Monster 512GB USB 3.0 Solid State Drive


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Does anyone know what the write endurance on these is? I looked but was unable to find it.


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Generally SSDs Write endurance isn’t very well tested anyways, SSDs tend to have higher performance than HDDs when it comes to write endorance, one test with 6 different Sata SSDs showed them running well over 1000 TB of write endurance. I couldn’t find anything on this particular drive, however, the testing people have done is well over normal use. Two drives lasted into the 2PB range before a power outage seems to have messed with the experiment. http://techreport.com/review/27909/the-ssd-endurance-experiment-theyre-all-dead Here is a link to these tests. Although monster is not tested in this experiment I would probably guess they would last in the range of the Samsung 840.


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I can’t see anything that says how big/small it is as in dimensions…


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2.09 x 3.63 x 0.48 inches
Spec Sheet


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FWIW, I have the 256 GB version of this formatted as exFAT, the way it’s formatted out of the box.

The 256 GB version isn’t recognized by a Roku 3 media player.

Neither is it recognized by a Western Digital Live media player. This seems strange as the WD recognizes many different things, it’s supposed to recognize even large external hard disks.

Apparently, the Monster needs to have drivers loaded onto the host device for it to be recognized. This limits its usefulness to PCs.

I’ll go out on a limb and say that the above behavior probably applies to this 512 GB version as well.


#7

Better deal here, especially if you are a Prime Member:

http://www.amazon.com/Monster-Digital-Overdrive-Mini-SSDOM-0512-A/dp/B00J1AGVWG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1445775627&sr=8-1&keywords=monster+512gb