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Old December 29, 2010, 12:07 PM
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I just read the ssd health thread and have seen a couple over the past few months and I was wondering how long do you think my ssd would last? It's a 64gb kingston and I would be using it for a HTPC not to store movies on or music but just as a windows drive and to store images of the series/movie and information and running XBMC or mediabrowser off of it. What would you guys think? A year or two maybe? I also plan to run the thing probably 24/7 just cause or I'll probably turn it off when not in use, I don't know honestly.
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Old December 29, 2010, 12:10 PM
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If your SSD is trim compatible it can last pretty long. If not then it will degrade faster. If you take care of your SSD it should last few years IMO.
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a few years at least i have killed a few in my day and they got abused big time.
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Old December 29, 2010, 12:23 PM
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I killed one that was used for video editing and folding bigadvs. I was pretty tough on mine I believe. Lasted for about a year and a half.
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Old December 29, 2010, 12:27 PM
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You guys are to hard one hardware:P You should threat it like a baby :) Unfortunatly, I hate baby so...KILLSTUFF!!!
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if you take care of it, on average use it should outlast the system it's in.
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Old December 29, 2010, 03:19 PM
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If your SSD is trim compatible it can last pretty long. If not then it will degrade faster. If you take care of your SSD it should last few years IMO.
TRIM shouldn't affect SSD life at all. Wither the drive supports TRIM or not they both use wear leveling.
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Old December 29, 2010, 09:55 PM
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A year or two would be a good estimate. Although the SSD may last that long, technology continues to push out new products and you may be tempted to upgrade anyways.
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not to hijack but are SSD's on average more or less reliable than regular hard drvies?

screw it, im hijacking this ish with another question(sorry bud)

can you run your entire system on SSd's? any use for regular hard drives if you got the chips?
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Old December 29, 2010, 10:34 PM
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not to hijack but are SSD's on average more or less reliable than regular hard drvies?

screw it, im hijacking this ish with another question(sorry bud)

can you run your entire system on SSd's? any use for regular hard drives if you got the chips?
You can run an entire system off an SSD BUT you will more than likely run out of space. The HDD is mainly used for storage for large files such as movies, songs, etc.

But if you buy a large enough SSD, than yes you can go without a HDD. But the thing is, that will either be too expensive or you'll run out of space so most people have a hybrid of both.
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