Reply to post: QLC? It's not the one for me

The age of hard drives is over as Samsung cranks out consumer QLC SSDs

Thoguht Silver badge

QLC? It's not the one for me

Each time you add another level, you add complexity to the drive circuitry plus you reduce endurance and so you need more and more complex error correction algorithms to safeguard the data. And all for less and less gain in capacity. From 3 levels to 4 only gives you a one third increase, and (heaven forbid) from 4 to 5 will only give you one quarter. Is it really worth it?

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