Understanding SSDs: Why SSDs hate write amplification

Julio Franco

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I often tell people that SSDs work better with more free space, so anything that increases free space will keep WA lower. The two key ways to expand free space (thereby decreasing WA) are to 1) increase over provisioning and...

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A very informative article and a welcome change from the usual banter that haunts the Pipes.

Thanks a lot, Kent and TS !
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NAND I don't care for it worked with in Android Tablets no HDDs all either internal NAND or SDHC all memory. NAND gets corrupted they're goes the OS an everything else. SSD tech just to ditch the HDD still you have to deal with memory storage. Your right about the degrade in memory and performance. Trade-off and you have to keep watching it.