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    Re: Price of SSDs "in a free fall" says report

    All is not well in the Samsung SSD camp, especially where servers, *nix and EXT4 meet: https://blog.algolia.com/when-solid-state-drives-are-not-that-solid/

    TL;DR
    Broken SSDs:

    SAMSUNG MZ7WD480HCGM-00003
    SAMSUNG MZ7GE480HMHP-00003
    SAMSUNG MZ7GE240HMGR-00003
    Samsung SSD 840 PRO Series
    recently blacklisted for 8-series blacklist
    Samsung SSD 850 PRO 512GB
    recently blacklisted as 850 Pro and later in 8-series blacklist

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    Re: Price of SSDs "in a free fall" says report

    Quote Originally Posted by satrow View Post
    All is not well in the Samsung SSD camp, especially where servers, *nix and EXT4 meet: https://blog.algolia.com/when-solid-...ot-that-solid/
    Fascinating post - thanks for sharing!

    Nice to see a post from Ted T'so in the comments - talk about going to the "head honcho".

    Although this does nicely prove what I said in post #5 of this thread - that SSD's are still fairly "new" tech so maybe should be treated with a bit of scepticism wrt stability.

    And please excuse me, I'm going to go and turn off TRIM on my Sammy 830-using Linux boxes ...

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    Re: Price of SSDs "in a free fall" says report

    Article claims prices of ssd's are 'free-falling'. I'm sorry but that is rubbish. SSD's are still bloody expensive (£40-£50 for a 120gb ssd depending on brand). The 1TB ssd's are still costing £300+. I would like to see 2gb, 4gb, 8gb+ ssd's but I guarantee thay are going to be stupidly expensive for at least 3 years. I am currently running a 500GB ssd as my boot drive a 960gb ssd for my games. I have a pair of HDD's at 4TB each. I would like to substitute all these drives for the newer generation of 2gb+ ssd's but only if the price is right.

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    Re: Price of SSDs "in a free fall" says report

    Quote Originally Posted by worldmaker View Post
    I'm concerned about this issue: http://hexus.net/tech/news/storage/8...gin-lose-data/

    Perhaps if this is resolved for long term off-power storage then I'd switch. Often I'm swapping machines, storage and backups around with some machines in storage for month, what would happen if the SSD lost everything?

    I'll try with hybrids and wait a few years to see how this and other reliability issues are addressed or a new backup format comes to handle the volume of data.
    That only applies to completely worn out drives, the situation for drives that are not at their endurance limit (i.e. any drive that hasn't been hammered in a datacentre, there's no realistic chance a consumer would reach the wear limits) will be a lot better

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    Re: Price of SSDs "in a free fall" says report

    Since I've been using laptops exclusively for the past couple it is typical for me to only have one HD inside the machine, so I have been waiting rather patiently for a TB SSD drive to become affordable. I was quite tempted to get a hybrid drive in the past, but it looks like I might as well just go for SSD off the bat. Yes I know there are many laptops that support two or more drives especially if you are willing to do without optical drive - but I still need them, and as I do carry my laptop around now and then, I can't have a massive desktop replacement laptop.

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