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SSDs should last awhile. If i can get 3-5 years out of mine, thats good enough for me. I upgrade often enough where I'll be looking for something new at that time anyways. If you run SSDLife, it probably will state longer, but they haven't been out long enough to prove that its right or wrong.
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by pursuinginsanity;15173037 
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.

The reason of not having movable parts and thus in consequence being less prone to faile because of a drop or abuse,makes it more durable. Many harddrives wear out because of bad management of the drive. And also because of the platter wear out throughout as long as 3 years.

The HDD technology is completely obsolete against an SSD.
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Both will last longer than you will need them.
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Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT;15173072 
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.

it does depend on the controller..stay AWAY from anything with a sandforce controller
 
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