I've read in this article http://www.storagesearch.com/ssdmyths-endurance.html that SSDs don't have a short life, particularly if they're big (like 64GBs, - would small and short life be like 64MB?)
that they can fail 2 ways... controller spreading writes across memory cells makes an error and writes to a cell that already had too many, or writes are spread properly, it fills up and literally one too many writes on any cell and it's gone.
Is that right?
I've heard most SSD users use MLCs 'cos SLCs are very expensive..
Is there any way to see the "health"(is there a better term?) of the thing? Do SSDs give SMART data as spinning disk drives do?
How many years should an MLC last just using windows xp? mostly browsing the internet.
not sure how yet, but should I redirect the paging file and browser cache to a spinning disk hard drive on another computer in the network that uses a spinning disk drive?