back to article 'Leaked Intel roadmap' promises... er, gear that could die after 7 months

Storage community website Myce has posted copies of what it claims are leaked Intel SSD roadmap slides, which show two data centre and one professional user SSD products coming in spring 2014. Fultondale, or the DC P3700, is a data centre-class SSD built from high endurance (HET) 20nm MLC flash an with capacities of 200GB, 400GB …

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Peasantdale

The Pleasantdale drive sounds from the specs like it's suitable for (and maybe even designed for) being a repository of information to be read, but not written back to very often, if at all. A website storage drive maybe? Perhaps a place to put non-writable VMs?

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Any drive

That has the potential to fail after 7 months is not to considered for any part of my system. That's an appalling lifespan....

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Re: Any drive

You honestly are trying to claim that your DESKTOP PC writes 2TB/day to disk? Most desktop systems are heavily biased towards reads rather than writes, and the big differentiator here is the speed of reads (ie. near zero access time and 3 times the sustained throughput of spinning rust).

Try using an SSD based system sometime, and do a proper analysis of your usage patterns to see what will and won't work.

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Re: Any drive

375PB isn't enough for you? Really? What are you using to generate that much transient data? For argument's sake, I have a medium load server (moderate MySQL load, Apache, several websites of various descriptions, mail, etc.) that has been running for a couple of years, and according to dumpe2fs, it has averaged 800GB of writes per year. That gives a figure of a little under about 467,000 years life expectancy (give or take a few centuries).

Anybody telling you that write endurance is an issue today either doesn't have a clue what they are talking about, or they are trying to sell you something (or both).

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Where are the 1TB+ Flash drives then?

If spinning rust (and tape) is dead when can we expect to see LARGE (> 1TB) drives?

Only asking you know.

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Re: Where are the 1TB+ Flash drives then?

You mean like the 1 & 2TB drives mentioned already in the article

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"If you aren't careful with the write load, this thing could be finished before 7 months is up"

This is exactly what customers are asking for.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/08/13/facebook_calls_for_worst_flas_possible/

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and MLC do not belong in the same sentence for SSDs.

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