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Old May 5, 2010, 09:59 PM
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Default SSD 5 years lifespan - quote from Winslow in 2009

Recently, I've been noticing issues with my Intel SSD and started to Google some very interesting articles on potential failure rates, including this article. I find it rather disheartening that they only last 5 years for such a high cost but also hearing failure rates of up to 20%.

The useful life of Intel SSDs are five years. That useful life is dependent on write cycles. The parameter being 20GB a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year for five years. In other words, if you write a quarter (25 percent) of your capacity (of an 80GB drive) for five years, it will last. If you write less than that, it will last even longer," he said.
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Intel boosts speed, cuts prices of solid-state drives | Nanotech - The Circuits Blog - CNET News

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