How long do SSDs last compared to HDDs? One of the main reasons I got an SSD was cause I heard it lasts much longer than a mechanical hard drive. Also, I was originally gonna get the Samsung 850 Evo but got the one in the picture instead, should I regret it?
>hurr durr my ssd is gonna last 15 years!!
ssd's have been around in the consumer market for half that time, and most of them barely make it past 4
>muh samsungs and sandisks are top notch!
crucial MX line and Intel SSD's are the only acceptable options. All else is garbage.
Yes, the Samsung® is a superior device. But why didn't you buy an Intel® SSD 750, which is an NVMe PCI ssd? You aren't poor are you. I only use the best Intel® products in my computers.
I will admit, I did buy the sandisk cause it was cheaper, and I never really had any problems with sandisk products, so I thought it was fine.
Google always gives me mixed answers.
If you buy a decent Intel or Samsung SSD, it should last long enough, how long depends on how much you write on it. HDDs have a mechanical wear, so it's a bit different there, just make sure you have Backups, no matter if you use a SSD or HDD.
SSD life is about 1-10K writes depending on the quality and type of NAND used.
This is bad news for tiny SSDs and good news for large capacity SSDs.
Based on typical 5k write SSDs you can expect:
~320TB of writes for a 64GB SSD or ~9 years writing 100GB per day
~1,280TB of writes for a 256GB SSD or ~35 years of writing 100GB per day
So unless you use an SSD for a server, even a tiny 64GB will outlive you especially since nobody playing vydias and watching netflix writes 100GB of data a day.
On a modern SSD of modest quality (samsung evo or pro/sandisk ultra or pro/crucial mx/intel whatever series) it will likely become obsolete before it dies. For example the sandisk extreme pro has a 10 year warranty and is available in capacities up to 1TB. In 10 years 1TB is going to seem pitiful especially with the rise of higher resolution media.
The average crap SSD will last longer than the average top tier HDD. A crap SSD will last 10-15 years with average usage. With the rate that SSDs are advancing, you'll want to replace it because it's storage is small far before it actually stops working.
Something just doesn't add up.
Well im just asking because I hear some people bash SSDs and call them shit, and im just making sure im making a good decision by putting my os on the SSD and using my 1tb HDD as my main sorce
I got the samsung 850 evo to use as my game drive. With rapid enabled (ram caching) it get's transfer speeds of 2521 read and 1640 write. I recommend it to anyone that wants a 500gb ssd at that price range.
I've thought about it, but I honestly have no need, and don't wanna hog more space than I already have. Plus it's already running Xubuntu as well, which by the way fucking FLIES on this thing, but I only really use it for compiling shit.
How's it feel talking this much shit?
OP I bought the same 120gb SSD as you and so far it's fine. It's a not the fastest by any means but does the job for low usage requirements.
>take traditional hdd
>stick magnet over it
>hdd is kill
>stick magnet over it
>ssd is fine
>shake violently in the middle of a read/write operation
>hdd is probably kill
>shake violently in the middle of read write operation
>ssd is fine
Stop comparing SSDs to HDDs in perfect world settings. HDDs in laptops get moved while in use all the time and don't last nearly as long as they're supposed to anyway. Same goes for vibrating HDDs in less than optimal normal cases. If you currently have an SSD and HDD, that current SSD will probably last longer.