However, SSD drives have a fatal flaw that often means they don’t last as long as they should. Because of a fault with their NAND chips, they can’t overwrite data efficiently. Current SSD technology works like this: files are saved to a clean part of the drive while the other part is formatted. This means that the drive eventually becomes fragmented, which leads to lower performance over time, as well as limiting the drive’s lifespan, especially with the consideration that SSD’s can only do a limited number of writes. However, a team from Japan’s Chuo University have fixed these issues and have created technology that allows for overwriting without all the hassle, making SSD drives a lot faster, a lot more efficient, and even longer lasting.
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