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So...SSD virgin here...anywho, had some questions about failure rate...

So, are SSD's like hard drives, in the way that they are more likely to fail within the first month, and after that, you're generally ok?

The reason I ask is, I can get a Corsair Force Series 120GB SSD for cheap...but it's a refurb, and has a 30 day warranty.

Any thoughts?
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LAtely SSDs had bad luck with the new SandForce.

But they are meant to be more reliable than a HDD because there is no mechanical stuff going on.
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LAtely SSDs had bad luck with the new SandForce.

But they are meant to be more reliable than a HDD because there is no mechanical stuff going on.
Well, this refurb is a SATA2 SSD, which is partly why its so cheap. It may or may not have the old sandforce in it.
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Investigation: Is Your SSD More Reliable Than A Hard Drive?http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...rate,2923.html
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Investigation: Is Your SSD More Reliable Than A Hard Drive?http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...rate,2923.html
Oh I know that, it's just a question as to if a refurb 120GB Corsair drive is worth 130$ with it only having a 30 day warranty.
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I had mine fail after 31 day lol.. Just after the return policy but they made a exception.

I haven't had a problem with my new RMA since. Mine was on the toshiba controller tho.
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