What are IOPS

what is IOPS on SSD's particularly?

i know the basics but want some more information on what it can do for the speed (small files), speed (big files), capacity, lifespan etc. cheers

Internal operations per second. How many times it can change or reference (read) a bit per second. This speed is primarily governed by the memory controller's clock speed, and secondarily by the quality of the DRAM that it uses to store the data on. SLC (Single Level Cell) has the best reliability and often the highest speed of operation. besides being a nifty measure of the quality and speed of the memory and the controller, this is useful for determining how quickly a random file can be written or read from. A better measure is the 4K random read and write speeds.

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