Originally Posted by Quasimojo
That said, if the current Velociraptors are anything like the original Raptors, long-term reliability *is* in their feature set. Well over 7-years on mine so far.
If you want reliability, go for a Samsung 830/840 or an Intel 520. Better speed than HDD and MUCH better reliability. No mechanical wear out, no vibrations, no humming or head seeks. Current reliability champ is the Samsung 830 with a record of over 6,3PB of writes. You won't find that kind of reliability on a HDD. There's a reason why Samsung and Intel are very well regarded among SSD consumers and also cope the enterprise market. Their track record on reliability attest to that.
Mind it, this is a independent test done by the good people@Xtremesystems. Some didn't even get to their specifications(Sandforce based SSDs, cheapo ones), some were spot on in their specs(Crucial M4), and some hugely surpassed their specs(Samsung 830).