Adata has announced the arrival of two new server grade enterprise SSDs in the SX1000L series.
As part of its server grade hardware, Adata has given the units an MTBF of a massive one and a half million hours. This amounts to more than 171 years of operation. Beyond the fact that the drive will be well outdated by then, we can also safely assume that even the youngest of today's users won't be needing the drives anymore.
The SX1000L SSDs have read speeds of up to 560 MB/s and writes that go up to 340 MB/s. Random 4K read/write IOPS are at 73,000 and 45,000, respectively. The units are made with MLC (Multi-Level Cell) NAND flash memory, have SATA3 connectivity, and feature a SandForce SF-2281 controller.
Adata's new server grade SSDs will come in two versions, a 100 GB and a 200 GB for the time being, and will be backed by a five-year warranty. So far there hasn't been any word on either availability or pricing.
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MTBF of 1.5M hours is unrealistic, as the oxygen in the air will have corroded the device to an unusable state long before that much time passes, but by under provisioning the drive by 20% they certainly extend its life.Reply
Until SSD's can sustain millions of writes before failing, it is nice to have parts with varying degrees of under provisioning to cater to the needs of a broader range of clients.
MTBF of 1.5M hours is about 170 years of constant use. Hopefully no one will spec an SSD to be in use for more than a few years. The MTBF is less of a concern as is flash wear-out (to dalethepsman's point of sustained millions of writes before failing).Reply
Miswritten comment... How about "The MTBF is less of a concern but flash wear-out is".Reply