SSDs Risk Massive Data Loss

According to Ohio State University and HP Labs
By Jean-Jacques Maleval on 2013.03.11

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Understanding the Robustness of SSDs under Power Fault
by Mai Zheng, The Ohio State University, Joseph Tucek, HP Labs, Feng Qin, The Ohio State University, and Mark Lillibridge, HP Labs

This paper considers the behavior of SSDs under fault. Specifically, we consider how commercially available SSDs behave when power is cut unexpectedly during operation.

"Because we do not know how to build durable systems that can withstand all of these kinds of failures, we recommend system builders either not use SSDs for important information that needs to be durable or that they test their actual SSD models carefully under actual power failures beforehand. Failure to do so risks massive data loss."

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