Reliable - pick any two.
     

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