SSD longevity

evylrat
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SSD longevity

Postby evylrat » Fri May 03, 2019 3:23 am

Those of you who are using SSDs as their OS drives, how are your drives doing?

I have a Sandisk SSD Plus (had 3 year warranty) that has completely expired after 3.5 years. It's dead, PCs won't even enter BIOS with it plugged in. I'm reluctant to replace it with another SSD if it has been killed by the OS. I'm guessing I should have installed some S.M.A.R.T. tool to look after the drives.

I would probably choose a 2.5in HDD if I could be sure it'd survive the heat. I've got a GEN8 HP Microserver, space for a 5th drive is limited, hence the norm is to use a SSD next to the PSU or at the top of the case.

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