How long do most SSD usually last?

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    Default How long do most SSD usually last?

    They last longer than HDDs right? From the reviews, it said that Samsung EVO 840 should last at least eight years.

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    Nope. SSDs have a much shorter life than hard drives. Though, even with 8 years of use, that's well worth the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TreyTrey12 View Post
    Nope. SSDs have a much shorter life than hard drives. Though, even with 8 years of use, that's well worth the money.
    SSDs are gaining life time quickly though. It'll probably will be a while before they will last 10 years but they're catching up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TreyTrey12 View Post
    Nope. SSDs have a much shorter life than hard drives. Though, even with 8 years of use, that's well worth the money.
    Much shorter life? I thought since they are so expensive they would have longer endurance...

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    The 840 Evo is similar to the 840.

    In tests, the 840 has a lifespan of about 700TB of writes, before issues start to develop.

    It will die, eventually.

    However, the required 700TB of data is an extremely high number.

    http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/4178...nal-conclusion

    Read this article, it should give you a pretty good idea.


    Basically.

    It's not going to die from overuse.

    There are some tips for keeping your SSD running at full performance which should be followed though, whilst life span is rather irrelevant at this stage, faster speeds aren't to be dismissed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Espada1 View Post
    Much shorter life? I thought since they are so expensive they would have longer endurance...
    They are expensive because of the higher IOPS and thus read/write speeds.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Espada1 View Post
    Much shorter life? I thought since they are so expensive they would have longer endurance...
    Their more expensive because their faster. They have faster access time & read/write speeds. Some are so fast that you won't be able to utilize the full speed unless you're doing a lot of file transfers. They make games data that is stored on your hard-drive load so much faster. If you've played any game that requires map download (CS:S for example) you'll be able to load the most almost instantly.
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