slow flash drive that will fail in less than a year

***Why can I buy a very good SSD, that will last several years of hard daily use, for $30; but the same $30 gets a junky, slow flash drive that will fail in less than a year?


Hi
Different chipsets, more designed for portability and transferring files…

Check if any smart output, eg;


smartctl -d scsi -a /dev/sdc

smartctl 7.2 2020-12-30 r5155 [x86_64-linux-5.12.0-1-default] (SUSE RPM)
Copyright (C) 2002-20, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org

=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Vendor:               JetFlash
Product:              Transcend 128GB
Revision:             1100
Compliance:           SPC-4
User Capacity:        126,382,768,128 bytes [126 GB]
Logical block size:   512 bytes
LU is fully provisioned
scsiModePageOffset: response length too short, resp_len=4 offset=4 bd_len=0
Logical Unit id:      0x00010200000608040x2020030102060804error: SCSI name string
Serial number:        AA00000000000489
Device type:          disk
scsiModePageOffset: response length too short, resp_len=4 offset=4 bd_len=0
Local Time is:        Fri Apr 30 18:17:02 2021 CDT
SMART support is:     Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is:     Disabled
Temperature Warning:  Disabled or Not Supported

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART Health Status: OK
Current Drive Temperature:     0 C
Drive Trip Temperature:        0 C

Error Counter logging not supported

scsiModePageOffset: response length too short, resp_len=4 offset=4 bd_len=0
Device does not support Self Test logging

The above device gets written to every two hours (Just documents and system configuration) with cronopete, seems to be running fine.

You are right man. I bought the advanced SSD for me from Inateck using Inateck coupon at a discount rate. Its speed is outclassed and performance is also very well. I like it so much that I will also refer it to everyone like you did.