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I've been using SSDs for OS and virtual machines for a couple of years now but now it seems even data works much better when it's on SSD. Had to do a par2 repair on a data set and it goes by so much quicker when using an SSD. The process was apparently heavily disk bound (figures really, since it's kinda like doing an array rebuild). Looks like my next goal is to add at least a 500GB SSD to the desktops for use as data/scratch drive... rolleyes.gif
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Couldn't agree more bud. Been on all SSD now for 2-3 years now. Just one for OS and another for storage. Could never ever go back to any spinner.
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Add me to this club, what you've both said is so true.

I'm surprised to still see posts in this forum that are basically about the fear of SSDs.

Which are reliable, how do I set them up, I broke my SSD, when will it wear out, TLC is garbage...

I wish that other PC components were as trouble-free and ignorable as SSDs have been for me. The first SSD I bought (Intel G2) still works fine.

Seriously, I have never had a SSD fail, or even give me grief. What am I doing wrong... wink.gif
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I've had SSDs fail, several of them. Says more about OCZ than SSDs though.
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I've had SSDs fail, several of them. Says more about OCZ than SSDs though.

It surely does.
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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post

I've had SSDs fail, several of them. Says more about OCZ than SSDs though.
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I've had SSDs fail, several of them. Says more about OCZ than SSDs though.

Two SSD failures:
OCZ Agility 2 90GB
G.SKILL Phoenix Pro 120GB

If I remember correctly, both are first generation SandForce with asynchronous ONFi NAND. The SanDisk Extreme (SF-2281+Toggle) and Intel 330 (SF-2281+Sync ONFi) hasn't given me any grief, though (knock on wood). And my Intel X25-M G2 is still going strong after ~3 years of 24/7 operation. No issues so far with the Crucial m4 and Samsung 830, either.
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