Samsung Is Promising 'Never-Die' SSDs

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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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