Quote: Originally Posted by JoesMorgue
To all you people here that said "don't worry about writing to the SSD" :P!
It died at 6 months old! [2 days ago]
They are closed for the holiday, so I can't do crap about it...
NOW, my machine is pitifully slow, and all my work was lost...
Mine has been under constant usage ... and by that I mean for all practical purposes running 24/7 for just over a year now.
I took no steps to reduce read/writes, I moved nothing to other drives and didn't do any of the prep most people recommend for these drives.
After all that abuse it's just fine.
I did actually have 2 mechanical drives die in that same time period. I don't know if you got a dud or bought a bad model or what.
The truth of the matter though is that a typical ssd should be reliable for around 5 years. Which is basically the same I would expect from a old mechanical drive. ...and while both are fully capable of lasting longer. I really don't expect much more than that from them.
That being said. Sorry about the loss of your data, I know that hurts.
ALWAYS, have at least two copies of important stuff.
I tend to keep my important stuff on an external, just in case the computer happens to explode or something.