Patriot Lights Two New Wildfire Brand SSDs with SandForce

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kixofmyg0t

Asynchronous or Synchronous?

I'm betting synchronous since the Pyro line except SE was asynchronous.

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Zoandar

What kinds of "wear and tear" does a device with no moving parts experience?

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Paul_Lilly

It's a good question, and in short, the cells in NAND flash memory 'wear out' after so many writes are performed. Wear Leveling is one of the techniques used to combat against this, which works by spreading data around to make sure the same group of cells don't do all the heavy lifting.

Overprovisioning is another technique that some SSDs employ, including Patriot's Wildfire Pro drives. Micron has a pretty good post breaking down the concept of overprovisioning in plain English here.

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kixofmyg0t

EDIT.

I retract my statement. Didn't wanna explain anything.

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