How long do SSDs last?

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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  1. They come with fife years warranty and the manufacturers are not that crazy.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. They'll last as long as you own them, probably. I do recommend 120+ gb for boot.
  6. 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
  7. Thanks for replying guys. I have decided to go with either of the following since all of you said 64 gb is next to nothing.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147188
    OR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167121
    Which one do you guys think is better? I dont get the whole IOPs and stuff. What is better: having higher iops or faster read/write speed? Thanks again and waiting for a reply :)
  8. I currently have this SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226236

    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.

    I hear GREAT things about the new Plextor M5P series.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820249026
  9. 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-840-series-250gb/
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. Please don't post in threads from 2012.
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