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  • kensiko - Thursday, November 10, 2011 - link

    It will be a theoretical analysis I think, unless you got an OCZ SSD with TLC :P Reply
  • Kristian Vättö - Thursday, November 10, 2011 - link

    Hence I said analysis, not a review ;-) Basically, I will go through how TLC differs from SLC and MLC and how that affects performance and endurance. I will also try to explain why multi-bit NAND flash degrades quicker. Reply
  • Nihility - Thursday, November 10, 2011 - link

    According to Wikipedia, TLC has 100-500 write cycles vs 1000-3000 on MLC. I'm sure it'll be even worse when they go to higher resolution fabs.

    Theoretically, cheap SSDs will be cheap in quality as well.
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  • Kristian Vättö - Thursday, November 10, 2011 - link

    The problem is that 100-500 is a huge range. We need a more specific number at certain fab. It may also vary depending on the manufacturer as OCZ couldn't tell me any numbers as they haven't chosen the NAND supplier yet.

    Anyway, I hope to have the article ready during next week. Most of the stuff is ready now but I need a few clarifications from Intel and other companies.
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  • HaloTechnology - Friday, November 11, 2011 - link

    This site is now one of my favorites just in 2 weeks !! Reply
  • Confusador - Friday, November 11, 2011 - link

    Rather off topic, i know, but I just wanted to let you know I'm really looking forward to that article! By all means, take your time to get it right, of course, but but at this point I think we need changes to price and capacity more than performance, and since this is one of the enablers of that it'll be nice to know where we stand. Reply
  • FATCamaro - Thursday, November 10, 2011 - link

    Agility 3 is cheaper because of their great reputation for BSOD's and corruption. Reply
  • Metaluna - Thursday, November 10, 2011 - link

    I stopped reading at Jmicron.

    It will take at least a couple of generations of stellar performance and reliability before I would trust that company with my data.
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  • Taft12 - Thursday, November 10, 2011 - link

    That goes double for Sandforce! Reply
  • c4v3man - Thursday, November 10, 2011 - link

    You can purchase a Crucial M4 128GB for that kind of price, and have a dependable drive with current-gen performance. Even with people not considering sandforce based drives, you gotta be competitive with them on some level, either performance or price. The M4 is more expensive, but has similar performance, with a good track record of reliability.

    This drive has to get closer to $1/GB to be taken seriously at those performance numbers...
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  • RU482 - Thursday, November 10, 2011 - link

    the prices might be high, but I'm sure there will be a $60 rebate out of the chute Reply
  • rdurham - Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - link

    I want one! Reply

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