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Vulnerability in SSD's: would a good UPS w/ micro-surge protection help?

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I read this article and it had me wondering:

 

http://www.zdnet.com/how-ssd-power-faults-scramble-your-data-7000011979/

 

Pardon my ignorance, but I know the UPS I have here has some sort of line protection in it that goes beyond handling big power surges. There is some feature designed to provide maybe a stable current and it supposed to be a good thing for sensitive electronics.


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I have all my computers connected to high quality UPS units (with appropriate ratings) and I have 1.5TB worth in SSDs ... this was/is my first purchase with or without SSDs. In fact, most of my home electronics run thru a UPS with managed output.

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I agree a good quality UPS with sufficient amperage/voltage whatever is a must.

But also check to see if it has "surge protection" built in - if not you also need a good surge protector to plug the UPS into.

Most UPS protect against power outs and not necessarily power surges and power surges may do more damage.

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I use a lot of these units at home as they have manage output (aka provide surge protection and spike protection and true sine wave output not approximated square wave). They also tell you how well their batteries are doing, what your current load is (in watts) and estimated run time when the power does go out (images from one UPS of the various output display pages it provides).

 

b65efc4956295a714505b80d6a1c70ed.jpg

 

There has been a lot of fear around SSD reliability ... some justified some not. But SSDs are being used a lot in mission critical server environments and don't appear to have any more or less failure rates than traditional mechanical drives.

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