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Old 2018-07-26, 12:11   Link #1
tugatosmk
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SSDs: NAND MLC vs 3D TLC nowadays

I've just discovered a brand called Blueray that also sells SSD drives. Their drives contains flash units made by samsung. They come in 4 versions: 120GB and 240GB, both in NAND MLC or 3D TLC.

(example: https://www.kuantokusta.pt/informati...44238)11111111

The MLC is always more expensive, but there are some stores in my country that sell the MLC version with only an extra 8€ compared to the TLC versions (around 39€ for MLC 120GB and around 60€ for 240GB TLC).

I've read that MLC is technology supposed to have a significant better reliability over the TLC, but is this still a thing today? Considering I'm planning to buy a SSD for my work laptop, should I go to great lenghts to get the MLC version or is the 3D TLC just as reliable with today's technology?

EDIT: After reading the following link, TLC can be faster or have better sequential read speeds than MLC. Is that always true?

http://www.enterprisestorageforum.co...and-flash.html
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Old 2018-07-27, 16:09   Link #2
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Man, all these ssd architectures are killing me lol.

I believe the pros and cons of MLC vs TLC still hold true for the most part in 2018. I think that if you're gonna upgrade your SSD, then might as well fork over the extra cash for a MLC SSD.
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