Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp
underestimating how long standard dual-layer NAND can last. I can see you'd have a point if this was about use in an enterprise environment, but then SLC NAND is usually used there for that reason, anyway.
if you were to use the more durable NAND types then yes a dozen years or so wouldn't wear it out.
but on the other hand you'd be inflating the price drastically as well, i wouldn't expect it to be on a consumer CPU anytime soon.
Originally Posted by bigjdubb
Which means absolutely nothing if you are using the drive like a typical home users. No matter what the SSD is marketed for (home or enterprise), it's your actual usage that determines it's lifespan. I'm guessing you would probably want to replace the motherboard and/or processor before you have written a petabyte or two to the nand.
My problem is that I don't want to lose a drive when I change processors or motherboards, I would rather deal with cables.
not to mention on-die NAND wouldn't be that much more beneficial than a PCI-e SSD.
sure it'll have lower latencies, but what workload requires such a decrease in latency?
NAND would still be slower than DRAM even if it were to be mounted on-die, otherwise why would SSDs have a DRAM cache?
and with that in mind it can easily be imagined what minimal gains would this give at the cost of inflated price.
it would be better if it was an on-die cache dedicated for masking access latency (hi eDRAM), that would be much better utilized at much less cost, plus it doesn't wear out like NAND.Edited by epic1337 - 6/1/16 at 1:51pm