How SSD power faults scramble your data | ZDNet

SSD’s aren’t prone to platter damage from physical shocks like spinning magnetic hard drives can be, but they can be susceptible to their own faults – shame the article doesn’t mention specific brands. Still a bunch more reliable than HDD’s though, I haven’t had a single issue with half a dozen SSD’s of various makes/models.

“The authors looked for several types of errors, including bit corruption, shorn writes, metadata corruption, and dead (bricked) devices. Write data was configured to enable detection of these and other errors. Three workloads — concurrent random writes, concurrent sequential writes, and single-threaded sequential writes — maximized the SSD’s internal workloads. SSDs have several background tasks, such as garbage collection, running constantly to keep the SSD ready and organized.”

How SSD power faults scramble your data | ZDNet

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