I recently attended a seminar that threw a lot of information at us. While at first glance, I was immensely grateful to have attended, when the number of items discussed began to mount, I slowly stopped thinking how glad I was to be here, and started thinking, yeah... I need to check on that. I'm going to be posting several questions on here shortly concerning SSD, Raid, Raid Controllers, and setting up a Cache Drive.
This post is on SSD usage and durability.
A few months ago, I had done some serious research into SSD drives. I ended up getting:
Two Solid State Drives. Intel SSD is 120GB, and OCZ is 240GB.
Everything that I had read said Super Fast, Super Reliable. Staples had for a few years an Imation SSD that claimed 1 Million Hours Mean Time before failure. While that sounded fantastic, I have trouble figuring out what time it will be 7 hours from now. 1 Million hours is a little over 114 years. Again sounds fantastic. So I did the research, found a few good ones (actually bought and tested a third ssd, Kingston:)
Now however, I am being presented with some new, starteling if true information, that I was hoping people could confirm or refute for me.
1. What is the best use for an SSD? C drive? Cache drive? Backup drive? Secondary drive? etc.
2. When possible, I try not to come out and ask a question in such a way that will bias the people who will answer it, but I dont see how else to phrase this, other than to just blurt it out... The most starteling thing I was told in this seminar, is that SSDs have notoriously bad reliability. Expect that an SSD setup as your C drive will deliver lightning fast speeds, but will likely die in 9-18 months. Is this true? What happened to the 1 million hours mean time before failure?