Tuesday, June 12, 2012

SSD (Solid State Drive), it is difficult to achieve 100-year durability

The only constant is change of technological development. When present, the size of the largest SSD (Solid State Drive) available to the public is a 512GB, how in the next 10 years? Trends and changes in the IT field will not make this time SSDs purchased last long, as it will appear bigger SSD capacity, for example 32TB. Trend of large capacity is a priority the development of data storage media at this time. Related to the development of data and operating systems. Also associated with the accelerating pace of a computer. All this has its limits. Limits the shelf life, and also the age limit. Not be separated also in the computer world, although only a solid object that has no life.

With the development of nano technology as well as pressure to meet the needs of SSD (Solid State Drive) on the market, the size of the SSD can be further reduced, so the SSD capacity will be greater, and read-write speed of SSDs will also increase. The concept is similar to the flash, the difference is only the larger data store, as well as reading and writing speeds greater.

Another reason which makes it difficult to survive SSD (Solid State Drive), Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) or will not reach the age of 100 years is the cycle of life and death. An SSD is only able to power on / off up to 50 000 times. Consider it an SSD turned 2 times a day, then it is turned on in the year SSD  700 times. With this calculation, estimated that only 71 years old. If its use has a maximum time limit, what if used continuously without stopping. What about if you do read and write constantly. It just will not survive to the extent that it has been estimated. Because of these limitations, the manufacturer should think again over the best solution in the future development of SSD.

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