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Buffer Overflow on a SSD

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Hi, this might sound like a stupid question but is it possible to have a buffer overflow of data on a SSD?

I truely have no clue what you are talking about....

Could you please explain your question? SSD's have no real Achillesheel that is very obvious. SDD's have advantages and Magnetic disks have advantages.

So, please explain some more.

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This would cause permanent data loss, both the SSD and the file system would have to fail. I highly doubt this is anymore of a problem than it would be for a conventional mechanical harddisk if you think about it-- both have an internal controller that would have to fail somewhere-- so I wouldn't worry about it.

Out of curiosity, why would this come to mind? Let alone as a failure mode? Buffer overflows occur almost exclusively as a program is executed in main memory, not on the storage media (be the storage media flash memory, magnetic media, punch cards, or tin cans ;) )... I mean I've never heard of one otherwise. Generally if you start losing data on your storage medium we wouldn't call it a buffer overflow anyway?!?

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