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Samsung 840 SSD Storage Endurance Testing - TLC to the End - Final Thoughts

Samsung 840 SSD Storage Endurance Testing - TLC to the End
Today we start on an adventure. Despite reviewer's claims, Samsung has never stated the endurance life of its new TLC NAND flash used in the new 840 SSD. We're going to find out just how many program erase cycles the flash can take... in time.
By: | Editorials in Storage | Posted: Feb 12, 2013 6:12 am
Manufacturer: Samsung

Final Thoughts




Using a handful of unused computer parts, an old desk and an unfinished area in my test lab basement, we're attempting to provide you with information about TLC NAND that Samsung is holding close to the vest.


We can't guarantee that all 840 250GB drives will write as much data as ours does, but we're going to see how our first endurance test goes. Hopefully it will go better than my 2 AM solo video shoot.


We'll keep you updated as the test progresses and chime in with both minor updates and significant milestones along the way. We aren't the first to endurance test a Samsung 840 so we have a fairly good idea about how long this drive will survive. The other tests we know of involved smaller 120GB models, we think were the first to start an endurance test on a 250GB capacity size drive, at least publicly.


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