Re: An ogoing problem for over 30 years
Flash-based SSDs are interesting as they are fundamentally built of a large number of very small "disks" (pages) that the on-board firmware already retires as it fails.
Thus a "dead" SSD isn't all dead, and in theory at least, could keep being used as pages fail, by stepping down its apparent size.
The hard part is working out when to give up of course - down to 70% or 50% original capacity? Further?