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Disadvantages to Sandforce architecture?

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Are there any disadvantages to the SF architecture, specifically the compression algorithms they use to push perfromance and the black box/secret sauce of Durawrite/RAISE etc?
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Well, the write speed can get throttled down. I don't know exactly how it works, but if enough writing occurs within a certain time frame, the drive slows down to protect the NAND life. Apparently under "normal usage" this doesn't happen, but things like excessive benchmarking (with non-compressible data) can trigger it.

Note that this doesn't include the writing during a secure erase, which also resets the drive to full performance.
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