i want to replace my ps3 and my desktop primary os hard drives with ssds.will they las t as long or longer than a regular hard disk drive.my hitachi has ran and is still running for the last six years.just want to know if it is worth it.
Comparing SSDs and HDDs in terms of reliability is a little like comparing apples to bananas. While they are both storage devices (fruit) they are different. The SSDs have no moving parts, the HDDs have many. SSDs are fairly new technology, HDDs are very mature. SSDs have different aging issues compared to HDDs and tend to slow down over time. HDDs don't really do that with proper disk maintenance (SDDs with TRIM support minimize the impact).
So, back to your original question....it is too soon to tell given that SSDs are really just coming to market but they look no worse than HDDs for reliability. As for me, I am as alpha-geek as the next geek, but I am staying away fro SSDs for now. For my needs, the speed boost is marginal and I want to see how SSDs hold up. I also want to see the $$$ per GB ratio improve.