First post, by bestemor
So, I stumbled over this thing made by Transcend while browsing:
Comes in 32gb/64gb/128gb sizes, all MLC nand. And have these firmware 'features':
- Based on Ultra DMA Mode 4 . <... which seems to contradict the 'Mode 6' statement above ? >
- Built-in ECC (Error Correction Code) functionality
- Advanced Global Wear-Leveling and Block management for reliability
- Static Data Refresh
- Enhanced S.M.A.R.T. function for durability
- Security Command
Not sure what these all mean exactly, but.... I was hoping they'd be kinda 'self reliant', independant from the OS etc.
Though I take it that even with these disks, you'd still have to figure out a way to TRIM the drive manually (not built in?).
But I have yet to use a single SSD in older systems, so my knowledge and experience is rather.... non-existant.
Has anyone tried any of these ? On Win98 perhaps ?
On paper this model look rather sturdy and durable(!), and with suitable sizes for at least Win98 and up.
Thinking these might be a good long term alternative to using CF-cards or when regular spinning platters eventually are dying out. Or not?
The smallest size cost about the same as a WD Black 500gb ($100ish).