Originally Posted by laughingthunder
It should be MLC from Intel. Let's say if we don't care about the algorithms part, just normal daily use as a normal SSD, how long can it last?
8GB drive? That'll only work if you're running XP or Linux. For XP, I'd say around 5GB host writes per day. Assuming 3,000 P/E cycles, and 2x write amplification (and that's a very low estimate given the lack of TRIM), 6.58 years. In contrast, a Samsung 840 120GB with TLC should last 32.88 years given the same workload.
One issue: based on Intel's recommendation to use SLC NAND for their SSD caching technology, I'm guessing caching can be pretty write intensive so there's no telling how quickly that 8GB NAND will wear out. My guess though, it'll likely outlast the mechanical parts. Of course, I'd expect an SSD would have higher chances of lasting longer than either HDD or SSHD.