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Re: Serious question

"If you write the firewall logs of a company to an SSD, over-writing the logs every 6-10 minutes. The drive will fail much sooner than you'd think."

Will it? The whole point of the Flash management firmware is that repeated over-writing of a file does *not* mean that the same Flash locations are continuously over-written. Any given Flash location will be erased & rewritten only as frequently as a entire disk capacity is written, so to calculate how frequently flash is erased/written you need to divide the total disk capacity by your average *amount* of data written per unit time. A log file is unlikely to be (over)written at a rate high enough to cycle through a multi GB SSD drive in a year, and so if the Flash has an extremely low cycle life of 500 erase/write cycles it will still last until the year 2500 ...

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