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My laptop's Liteon SSD seems to corrupt early written blocks
when the disk gets near to full. (Or randomly, not sure.)

Preparing to upgrade away from this POS.

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(Via full OS reinstall since my OS doesn't track every OS file with hashes, which is kind of ridiculous.)

@joeyh I'm still scared to switch to an SSD given how often friends complain about corruption. I can't tell if I'm being absurd or not.

I wonder if there's a study out there about the relative corruption rate of spinning platters vs SSDs?

@cwebber I've NEVER had ssd corruption until my last one started failing after 2 years and the new laptop came with a bad one. Before that, 8 years or so, no failures.

TRIM support still seems a nightmare though.

@cwebber @joeyh From what I've read / experienced spinning disks tend to fail gradually, with some parts becoming inaccessible. SSDs seem to be more binary.

Apples backup strategy of sending data from a laptop SSD to an external hard disk seems to be a decent model.

@cwebber they must have like Gen 1 or Gen 2 SSDs.

iPhones and Macs never have this problems. All my SSD-only servers at work are fine. So is our flash SAN. I think it's a myth.

@joeyh @cwebber careful, I am still likely to wax rhapsodic about the virtue of backups.

@liw @joeyh I think it's true that a serious problem in my setup is that I don't have a good way to detect corruption. Probably I can blame that on dumb rsync backups and also using ext4 instead of btrfs. I should probably fix both, and soon.

@cwebber @liw @joeyh i use zfs on my backup server, so at least i can detect corruption in the backups.