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post #1 of 9
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Besides the price. I hear over time the get slower is this true?
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They have a higher fail rate compared to mechanical drives and there life span is not as long, however my SSD has a work time of 2 months yet it's life span is still on 100. It performs when i need it on demand.
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If trim is enabled and/or the drive has garbage collection it will definitely extend the ssd's life. They're really limited to the amount of writes into a cell...the more you write to an ssd the faster it 'ages' Used soley as an os boot drive, you'll get loads of use out of one.
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Well if i get one I'll be putting win 7 64 bit on it and a few programs but everything else will be one a1tb drive. I just don't want to spent that kinda money on something that will be crap within a year or two
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SSDs are a great speed boost and having a PC with an SSD as boot is deffo fun However I would recommend always keeping a system backup of what you have on it, just in case and try to keep writes to an absolute minimum.

The majority of drives out there now come with a 3 year warranty so even if the worst does happen, you can get it replaced foc, which is a nice lil bonus.

I have Ableton and CS5 on mine and they boot and run crazy fast!

Go for it if you have the money to spare
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I've had my VertexII 60Gb now for nearly 4 months, health is still at 100!
Seriously good investment and i'd highly recommend just for the sheer speed.
I only have windows os files on it and whatever game i might be playing at the time, the rest of my stuff is on seperate "normal" hard drives. With that setup you really cant go wrong
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guess the high failure rates.not talking about health, they have sudden death and corruption, have yet to see one failing because of writes

in a working enviroment they may not be such a great addtition because of this, there's no rma that will avoid the trouble you can get when you can't work or lose work/important data. Backing up important as ever.

oh there were also some models with freezeing problems
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I've had my Agility 2 for over 9 months now, have reinstalled Windows on my drive over a dozen times in that time and it is just as fast as the day I bought it. It's got a 3 year warranty which is on par with HDD warranties and has a MTBF rating of 2,000,000 hours or about 228 years I think there's not much to worry about. Obviously make backups like on every other storage medium. If it fails it's not like losing 1 TB of data, you just have to reinstall Windows and some programs - anyone who stores important data on the C: drive needs their head examined.
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I've had my VertexII 60Gb now for nearly 4 months, health is still at 100!
Seriously good investment and i'd highly recommend just for the sheer speed.
I only have windows os files on it and whatever game i might be playing at the time, the rest of my stuff is on seperate "normal" hard drives. With that setup you really cant go wrong
This is exactly what I want it for. I'm thinking of the Vertex III 120GB version
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