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    Has anyone had their SSD fail yet?

    Few years back these things were said to only last a couple of years before they fail, does that still hold true?

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    Even a few years back that wasn't the case.

    Maybe like.. 8 years ago, when they were made from crap software/hardware and only 8gb...

    SSD's now have an expected lifetime of .. well.. longer than yours. This is not an exaggeration.
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    About 4 years ago I upgraded my laptop, gaming PC and husbands work PC with SSD's. Two were 120Gb OCZ Agility III's, the other a 256Gb Crucial M4.

    Of the Agility III's, one failed after a week, becoming totally unrecognisable by the bios, the other failed in the same way after about a year. The Crucial M4 however is still going strong. Perhaps the Agility III's came from a bad batch, but I will never buy OCZ products again. I am still impressed with the Crucial drive though.

    Sure I have had hard drives fail in the past, after several years, but to have a 2 out of 3 failure rate with the SSD's is pretty disappointing.

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    Refurbished Intel 320 series SSD from 2012 - died in 2012
    Kingston HyperX 3K SSD 120GB from 2012 - died in 2013
    Crucial M4 60GB / 256GB from late 2012 - still alive
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB from 2013 - still alive

    I've had 6 HDDs die on me in the meantime, 5/6 being Western Digital
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    OCZ Agility 3 240GB and a Vertex 3 MI 120GB from 2011 still going strong.

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    Don't know the makes, but a buddy of mine with a dedicated minecraft server running linux had His crash like a year into using it.

    Another friend's Custom Win 7 machine, again, Don't know the brands sorry - Had His fail after about a year.

    Again, this thread is about failure, not success. SSD's have been used in Satellites for a LONG time, and they are STILL running, like 40 years later+++

    SSD is the way to go.

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    While I see that many have failed. I also don't think any of these have failed in the way alluded to that's specific to SSDs. Namely that they ran out of read/writes. Everything I've read is that that specific failure is really a non issue unless you're doing something like running a heavy load database or something off of it.

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    I had a OCZ Vertex 2 for about 3 years before it crapped out. I was getting errors and files were becoming corrupted and stuff so I removed it from my system. I haven't had any problems since. I do plan on trying another SSD when I build a new system. Hopefully I have better luck next time.

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    I also think people need to make a distinction between

    "Failure from use" and "Failure from defects/damage"

    Also not surprised the OCZ drives died. Not only did they have huge problems early on, but its probably in part to what led the company going under.
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    Corsair Force GS 250GB from 2012 and Samsung 840 Pro 256GB from 2013 are both alive and well.

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    Never had a HDD or SSD "die" on me. Even my old 160GB Maxtor HDD still keeps on trucking with 2 reallocated sectors.

    Currently using: Intel 520 series 120GB, Total NAND writes about 9TB.

    However i witnessed the SSD of my mentor die (ofc RIGHT in the moment I plugged in my thumb drive to show him some solidworks data lol).... he didn't have a backup. :X

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    Quote Originally Posted by CheezusCrust View Post
    Refurbished Intel 320 series SSD from 2012 - died in 2012
    Kingston HyperX 3K SSD 120GB from 2012 - died in 2013
    Crucial M4 60GB / 256GB from late 2012 - still alive
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB from 2013 - still alive

    I've had 6 HDDs die on me in the meantime, 5/6 being Western Digital
    Sounds pretty unlucky my 80GB Seagate never failed after 5 years of usage, the motherboard failed first and my 160GB 10000rpm Western Digital Raptor is still fine after 6½.

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    Related article in a post I did last week: http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...ger-than-rated

    Article: Consumer SSDs benchmarked to death—and last far longer than rated
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    I present to you The SSD Endurance Experiment.

    Personally, I have a 120GB Intel 510 that's still at 92% of its rated lifespan after almost four years of constant use, first in my main PC and now in my laptop. The 100GB OCZ Vertex 2 in my mom's laptop is going strong after about four years, and I got that one refurbished. Both 120GB Intel 520s here at work are still looking 96+% lifespan left, and they're used for light/moderate database work with a lot of tiny writes.

    I remember an Anandtech writer commenting about six months ago that his original X25-M from 2008 is still running strong.

    EDIT: Meanwhile, my (large) collection of hard drives grows thinner every few months.
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    I had a mushkin mSata ssd fail on me in my media pc, but that was mostly due to a combination of user error and faulty NUC design. Other than that my, original intel x-25 is still trucking along and my newer corsairs haven't had any issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazus View Post
    Even a few years back that wasn't the case.

    Maybe like.. 8 years ago, when they were made from crap software/hardware and only 8gb...

    SSD's now have an expected lifetime of .. well.. longer than yours. This is not an exaggeration.
    Given normal use patterns (i.e. not hammering it with a constant barrage of non-compressible data 24/7), an SSD probably has a longer expected lifetime than the user these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asmekiel View Post
    OCZ Agility 3 240GB and a Vertex 3 MI 120GB from 2011 still going strong.
    Surprising.

    My Crucial m4 128GB with many rewrites of the entirity of Windows, as well as big games like WoW and Steam on it... still going since 2011.

    Also a Crucial m500 250GB, Crucial m550 120GB, and Crucial MX100 512GB from 2014 still obviously going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nellah View Post
    Shame there's no Crucial in that test.
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    3x Crucial M4's 128 - Alive 3+ years
    Crucial MX100 512 - Alive
    Crucial MX100 256 - Alive
    OCZ Vector - Alive
    PNY XLR8 Pro 120 - Alive
    Intel 330 240 - Alive Pushing 3 years
    2x Kingston HyperX 90 - Alive Pushing 3 years
    OCZ Solid 3 60 - Alive 3+ years
    G.skill Phoenix 120 - Alive

    So far none of them have died, there are a few other 60gb ssd's somewhere still working to my knowledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aori View Post
    3x Crucial M4's 128 - Alive 3+ years
    Crucial MX100 512 - Alive
    Crucial MX100 256 - Alive
    OCZ Vector - Alive
    PNY XLR8 Pro 120 - Alive
    Intel 330 240 - Alive Pushing 3 years
    2x Kingston HyperX 90 - Alive Pushing 3 years
    OCZ Solid 3 60 - Alive 3+ years
    G.skill Phoenix 120 - Alive

    So far none of them have died, there are a few other 60gb ssd's somewhere still working to my knowledge.
    You need more SSDs.

    What are these all in?! O_o
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    You need more SSDs.

    What are these all in?! O_o
    Each one is in a computer or laptop. The ones I've built for people over the years.

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