Just curious why NAIM didn’t use an MLC SSD for their HDX upgrades? Given that the ultimate issue with MLC flash memory cells is the number of write/erase cycles, a server such as the HDX would primarily be writing once (or not many times) and mostly reading from each cell.

I realize that NAIM will never do this as their only solution to problems with the HDX is to replace the drives with either a 2TB mechanical drive or a 32gb SLC SSD (for the OS and control software only).

Just curious…

Naim recommend a Samsung SSD for the Core, which is, I believe, MLC. When the HDX was a current product, I suspect such a drive would have been horribly expensive, even by Naim standards.

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