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SSD reliable for primary work HDD?

Last response: in Storage
January 21, 2012 3:05:58 AM

I wanted to get another year or two out of my work laptop so I bumped the RAM to 8 GB and purchased a small (64 GB) SSD. In preparation for the install, I have been browsing the forums, reading up a bit.

I notice a fair amount of discussion on SSD concerning data loss and drive failure. I cant have that... I back up as much as the next guy (every several months), but I need it to be as reliable as a spinning HDD... Should I be nervous?

About the system:
HP G72 Laptop with 8 GB DDR3, 64 GB Patriot Torqx2 SSD (Windows 7/64 bit), Western Digital 500 GB (data drive)
January 21, 2012 3:15:03 AM

Another option that just occurred to me... since I am removing the optical drive (to use an adapter to gain room for the second HDD), I could buy a matching WD 500 GB and go with a RAID (assuming the laptop supports RAID).

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January 21, 2012 5:45:11 AM

I have used my OCZ Vertex 2 for a year and a half as my primary drive and have had no issues with it. Newer drives are even better. Here is a good place to start.
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January 29, 2012 7:11:52 PM

Best answer selected by divide_by_0.
January 29, 2012 11:05:06 PM

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