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So I just bought a Intel 320 120gb SSD. I kinda did it on impulse, mistaking it for the 510 120gb one. But the price difference was 180$ vs 240$, and I heard Intel drives are reliable.

Anyway I looked up the estimated lifespan for this drive and Intel says that it will last 1,200,000 hours, which is about 50000 days or 140 years. Assuming 8gb written each day to the drive.

So assuming this is correct we really shouldn't be worrying about SSD's running out of reads/writes, yet I see so many threads were people are paranoid about this.

Has anyone here actually had an SSD run out of writes on them within a short period of time, like a few years?
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hard to say, they've just became mainstream in like 2008. haven't heard of anyone completely wearing out their SSD yet.

Those threads worrying about SSD's wearing out are probably started by people who don't actually own them ;p

Mine 60GB is fine so far, purchased in '09
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my oldest drive is a year old and it hasnt shownt the slightest sign of degrading....

I would not worry about your SSD wearing out. Most SSD reviews have their lifespan longer than a mechanical HDD (which makes sense since SSDs have no moving parts).
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Yea, don't worry, you have about a half a PB - 1 PB worth of writing to do on it before you need to care. wink.gif

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?271063-SSD-Write-Endurance-25nm-Vs-34nm
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I figured it there wasn't much to worry about, rep to everyone.
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