I kid you not. I had this older SSD that would just lock up after a few hours of usage, no matter what OS I’d be running. Resetting the machine would just hang as the SSD would just disappear from the computer!
Even a fresh install of Windows 10 would hang after the install, and while it was initializing itself with the “It’s taking a bit longer than expected, but we’ll get there as fast as we can” message!
Well it turns out that these things have their own processors, operating systems and well they are not just passive storage devices but machines in their own right.
And in my case it turns out that my SSD was running version 9. The latest version is version 70!
Needless to say, not only does the new version have a noticeable difference in performance, but more importantly it’ll run for hours now without crashing the SSD (which is what I imagine was happening before).
I can only imagine how long it’ll be, until there are user mode programs to load into storage, and when we cross the line with internet connectivity requirements, anti-virus and firewalls needed for storage.