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Article on maximizing the lifetime of your ssd for you ssd owners out there!

http://blog.superuser.com/2011/05/10...e-of-your-ssd/
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I'm curious because I absolutely do nothing to my boot drive SSD and it says it's cycled about 2900 times... and I bought it last ... november? I will see what OCZ will say about it when it dies. If they say it's normal wear and tear. My argument will be "Do you buy a hard drive and expect it to last only a year?" ... I'm afraid that being early adopters we are adventuring into the unknown with this one
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Honestly not sure why people are still flipping out about ssd wear.. Newer drives such as the Crucial M4 at 128 gb + are rated at 72 TB of write life. I don't envision you will be writing 40 gb per day every day for the next five years?

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I totally see your point beers, however I have read so many horror stories about ssd's dying both older models and newer ones under normal usage, that for my new build am going with a traditional HD. You and many others may call me retarded, but reliability is worth more to me than a speed boost..Even those new Corsair drives do look tempting, the thought of my OS just dying is just horrific...
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I totally see your point beers, however I have read so many horror stories about ssd's dying both older models and newer ones under normal usage, that for my new build am going with a traditional HD. You and many others may call me retarded, but reliability is worth more to me than a speed boost..Even those new Corsair drives do look tempting, the thought of my OS just dying is just horrific...
I can't imagine the number of horror stories regarding SSDs failing comes anywhere even remotely close to the number of positive experiences others have had. These things will last you years and years unless you benchmark them daily, which of course some people seem to do out of worry about how well their SSD is performing.

It's crazy to stick with HDDs on the basis of reliability. HDDs fail all the time, they are a spinning magnetic platter rather than just a bunch of chips. I know hich I would assume is more reliable. The only real reason I can think of to not have an SSD as a boot drive at this stage in time is cost. They are still expensive in $/GB terms.

Finally the thought of your OS 'just dying' really shouldn't bother you. If you're not backed up and don't have an image of your OS in a decent state lying around ready to restore then you're asking for it imo.
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