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Windows 7: Do SSDs never fail ??

18 Mar 2011   #11
J.R.

W7PRO/ULT 32/64, W10PRO
 
 

I've been considering going SSD. I know about the limitations of the write cycles but I'm curious whether anyone has had problems of using SSD drives as read-only device? Such as using a SSD attached to a headunit in a vehicle? Seems it would be a perfect combination.

Anybody familiar with any problems using SSDs in such a manner (as a read-only)?


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18 Mar 2011   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Well, this is all very interesting. Thank you guys and girls for participating in this discussion. I think the bottom line is that we need not treat the SSDs like raw eggs. They do not break as easily as some people suspect.

I bought my first Vertex1 over 2 years ago and since then it was running on 2 different systems without problems. I also have 2 first gen 80GB Intels since nearly 2 years that run perfectly well. One on this desktop that I use 10 hours per day and one on a laptop that the wife uses. Then more recently I installed two Vertex 2 on two other laptops and they seem to be running fine. But that was only in the last 3 months.

I think pparks gave a good view - by the time these SSDs start to fail, we have probably long moved on to newer devices.

@ Shawn: how did you fit two 50GB SSDs into a laptop. Is that a 17" HP which is the only one I have ever seen with 2 bays. Or did you trade the optical reader bay.
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18 Mar 2011   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
@ Shawn: how did you fit two 50GB SSDs into a laptop. Is that a 17" HP which is the only one I have ever seen with 2 bays. Or did you trade the optical reader bay.
It's a older laptop, Gateway P-7805u FX, that has two 2.5" HDD drive bays. The SSD's fit just perfectly in them.
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18 Mar 2011   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
@ Shawn: how did you fit two 50GB SSDs into a laptop. Is that a 17" HP which is the only one I have ever seen with 2 bays. Or did you trade the optical reader bay.
It's a older laptop, Gateway P-7805u FX, that has two 2.5" HDD drive bays. The SSD's fit just perfectly in them.
Interesting. Although we are an old "Gateway family" (the wife and her brothers buy only Gateway), I never knew that there was a 2 bay model. I buy anything that runs.
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18 Mar 2011   #15
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit
 
 

Neat tool to give you a prediction on the lifespan of your SSD...SSD life - tool for solid state drives health and endurance monitoring It take about a week or so to get the first estimate...mine is predicted to last till 10 Oct 2016
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18 Mar 2011   #16
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
Neat tool to give you a prediction on the lifespan of your SSD...
That is awesome!
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