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Windows 7: I'm new to the SSD arena so I have a few uestions

24 Mar 2015   #21
mohab

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ICIT2LOL I have actually opened quite a few and the magnets are Ok but the whole mechanism sueized me that it lasts as long as hard disks last.

I used to have an electronucs hobby which meant I fixed quite a few things and what I have realized is this: mechanical systems that have moving parts and electric motors fail a lot more frquently then the electronic components ( transistors , ca[citors...etc)


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24 Mar 2015   #22
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mohab View Post
I've read that with SSDs there is a limit or R/W cycles? Does that mean that an SSD can fail suddenly without warning ?
Yes and yes.

Just as with a standard drive. All things fail eventually. But the R/W cycle thing is vastly overblown and the drive could well last 10 or 20 years in normal operation. Or drop dead in 30 seconds. It's a tool meant to be used, so use it as you wish. If you have bad luck, buy another one. No need to treat it differently just because it's an SSD.

R/W cycles is not high on the list of things to consider on an SSD unless you have a very unusual situation where the drive is being pounded constantly, as it might in a corporate database setting.
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24 Mar 2015   #23
whs
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mohab View Post
I've read that with SSDs there is a limit or R/W cycles? Does that mean that an SSD can fail suddenly without warning ?
It is very unlikely that you will ever reach that limit. You may want to read this:

The SSD Endurance Experiment: They're all dead - The Tech Report - Page 1
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24 Mar 2015   #24
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

In my opinion you can always get a bad SSD just like you can always get a bad hard drive.
It doesn't happen often for SSD or hard drives.

The odds are you will never wear one out.
SSD's are just as reliable if not more than a hard drive.

mohab I think you are down to the point to pick which SSD you want. Install it following instruction and enjoy the new SSD.
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24 Mar 2015   #25
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Like most electronic components, SSDs usually fail without warning or apparent cause. But conventional drives often do as well. Never rely on receiving any kind of warning whether it be from errors or SMART warnings. And this applies as much to new drives as those that are a few years old. Always have backups so you are prepared when a failure occurs.

SSDs can fail for many reasons other than wearing out due to reaching the write limit. Such limits do exist but they are difficult to reach under anything like normal conditions. And often a drive is replaced because it is too small for current needs.
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24 Mar 2015   #26
mohab

Windows 7 Professional 64 bits
 
 

Layback Bear, actually I have to wait some time before buying an SSD, you see whenever some new piece of hardware reaches the market in this country, it's overpriced, over time it's price falls.
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24 Mar 2015   #27
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Get the best you can afford, whenever you can

I still recommend Samsung.

SSD 850 EVO 2.5" SATA III 120GB | Samsung Solid State Drives
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24 Mar 2015   #28
whs
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mohab View Post
Layback Bear, actually I have to wait some time before buying an SSD, you see whenever some new piece of hardware reaches the market in this country, it's overpriced, over time it's price falls.
What country is that ??
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24 Mar 2015   #29
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Either extreme northern Canada or Central America.

I`m betting Central America

or possibly even Antarctica
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25 Mar 2015   #30
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Samsung
Intel
OCZ
Crucial (would not be my 1st choice)
Mushkin
PNY
Kingston
Corsair

As everyone has mentioned, a Solid State Drive will smoke a hard drive.

But you want one that is reliable and 100% healthy out of the box.

I Agree with this Samsung Corsair OCZ i have used all these Brands particular to Samsung though they seem to be best bang for your buck
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