Been researching this more. The questions I am asking now are, are the MTBF numbers believable? Are their bad batches of NAND chips … SLC, MLC? What failure rates do people see with SLC?
We have seen failures in both SLC and MLC units. MLC is generally indicated to be less reliable than SLC.
After installing DKMS enabled drivers, and watching them not rebuild correctly on an update. At this point I think its worth replacing DKMS with something that does work.