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Windows 7: SSDs are fast, but do they last?

05 Aug 2011   #41
legacy7955

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I actually wouldn't mind paying extra for a bit more speed, but that SSD better be AT LEAST AS RELIABLE AS THE MOST RELIABLE HDD!

Then and only then am I sold on the SSD.

What will drastically drop the SSD prices will be when the OEMs start offering them in their regular lines of consumer and small business PCs.

Just out of curiosity does HP, or Lenovo offer an SSD option in any of their current desktop PCs for home and small business? If so what are the model numbers?


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05 Aug 2011   #42
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The Mac Book Air's offer SSD's standard.
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06 Aug 2011   #43
toughbook

 
 

Every laptop that I have looked at in the last 3 months offer an SSD. It just makes sense. Less moving parts to worry about, etc.

Legacy~You had better go buy a SSD today. There is not one spinner I would take over any SSD in regards to reliability.
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06 Aug 2011   #44
Nemix

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I think most are just over worried about SSD's write endurance which was started by portable flash media and USB thumb drives.

Check out the thread: SSD Write Endurance 25nm Vs 34nm

They're doing some pretty intensive testing on SSD's write endurance with different brands and controllers, the thread is updated everyday.

As legacy7955 mentioned SSD's in general should outlast the most reliable hard drive. Based on early testing from the thread mentioned above, if you want to be safe with brand; stick with Samsung, Intel or Crucial for reliability.

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06 Aug 2011   #45
Dave76

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That is an interesting test (same link in post#4).
It's a good idea to stay with the companies that manufacture nand, they get the first choice and therefore best nand.
These are generally large companies with large R&D departments which may have better controllers, which is the most important factor for speed and reliability.

The nand manufacturers are IMFT (Intel/Crucial), Toshiba, Samsung and Hynix.

Time and testing will give more information and hopefully support this claim.
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06 Aug 2011   #46
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toughbook View Post

The only people who have nothing but negative comments about SSD's are the one's who can't afford them.

They certainly are the vocal majority.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by legacy7955 View Post
I actually wouldn't mind paying extra for a bit more speed, but that SSD better be AT LEAST AS RELIABLE AS THE MOST RELIABLE HDD!
Well that's good news for you then, since they are. Enjoy
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07 Aug 2011   #47
Tarka Dal

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toughbook View Post

The only people who have nothing but negative comments about SSD's are the one's who can't afford them.

They certainly are the vocal majority.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by legacy7955 View Post
I actually wouldn't mind paying extra for a bit more speed, but that SSD better be AT LEAST AS RELIABLE AS THE MOST RELIABLE HDD!
Well that's good news for you then, since they are. Enjoy

I can buy a hundred of them if I wished. But, sorry their not worth their weight!
That puts paid to that theory!
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07 Aug 2011   #48
toughbook

 
 

I would say a lack of common sense
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07 Aug 2011   #49
Dave76

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The other one is Raptor owners, don't like not having the fastest hard drive anymore
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07 Aug 2011   #50
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Runckle_SP1 View Post


I can buy a hundred of them if I wished. But, sorry their not worth their weight!
That puts paid to that theory!
Ahh, but you are merely choosing not to based on perceived value - not reliability.

Theory stands
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