Originally Posted by CDub07
Unless you get a clunker i wouldn't worry to much about drive failure. Its already been proven that the manufacturers are already playing it very conservatively on writes before failure. And were talking consumer work loads here, I doubt normal
users would write any where near the 50 or 75 GB a day to hit that expected mark. If it will last for 2 years it probably will make it 5 years barring the the unforseen motherboard dying and taking it with it or lightning running in on your computer but then I don't think that would be covered either.
Exhausting writes isn't the only cause for SSD failure. Controllers can also fail. In fact, that is the more likely cause of an SSD failing. I had a 128GB 840 Pro die recently just shy of the five year mark and it was nowhere near the end of its write life. The only reason I'm not bothering to get it replaced under warranty is I have no need for one that small anymore.Edited by Lady Fitzgerald - 10/6/17 at 6:25am