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You're right, though my point regarding durability still stands. You'd need to write 120TB of data for the smallest drive to die and a petabyte for the largest to die. An M500 might last four times as long, since I think it's 2xnm against the 1xnm EVO and is MLC instead of TLC, but 4PB? You won't see that in the near future.

I should also mention something in the M500's favor that I forgot: there is a bank of capacitors that, in case of power failure, will allow the drive to finish some writes. Power failure and brown outs can kill an SSD (or HDD, though I think they're more resilient than flash).
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You're right, though my point regarding durability still stands. You'd need to write 120TB of data for the smallest drive to die and a petabyte for the largest to die. An M500 might last four times as long, since I think it's 2xnm against the 1xnm EVO and is MLC instead of TLC, but 4PB? You won't see that in the near future.

I should also mention something in the M500's favor that I forgot: there is a bank of capacitors that, in case of power failure, will allow the drive to finish some writes. Power failure and brown outs can kill an SSD (or HDD, though I think they're more resilient than flash).

That last bit is true, but I always think its funny that people spend so much on their computers but refuse to invest $200 bucks into a UPS. Once you have a UPS, per-component power protection becomes pretty much totally unnecessary until you get into the enterprise level (and even then is questionable)..
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