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Aug 17 2018   5:07PM GMT

wear leveling

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Wear leveling is a process that is designed to extend the life of solid-state storage devices. Continued…

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“Wear leveling can increase write amplification and potentially effect solid-state drive performance, depending on how it is implemented.” – Robert Sheldon

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