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Intel offers ingenious piece of 10TB 3D NAND chippery

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Re: Erase cycle??

Flash controllers these days are smart enough to handle lots of small writes. There are ways to mitigate the wear such as caching small writes briefly and then flushing them in bulk so that a cell only needs to be rewritten once. These days, it's not the flash chips which fail first (and even so, they tend to simply become read-only) but the controllers, which can happen regardless of the flash chips.

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