SSD Life-span

Hewlett-packard / Hp pavilion dv5 notebook...
February 24, 2009 at 00:58:52
Specs: Windows Vista, 1.9 GHz / 2812 MB
I have seen quite a bit in the tech news about SSDs lately. They seem to be gaining more and more popularity. However, I am concerned about the lifespan. I know that the individual memory chips inside of them wear out after a certain number of read/writes. I also know an operating system does a lot of read/writes to the drive (especially Windows). Is this a big issue to consider or no?

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February 24, 2009 at 10:45:02
IMO solid state hard drives are a gimmick. The cost is too high and you already touched on the other issue.

Stick with mechanical drives and backup your personal files.

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February 24, 2009 at 15:55:13
SSD's really aren't proven yet. And considering their high cost per GB ratio, I see no reason to consider one at this time. Unless you think $600-700 for a 250GB SSD is a good deal?

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