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Old January 30, 2013, 06:58 PM
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If you want the hardest test possible....setup IOMeter. Config it to use the entire capacity of the EMPTY SSD. Set it to 50/50 r/w. 100% random. 4K file size at a couple dif queue depths....and let it hammer the drive for 6 -8 hours. It will kick the snot out of the drive. IF there is a problem...it WILL fail. Do a secure erase afterward and then repeat it 2 or 3 more times and you can be damn well sure if the drive is good or not. ;)

It will use up a couple of the NAND p/e cycles per test. BUT even if it uses 50 or 100....that still small potatoes (ie less than 1% at most of the life span).

IMHO ATTO is all well and good...but on SandForce drives which do auto compression...it wont test all the NAND. Got a couple iffy blocks of NAND...or an iffy controller. It could easily pass that softball test. IOM on the other hand...is the big leagues and will push it to its limits.

YMMV
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