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Anyone know?
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post #2 of 14
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Originally Posted by remnant;15172910 
Anyone know?

SSDs haven't really been in the consumer space long enough for anyone to know.
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post #3 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by remnant;15172910 
Anyone know?

Prepare for a ballpark array of answers, some have had ssd's for years without trouble and others a few months. In truth we simply do not know as ssd's have only been around a relatively short space of time compared to hdd's and only time will prove their reliability.

If been using ssd's for a few years now without any trouble whatsoever smile.gif
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I don't think anybody knows yes they arn't around for long enough..
But i bet they will outlive the rest of your computer due to the need for updates.
    
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I watched a couple reviews of the Crucial M4 SSD yesterday and they commonly mention 5-6yrs of normal use. I've only personally been using SSD for a few months.
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post #6 of 14
yeah, I had my SSd's for almost 3 years...

And had almost 10 HDD's die within my 15 years with my PC's...

SSD's are shock resistant and won't be affected by subwoofers and such...

But then again, they are all prone to failure...
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SSD have a longer life span,since they don't have movable parts and low power consumption,the durability should be around 5 years until cell's wear out from writin/reading loops.
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post #8 of 14
if my ssd last me 3 yrs, then it is worth for $1/GB based on reliability and speed.

i have a 20Gb maxtor that holds a copy of XP pro - still runs after over ten years. used it for a good seven years before parking it.
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eduardv;15173009 
SSD have a longer life span,since they don't have movable parts and low power consumption,the durability should be around 5 years until cell's wear out from writin/reading loops.

No moving parts doesn't necessarily mean longer life span. It just means it's less vulnerable to certain types of abuse, i.e. drops in this case. If no moving parts were a sign of perfect reliability, things like the old Indilinx problems, the 8MB bug, and the current SF-2281 issues wouldn't be around.

SSDs have had just as many flops/problems as HDDs during their time span. But.. that's just it. The time span hasn't been long enough to determine a pattern properly.
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post #10 of 14
I can tell you that I have had my Intel 160gb for over two years now without any issues, like bsods and stuttering.

I guess it depends on what controller an SSD has for longevity.
    
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