I. Can I directly copy or Ghost the operating system from HDD to the SSD and use it in the computer?
It is not recommended, because the SSD does not have track or sectors, using the Ghost or Recovery to copy the OS from HDD to SSD will not work. We suggest reinstall the OS into the SSD.
II. What is the difference between Consumer SSD and Industrial SSD?
Consumer SSD has a very high requirement in cost, so it always uses the most downgrade components like Consumer controllers which can only work in 0~+70°C, TLC Flash & 3D Flash with only 300~500 P/E Cycles and aluminum housing. For better cost, Consumer SSD almost deletes most part of the vital components such as power chips and conductors. While before going to the market, Consumer SSD only has to take performance test to see if it works. While for Industrial Grade SSD, it has to use industrial grade controller and NAND MLC Flash(3000 P/E Cycles) which can work smoothly under -40~+85°C, for some premium applications, NAND SLC(80,000~100,000 P/E cycles) is even required. Terabit industrial SSD carries 4 power chips and 2 conductors, to be over load protective. Industrial SSD also has to pass a series of Industrial test procedures such as Temperature Test, Humidity Test, Shock Test, Vibration Test, Burn-in Test, Dropping Test and Torque test.
III. Is there any difference between TLC Flash, MLC Flash and SLC Flash?
Yes. These types of NAND Flash are totally different and applied to different applications. For features, TLC has 300~500 P/E Cycles, costs and performs the lowest; MLC has 3000 P/E Cycles, costs and performs the medium; SLC has 80,000~100,000 P/E Cycles, costs and performs the highest. For error rate, TLC > MLC > SLC, while for stability, SLC > MLC > TLC. So SLC Flash is always applied to military and premium industrial fields, MLC to industrial fields and TLC to consumer.
IV. Why the real performance of SSD is different from the named performance?
The real performance of SSD can be affected by many factors, such as different testing platforms, soft wares and testing environments. As a matter of fact, tested in same platform but using different soft wares will also make the performance change. Besides, before you make the test, please set the SATA option as ACHI mode in BIOS; if already set as IDE mode, then do not open ACHI, or the OS might not work well.
V. Why the capacity shown in system is different from the named capacity?
It is caused by the different calculating way of computer and SSD maker. In order to make better performance, we will preset OP room for some special applications, which will make the real capacity smaller than the named capacity. The OP room is for better use of Wear Leveling, Garbage Collection and Bad-Block Management.
VI. What should I do if the SSD could not be well recognized by OS?
Please test the SSD in some more different OS and computers, because the SSD and its firmware are always designed for newest systems, there might be some incompatibility for some old system. Please also make sure the SSD is connected to the devices tightly and perfectly. If the above steps are carried while the SSD can still not be recognized, please take a RAM procedure as to the direction of Terabit. We will repair or send a new replacement for you.
VII. Is the longevity of SSD enough for using?
Actually the longevity of SSD is not a problem now. The life of SSD is calculated by P/E cycle. The NAND MLC Flash has a P/E cycle more than 3,000 times. So for a 256GB MLC SSD, if the Read/Write data capacity is 64GB per day, then one P/E cycle can be used for 4 days, which means, the 256GB SSD can be used for 12,000 days, equal to 33 years. If the MLC Flash is not enough, we also have SLC and pSLC Flash for your selection.