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Old 08-01-2008, 03:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: Fast SSD vs. Hard Disks

Originally Posted by Drizzt5 View Post
WTF... how many reads and writes can they do? Do they just die eventually or something?
Quite a while depending on the application of the disk in the situation - say you used it as a main drive for your OS an used it all the time it would kill it in a few years (if not sooner) but if you used it as a long term sotradge drive or a drive for a application that needed fast read an write speeds it is ideal an it will give you a long srevace life.

There is one down side to SSDs is that when it goes it goes an there is sweet **** all you can do to get data back - that is why its not common to find them in data centers yet for large financial incrustations an they are only used sparingly by the military.

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