Ssd Reliability Why are so many SSDs unreliable?
Posted 19 July 2012 - 04:46 AM
Posted 19 July 2012 - 08:10 AM
SSDs are becoming more reliable as many firmware updates have been released.
Platter drives also have failure rates and some enough that I didn't buy it when looking.
Some also were DOA.
Lately there have been some great deals on high end SSDs with 120-128GB capacity.
To me, that is worth the concerns you mentioned.
No matter what type of boot drive you own, a backup method should be in place.
Some SSD manufactures offer a 5yr warrenty.
They feel confident in their product to do so.
Most bad reps are from the earlier introduction of SSDs.
They now have more veriety of controllers that seems to be doing well.
Currently my 128GB OCZ vertex 4 drive has been flawless.
Though no doubt some are dudes like any other component.
You could also believe operator error in some reviews.
W7 allowcates a portion of the drive so you may not see the full capacity, yet the vendor gets a lesser review for whats not there fault.
Posted 19 July 2012 - 08:39 AM
First, the manufacturer of the drive plays more of a role in the failure rate than you realize. For example, Plextor claims less than 1% failure rate for all drives up to one year old. That number is impressive for any part.The Samsung 830, and Crucial M4 are also excellent drives. The key here, seems to be finding drives based on a controller that isn't Sandforce.
I will say that I went with Plextor for many reasons. Warranty, and reliability being two of them. Check into those drives.
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