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SSD Drives: How Long Will They Last?

 
sgtdjones 2019-04-19 18:09:38 

SSD Drives: How Long Will They Last?


Solid-State Drive (SSD) technology has been taking over the hard drive market rapidly, as economy of scale results in lower prices. But there's always been uncertainty about the useful lifespan of a solid-state drive, as compared to a traditional magnetic drive. Will your SSD conk out suddenly, or will it last for years?

But rumors persist that SSDs won’t last as long as magnetic drives. Manufacturers provide warranties ranging between 3 and 5 years, but that doesn’t satisfy the skeptical. A warranty won’t replace your irreplaceable photos, videos, music collection, and so on. Everyone wants to know, “How long will an SSD last?” Read on


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nick2020 2019-04-19 18:25:05 

In reply to sgtdjones

As far as I know most consumer grade mechanical drive warranties are 1 year.

A warranty won’t replace your irreplaceable photos, videos, music collection, and so on. Everyone wants to know


What kind of nonsense logic is this?

 
sgtdjones 2019-04-19 18:27:14 

In reply to nick2020

You didn't go on the link an read the blog.

 
nick2020 2019-04-19 19:19:24 

In reply to sgtdjones

A manufacturer is in the business of making money. If a hard drive mean time before failure was 2 years they would not give out warranties for 4 years.

And both mechanical and SSDs give a warranty. In both cases that warranty won't replace your irreplaceables. The solution is to back stuff up. Burn stuff on a good old CD/DVD and store it in a closet. 1000 years later and you can review all your family photos.

Edit: Everything has pros and cons btw. Drop your mechanical drive and it is pretty much done.

 
sgtdjones 2019-04-19 19:59:13 

In reply to nick2020

Last year in the U.S. CD sales dropped a precipitously 18..5%. Target is said to be considering the same decision. This doesn't mean that CDs as a format will simply go away, but the writing is on the wall.Feb 14, 2018