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Samsung Is Promising 'Never-Die' SSDs

Postby reno » Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:50 am

If a NAND chip fails, these new SSDs detect it, move the data somewhere else on the drive, and keep on functioning.

These SSDs are set to include new technology Samsung is calling fail-in-place (FIP). What FIP technology does is allow a drive to cope if something goes wrong with one or more of the NAND chips it contains. So rather than dying, what's left of the functioning storage chips will continue to work, albeit in a drive that has less storage space available.

FIP goes a step further than that, though, and manages to scan for any damage in the data before relocating it to the remaining NAND chips that work. Samsung has basically built data recovery into its new SSDs
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Re: Samsung Is Promising 'Never-Die' SSDs

Postby normalicy » Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:07 pm

Interesting that you mention this while I'm RMAing my 2nd Sandisk SSD in the last couple months.

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Re: Samsung Is Promising 'Never-Die' SSDs

Postby psypher » Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:07 am

normalicy wrote:Interesting that you mention this while I'm RMAing my 2nd Sandisk SSD in the last couple months.


Sounds like it's time for you to switch to Samsung :) I have about a dozen different Samsung SSDs (Pro, EVO, M.2 PRO) etc... I personally haven't had any issues with any of them and some have been running for 4+ years. I've had hard drives in my NAS bought and died in that same time frame.

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Re: Samsung Is Promising 'Never-Die' SSDs

Postby normalicy » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:18 am

Yeah, I took a chance because they were on sale for cheaper than my go-to Inland ones (Microcenter's house brand). These are the only SSDs to ever fail me. But yeah, I went Samsung for the replacements.

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Re: Samsung Is Promising 'Never-Die' SSDs

Postby FlyingPenguin » Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:09 am

I have a couple of Sandisks I picked up on sale, but I only use them in non critical situations - like my media center PCs. No problems with them yet.

All my important PCs I use Samsung.
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Re: Samsung Is Promising 'Never-Die' SSDs

Postby normalicy » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:50 pm

Neither of my 1TB drives made it past 6 months.

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Re: Samsung Is Promising 'Never-Die' SSDs

Postby Genom » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:26 pm

I have some junky Sandisk SSD's that are still chugging along. Mainly put my Steam library on them. But will probably go Samsung as they eventually die off.


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