Ever wanted a Write-Once SSD? It’s now here, sort of…


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Evening,

 

Wanted to share this interesting intersection of marketing & technology, the write-once SSD. Correct this isn’t April Fools… Verbatim have announced a write-once SSD.

 

Theres a 10 year warranty against drive failure, it uses an exFAT file system and can be read by any OS supporting exFAT, but you require Win 10/11 and .Net 4.8 to install the proprietary software to write to the drive.

 

Somewhat unsurprisingly, there are huge caveats listed, effectively it’s not tested to destruction against experienced hackers, but a handy way to prevent accidental file deletion.

 

I wonder if we’ll start to see a market for this emerge…

Interested in the full story? I read it on Tom’s Hardware here: https://www.tomshardware.com/news/verbatim-write-once-ssd


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or possibly use it for a data custody situation. Or when investigating security breaches or malware.

Very good point.

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or possibly use it for a data custody situation. Or when investigating security breaches or malware.

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I see a use case of this for things like escrow or “offline ship and seed” situations. 

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Found this product too the other day. It’s the right disk if money doesn't matter, I guess ...

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I’m struggling to see a use case for this.

If you want immutable storage, then you go for a hardened repository. At least that way you can specify a retention policy.

If you have to keep data permanently, then an archive tier or tape would probably be the way to go

I can understand! If you aren’t using Veeam then this might be interesting as well as it prevents against accidental deletion. Therefore, I kinda agree with @Geoff_B on immutability, because of the native Linux immutable flag to protect files.

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This does look interesting. Wondering if it has be to plugged in regularly so the SSD can still ‘remember’ what is stored on it. 

 

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I’m struggling to see a use case for this.

If you want immutable storage, then you go for a hardened repository. At least that way you can specify a retention policy.

If you have to keep data permanently, then an archive tier or tape would probably be the way to go

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How to increment product sales 😂

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Hmm this should be interesting.

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