That sounds like an awesome app Flatty!
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SSD Write Endurance
He ran tests 24hours and most drives only made a year. Others a few months, and they are still testing.
Also, most drives under this test exceeded the MWI which expires the "Limited" warranty
How long have you had your drives, and how hard do they work ?
The speed improvement with SSD`s are amazing, but we cannot afford to loose data which means we will have to keep backups often
Last edited by iNgeon; 26th June 2012 at 03:16 PM.
“That fear holds all of us back …. that’s the toughest thing about aging. With age, you see people fail more.
You see yourself fail more. How do you keep that fearlessness of a kid?
You keep going… Luckily, I’m not afraid to make a fool of myself.” – Hugh Jackman
Well the Vertex 3 is rated for 2 million hours or 228 years.
The drives he's using are very old and have the old controllers and technology, SSD's have changed drastically since then.
Can you find a test where they test a drive with a Sandforce 22x series controller?
Last edited by Insanityflea; 26th June 2012 at 03:29 PM.
Any drive, spindle or ssd, will fail long before MTBF if it's not treated properly.
For pure performance you want SSD's, and they'll even drop your processing requirements enough to warrant their use. I'd say use SSD's to run your apps on, and fast spindle drives for your data - nobody can really afford SSD's for data ATM. As for backups, use low rpm, green disks.
You've got to love the boot speeds.
EDIT: In a (normal) work environment you don't really need anything bigger than a 32GB to run Windows and your apps off, as long as you move the Windows User folder to another, non-SSD, drive, you'll be a lot more productive.
Last edited by Flatty; 27th June 2012 at 03:30 PM.
Here's my SSD. Note it's been used for 4756 Hours as my main OS drive & BF3 & GW2. It's still 100%