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Re: Spare SSD anybody?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Spare SSD anybody?
Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2016 14:44:55 +0200
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Dr Nicholas Bailey <address@hidden> writes:

> On Wednesday, 1 June 2016 12:36:02 BST David Kastrup wrote:
>> Alexander Kobel <address@hidden> writes:
>> ...
>> Sure, it would be nice to keep in mind.  I'm not really sure what the
>> expected lifetime of the disk I have is.  Maybe I just need to keep
>> making backups in sane intervals and otherwise am still fine.
> I had cause to look into this recently and came across the following. 
> Executive summary: everything is fine now and new SSDs last forever.

Well, I don't exactly have a new SSD...

> It's on the internet so it must be true :) (I expect more
> authoritative tests are available).
> I'm using a hybrid 1TB in my laptop at the moment with no problems
> with Debian Stretch GNU/Linux as the only OS installed. These devices
> feature typically 8GB or so of flash with the majority of the storage
> being on the whirlydisk.  What the flash gets used for is up to the
> drive.

Well, I'll just stick with what I have until replacement is mandatory or
convenient.  And then I (or more likely the facts) can decide on the

David Kastrup

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