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Windows 7: SSD Prices In A Free Fall

03 Jul 2015   #81
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

My opinion is if you use a Samsung and/or a Intel you most likely will not have problems.

Anything can fail but I use both those brands and have have no problem.


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03 Jul 2015   #82
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Usually, if not always, when a SSD dies, the data is gone.
I'm not so sure. There are recovery services on offer. The NAND memory chips could possibly still be accessed.
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03 Jul 2015   #83
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

It's doubtful a company would want to spend the time and money to try to access any data that still may be on the SSD.
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03 Jul 2015   #84
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

I have 3 x 256 GB Toshiba SSD's and they have been 100% reliable. I hammer my 2 and Tammy does not do much to upset hers. Toshiba are one of the biggest memory companies in the world. I also have 5 Kingston 120 GB drives and a Crucial 256 GB I put in Tammy's laptop. All of them have been absolutely fine. The scare stories are most likely being put out by hard drive manufacturers who long term can see their market going away completely. A 3 or 4 TB SSD is way out there in the orbit for pricing for now but if they were $100 you would get one. SSD's are shock resistant and they use very little power and are silent. You drop you external HD and it is done unless you are very lucky. It would not affect an SSD. All the nonsense of power being removed from them causing failure is just another scare tactic.
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03 Jul 2015   #85
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I just read in the latest Maximum PC that a 6TB SSD has been announced. Late last year or early this year, some one at Intel predicted SSDs would be up to 10TB in two years. Considering how fast they have been going from 1 TB to 6TB so far, we might see a 10TB SSD by the end of the year. It will take a while before the prices come down, though. You can buy a 4TB SSD right now, though, for a mere $5649.99.

Most development seems to be for faster SSDs. AHCI and SATA III are too slow and inefficient for SSDs so NVMe and M.2 or PCIe are the standards for the faster SSDs. Many MOBOs already have M.2 on them and they are starting to come out with MOBOs that will support NVMe. We already have M.2 and PCIe SSDs. Consumer SSDs with NMVe aren't far off.

What I don't understand is AHCI and SATA III are plenty fast for storage so, instead of spending a lot of time trying to cram multiple TBs into a 2.5" form factor, why doesn't someone come up with a multiple TB SSD in a 3.5" form factor? Computers and servers already have 3.5" HDD bays that these puppies could drop right into.
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03 Jul 2015   #86
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
...All the nonsense of power being removed from them causing failure is just another scare tactic.
Up to a point. If they set on a shelf long enough, the charge in the cells will eventually bleed off. In most consumer SSDs, that could take somewhere north of a year.
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04 Jul 2015   #87
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
...All the nonsense of power being removed from them causing failure is just another scare tactic.
Up to a point. If they set on a shelf long enough, the charge in the cells will eventually bleed off. In most consumer SSDs, that could take somewhere north of a year.
The US NIST will come out with recommendations eventually but I think technology is advancing too rapidly for these open Gov standards bodies to be up to date.
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04 Jul 2015   #88
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep I'll probably pick up a couple more 250gb Samsung 850 pro evo's soon
99.us isn't bad at all.
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04 Jul 2015   #89
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Yep I'll probably pick up a couple more 250gb Samsung 850 pro evo's soon
99.us isn't bad at all.
If you find the weight too heavy to carry, say by one drive(where have I heard that name before? Hmmm ) just lob it on over. I hate to see a forum friend in distress.
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04 Jul 2015   #90
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 


That's where the dual ssd hot swap evo case comes in mighty handy
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