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wear leveling

Writing data to different flash memory locations in order to evenly distribute the wear on the cells. See SSD write cycle and flash memory.
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They utilise a MLC controller, compatible with further advanced processes, that achieves higher read/write speeds, parallel data transfers and wear levelling to optimise performance, reliability and endurance.
In an SSD it is individual memory cells in the grid that makes up the chip.The Samsung SSD uses a technique called wear levelling to spread the load of erase/write cycles over all cells on the chip, rather than starting at the same point each time.
The high density 256GB SSD in a 2.5" form factor has Toshiba's Multi-level Cell (MLC) controller to facilitate higher read-write speeds, parallel data transfers and wear levelling to optimise performance, reliability and endurance.