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Series SSD: 3. The Problem with SSD Specifications

Common oversights with SSD specifications

It is commonly assumed that solid state disks are more reliable than hard disks because they have no moving parts. While the evidence for this is lacking, we’ll look at the impact of non-recoverable read errors on reliability. Continue reading

I have seen failure analysis reports on many hard disk programs over  the years. Typically, mechanical related failures account for less than half the total. Electronic and microcode failures are quite common (ever had a cell phone break?). So, the non-mechanical argument needs to be backed up with field data.