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Windows 7: SSD reliability in the real world: Google's experience

26 Feb 2016   #11
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

I'm not certain when the SSD became generally available but I know that it's generally fairly recent when compared to "Spinners" - as with any new technology reliability increases as products mature, new tricks are found and employed Etc

Taking the above into account I doubt that the SSD industry will be failing in the near future

Also this is from the desk of Ed Bott, so is immediately suspect considering his record of inaccurate scare mongering to earn clicks for his blog


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26 Feb 2016   #12
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Ed wouldn't do that
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26 Feb 2016   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I am with you Lee. I have nearly a dozen SSDs with the 2 oldest from 2008. I had 1 little problem with a Mushkin that was immediately replaced. Else they work like clock work.
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26 Feb 2016   #14
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
I'm not certain when the SSD became generally available but I know that it's generally fairly recent when compared to "Spinners" - as with any new technology reliability increases as products mature, new tricks are found and employed Etc

Taking the above into account I doubt that the SSD industry will be failing in the near future

Also this is from the desk of Ed Bott, so is immediately suspect considering his record of inaccurate scare mongering to earn clicks for his blog
There is little doubt that some form of solid state technology, probably different than is now being used, will eventually completely replace conventional drives. But we still have a way to go before that day arrives. As market share and manufacturing techniques improve cost will go down and reliability, storage capacity, and performance will improve. Just as happened with conventional drives.
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26 Feb 2016   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I had one Intel ssd die but I'm not sure if it was the ssd or the connector from the power supply harness. They melted together and let the smoke out.

Really didn't matter. I replaced the harness with a extra one I have and Intel RMA the ssd in 1 week. During my down time I just popped in another ssd and went on with my happy computing. Everything in a computer can have problems. It's how well the company helps you with your problem. I like the no fuss get the problem taken care of method. My dealer and Intel worked great together and things were done asap.
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26 Feb 2016   #16
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Until recently I was thinking ssd's are biotchen
Read about the garbage collection and I'm still kind of stage
My SSD used to be so much faster... What happened? - Crucial Community
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On a desktop PC, simply disconnect the SATA cable from your SSD and only leave the power cable connected. After switching your PC on, the SSD will be in an idle state but still have power so Garbage Collection can function. On a laptop, power on with the SSD installed and enter your system BIOS (please refer to your system manufacturer’s documentation on how to access the BIOS.) Leave the laptop in the BIOS menu for the 6-8 hours.
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26 Feb 2016   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The old BIOS trick. You just have to make sure that there is no activity on the SSD. When in BIOS state you need not disconnect any cables. Then the garbage collection can do it's job. But 6 to 8 hours seems exaggerated.
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26 Feb 2016   #18
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Also this is from the desk of Ed Bott, so is immediately suspect considering his record of inaccurate scare mongering to earn clicks for his blog
The author is Robin Harris.

Perhaps you meant the ZDNet site (Ed Bott hangs out there).

The bottom line is, make regular backups of the entire SSD.

I've found that I cannot successfully restore individual OS partitions on SSDs.
When I have tried to restore an individual OS partition, that OS won't boot (Linux and Windows).

I'm hoping ReRAM will soon eliminate Flash-based SSDs.
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26 Feb 2016   #19
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

That is what they gave me after I posted the I/O error in windows disk management and disk part and mini tool just said Bad disk
I also gave them the gpart error messages too.
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27 Feb 2016   #20
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Jack, we are the two clueless in this thread, LOL.
If you two are clueless, I'm beyond hope.

All seriousness aside, one thing that caught my attention was the comment about uber failure. Big deal, it's well known that, when SSDs fail, they usually completely fail with no hope of recovering data like you sometimes can do with HDDs. So what? No one should ever count on recovering data from a failed HDD or SSD; at best, it's a crap shoot that can cost a small fortune. That's why it's imperative to always backup data.
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