[SATLUG] A warning to users of SSD drives

Alan Lesmerises alesmerises at satx.rr.com
Sun Jun 12 19:02:10 CDT 2016


On 6/12/2016 2:48 PM, Don Wright wrote:
> 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.
>

Thanks for the correction.  I wouldn't want to be perpetuating 
misinformation like this.


Al Lesmerises



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