Originally Posted by geoxile
I can see why Samsung got out of the HDD business. They're really pumping their resources into SSDs
It really is the way of the future. My university primarily uses huge arrays of SSDs now (I was surprised when I heard about this). A lot of service providers (my Mumble server provider) uses SSDs. Once SSDs reach 1TB levels within the $100-$300 price range, there will be very little to no reason to go with HDDs over SSDs.
For anyone that wants a great read on an extensive stress test that was run on an 840: http://us.hardware.info/reviews/4178/10/hardwareinfo-tests-lifespan-of-samsung-ssd-840-250gb-tlc-ssd-updated-with-final-conclusion-final-update-20-6-2013
The first SSD, the one you could follow live on the stream, had its first re-allocated sector on May 22, after 2,945 program/erase cycles and 707 TiB of written data according to the S.M.A.R.T. data. That's quite remarkable, as Samsung guarantees a lifespan of 1,000 cycles, while in reality their SSD last three times longer.
The second SSD had its first re-allocated sector on May 28 after 3,152 cycles and 745 TiB of written data. The first uncorrectable error occurred on May 30 after 3,247 cycles and 768 TiB of written data. It has completely died yet, and it's passed 4,000 cycles now, but it's also accumulated more than 58,000 uncorrectable errors. We'd call it clinically dead.
(1 TiB = 1024 GB)Edited by Stealth Pyros - 7/17/13 at 8:51pm