I'm looking for a fast ~120GB SSD for hammering incompressible data. It will probably get writes of about 100 TB per year (application is finite element analysis). It's fine if it wears out in a year or two. I'm currenlty using a Pyro SE whose SF controller has throttled to 80 GB/s. As I understand it (?), the best SSD for this app would have
- no throttling
- no or very fast compression
- high performance after the drive is full -- fast overwrite or frequent garbage collection? I'm pretty fuzzy on how to understand this one, or find data on it in reviews.
- ideally, 32nm NAND for life?
I'd like to stay under $200 since I'll probably wear it out, and of course avoid the ones with higher failure rates in user reviews.
I see there are some SSDs that are better with incompressible data (Samsung 830, Mushkin Chronos Deluxe), but I can't tell how fast they are once the drive is full.
Any insights appreciated!