Interesting "lifetime" usage
The lifetime for the new "Pro" is 640 TB writing for a 1TB drive.
So, each bit is expected to be able to be written 1x/day for 2 years and then its a brick? Yeah, on average, and I know there are a lot of wiggles, bits and bytes, but given that this is almost double the previous reliability, is... intriguing.
Looking at usage in a NAS, where parity is striped, this could mean lots of writes even in mostly constant data, due to blocks of new parity bits. Yes, its all about reducing risk, spinny disks are inherently a single point of failure, like motors, arms, etc, suddenly can render the entire disk dead. SSD at least dies (in theory) slowly, and (again, in theory) has built in RAID-ish redundancy, so one would like to believe that a drive nearing its EOL can still have remaining data read, possibly at the cost of losing free space.
But, there is still the single failure point of the SSD controller, etc.
I propose a new standard. Lets permanently punch the bits onto stacks of paper. That way, we can trust it. Except the 2000 Florida ballots.