[SATLUG] A warning to users of SSD drives

Don Wright wmail at dslextreme.com
Sun Jun 12 14:48:53 CDT 2016


Alan Lesmerises wrote:
>I saw this when I read the article about HP dropping "The Machine".  
>Something for many of us to keep in mind!
>
>http://www.extremetech.com/computing/205382-ssds-can-lose-data-in-as-little-as-7-days-without-power


Not true. PC World, which also ran the original scare story, did a
follow up with the source of the charts. They were being misread.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2925173/debunked-your-ssd-wont-lose-data-if-left-unplugged-after-all.html

Search "data retention unpowered ssd" for a timeline of the rumor and
rebuttals.

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