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How long do SSDs last?

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December 19, 2012 1:15:29 AM

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 :p  . Well what do you guys suggest? Please Reply :hello: 

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a c 108 G Storage
December 19, 2012 7:26:29 PM

They come with fife years warranty and the manufacturers are not that crazy.
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December 19, 2012 8:17:21 PM

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.
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December 19, 2012 8:35:14 PM

Just stick with a name brand and you can't go wrong. I wouldnt know since I upgrade hardware about every year to 18 months. I never had trouble with Crucial or OCZ models since 2009.
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December 19, 2012 8:36:53 PM

I have several friends with 64GB ssd's. They are constantly moving things around. 64GB is really too small unless you ONLY put the OS on it.
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December 19, 2012 9:54:51 PM

They'll last as long as you own them, probably. I do recommend 120+ gb for boot.
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December 19, 2012 10:04:22 PM

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
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December 20, 2012 3:38:44 AM

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.

http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/storage/49301-samsung-ssd...

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May 26, 2015 11:54:59 AM

anort3 said:
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.


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May 26, 2015 11:57:20 AM

Whatever you do DO NOT BUY Vertex4 Drives. OMG! I an an IT admin and I have customers with older laptops and computers that want them speed up. I bought and installed 10 of these drives and have had a 60% fail rate within the 1st 9 month of their install.. with the manufacturer RMA all. It was a B**ch getting the data off an SSD when it critically fails
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a c 134 G Storage
May 26, 2015 12:04:08 PM

Please don't post in threads from 2012.
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