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Old 03-28-2019, 06:12 PM   #16
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I bought mine October 1st 2015 - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KHRYRLY...ing=UTF8&psc=1

No problems at all and the SSD life test still says it's in perfect shape. Has a ten year warranty on it so I wasn't too worried. I'm confident enough that I'm planning to get the 980GB for video editing later this year.
Word of caution. That's one use case that kills SSDs really quickly, depending on your usage. If you're just editing a video or 2 a day, it's not so bad. However, if you doing it as a day job, then be prepared for a shortened lifespan.

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Old 04-05-2019, 02:21 AM   #17
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A long time. My SSD is 2 years old as of 2 days ago and with 7355 power hours and 1522 startups, it's still showing 99% health. Worth every penny.
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Old 04-11-2019, 01:50 PM   #18
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mine is 1.5 year old but already down to 75% of life (computer is always on, no sleep)
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Old 04-11-2019, 07:00 PM   #19
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I got two M.2 Samsung SSD's in my Machine that I rotate every 4 months or so.
Looking very healthy to me:
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Old 04-12-2019, 10:04 AM   #20
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For those of you who may be interested there are a couple of free programs you can download to test the health and transfer rates of your HDD or SSD.


https://crystalmark.info/en/


The names indicate which. Mark is the tests and info is the health one. I have installed both and Norton found them safe to run.
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Old 05-01-2019, 05:04 PM   #21
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SSD's have blocks that fail and these are removed from the allocation table and new blocks are added from the reserved section of the drive or storage pool. The commercial SSD's have twice as large a reserve of blocks and so have a longer life in high transaction environments, like an enterprise server with thousands of clients.
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:29 PM   #22
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They do have a lifetime, but one way to mess up your SSD's is to do a DE-FRAG, scandisk yes, DEFRAG NO, never no never. on ordinary HD's yup,
but a defrag will reduce the lifetime of your SSD by half

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Old 07-03-2019, 01:20 AM   #23
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So, just recently learned about this. Based on my reading around, it depends on certain factors like the manufacturer itself (not all SSDs are created equally, as this source says), programs used as some take up more on the memory, physical damage and age. In normal use, the SSD should outlast your system. Fair enough I would think considering their price.
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Old 08-04-2019, 05:01 PM   #24
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knock on wood..

I have been running SSDs since 2015.. not a single failure.... across 6 SSDs that are RARILY if ever 'turned off'
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I work in a PC Repair / Data Recovery center, and I get a lot of people with failing hard drives come in for recovery. So pardon me if this post is going to sound like a case of "If all I have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail." I very rarely get SSDs in, and when I do, someone has indeed been abusing it, such as using it for video editing, as it was said.


Ultimately, SSDs are a fantastic way to breathe some new life into a computer. I'm replacing hard drives with them left and right. I seem to have the situational luxury of saying "Out of any possible upgrade, an upgrade to an SSD is going to give you the most tangible, observable benefit." As long as it can be cloned over successfully, of course. I use Macrium Reflect for that and a SATA to USB adapter. Works great, as long as both drives are healthy and the new drive is formatted properly.
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"If all I have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail." .
Regardless, it's still accurate, and you're spot on. SSDs do in fact do improve the performance the most for the average Joe. With every penny in my opinion, now that the prices have come down over the years.


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I love my SSDs (and no I'm not doing massive amounts of video editing for a job, just gaming videos for lolz/helping.)

SSD cut my boot time to basically nothing, I can't imagine going back to an HDD honestly.
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I love my SSDs (and no I'm not doing massive amounts of video editing for a job, just gaming videos for lolz/helping.)

SSD cut my boot time to basically nothing, I can't imagine going back to an HDD honestly.

Agreed. The difference in boot time alone won't make me miss an HDD. I don't need a lot of memory anyway.
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