From what I am heard, SSDs usually only last for over a year. Even though they are super crazy fast, they fail when it comes to longevity. Is that true? I am looking to buy new SSD only 64 GB( my budget ) I am still running a 5400 rpm Hdd lol . Well what do you guys suggest? Please Reply
If you write 50GB of data a day to an SSD it should last 10 years. I have had m old 120GB Vertex 2 for over two years now with no problems.
Wait until you can get a 128GB drive. They go on sale regularly and you should be able to find one cheap. Unless you only plan on putting the OS and some programs on the SSD 64GB is too small in my opinion. In fact the only reason I am about to upgrade myself is I need more space.
A SSD life will depend on how much free space is on the drive ( for wear leveling) and how many Writes you do to it per day
I have worn out a 60gb SSD in a year due to it being mostly full and high amount of writes
Replaced with a 120gb doing the same amount of writes per day only worn off about 2% of its endurance due to having lots of free space
It was ranked as one of the highest in terms of longevity and very good read and write speeds at a reasonable price to boot.
I have had it for a while now and it is showing no signs of slowing down or degradation. I love this drive.
Get the Samsung 840. Samsung drives are the best combo of reliability and speed. Hexus just did a great review of the 840/840 Pro. The whole article is worth reading but you can also just skip to the benchmarks.