Looking for an IDE simulator

Jules Richardson jules.richardson99 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 30 11:02:50 CDT 2020

On 8/28/20 12:40 PM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
> Also, I discovered recently that there is a maximum number of hours
> measured in years on SSDs and systems will start throwing SMART
> errors when that is exceeded. I have a few doing that now on systems
> with minimal writes but lots of hours.
> There are long discussions elsewhere of the dangers of using non-industrial
> rated CFs and SDs in storage applications.

I found it next to impossible to find information on what - if any - 
technology a particular SSD uses to extend lifespan; while manufacturers 
all compete on things like capacity and speed, very few of them seem 
interested in telling us how long their product might last.

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