Reply to post: Re: What will be the data retention lifetime?

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

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Re: What will be the data retention lifetime?

Your file is always being moved around by the wear levelling algorithms. That's why ensuring TRIM is functioning with whatever OS / drive encryption product is so important, so that deleted space is indeed deleted and available for wear levelling by the drive's internal gubbins.

I do wonder how adding more and more layers to a single cell affects it's lifespan though. Anyone?

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