New standards released for SSD evaluation, rating


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The JEDEC Solid State Technology Association announced today that its standards subcommittee has released two new standards for evaluating the reliability and endurance of solid-state drives. As more SSDs appear on the market, JEDEC hopes to use the new standards to "reduce market confusion, facilitate broad adoption and alleviate product quality and reliability concerns." This should be a benefit to consumers looking to compare SSDs from different manufacturers and make purchasing decisions that accurately meet their needs.

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With so many different companies now selling SSDs under their brand names and the amount of different controllers being used it can be quite difficult to choose a SSD I think.

So anything that helps to differentiate one drive from another is a good thing I think.

When I bought my 60GB OCZ Vertex 2 a couple of months ago I was looking at price primarily, then within my price range: TRIM support was a must, if performance numbers were similar (read and write speeds and IOPS) I then looked at warranty length and MTBF time.

I went with the OCZ Vertex 2 in the end as it had great performance numbers and the best warranty in my price range from the retailer I was using.


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If these new standards of comparing SSD's are easy enough for Stan McNormalguy, then I sure hope to see some tests comparing SSD's using the methods described!


One of the main reasons I know so much about SSD's is because I almost religiously follow up on them with Anandtech. Reason being, he's very much on top of things in terms of Controllers, Firmwares, Speed, Bugs, etc. Either way, I refuse to buy an SSD until the price comes down. At least a ratio of $1 to 1 GB.