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Old February 7, 2011, 03:25 PM
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SSD's are far from reliable devices. The NAND may very well last folr 10,000 writes but the controllers most definitely will not.
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Old February 7, 2011, 03:27 PM
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correct, with cost per GB.

otherwise SSD > Platters
Cost and reliability will never be that of a SSD.

They are fragile expensive devices.

Platters are reliable (more) and less expensive.
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Old February 7, 2011, 04:30 PM
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they seems to be reliable, it's the live expectancy that is short, for now I have 3 here, and even if I have to replace them every year, I will not return to platters for OS drives.

but still it's sucks...... I was expecting 2 years.
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Old February 7, 2011, 05:19 PM
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well you need to format os every year ;p

i dont realize about this because i already have vertex 2 60gb... o.o

enaberif, what about 7000.11 (or some other brands that died within 6 months) ;p
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enaberif, what about 7000.11 (or some other brands that died within 6 months) ;p
Yes, that one bricked on me too, the whole Seagate 7200.11 lineup was a ticking brick-bomb
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Old February 7, 2011, 05:33 PM
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well you need to format os every year ;p

i dont realize about this because i already have vertex 2 60gb... o.o

enaberif, what about 7000.11 (or some other brands that died within 6 months) ;p
The only 7200.11 that had issues was the 1TB drives which were sold if I remember around November of 2009 into January of 2010. But other than that Seagate has had a damn good reputation.
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Old February 7, 2011, 05:37 PM
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Yup. Bad thins happen to computer parts when they are massed produced. Its just that for the most part "we" are a conservative lot and thus look at "new" ideas as bad. (anybody remember death stars hdds...or Maxtor. In both cases the actual numbers of bad drives was small...but the ones that died, died in such a spectacular way that ALL peeps got afraid of them)

It sounds like either it was a bad batch of NAND (all companies are using dif batches from run to run on a darn near monthly bassis...whatever is cheapest at a given spec...is used). OR it was a bad batch of controllers. It happens.

IF it was NAND, the V2s and all SF drives probably will last longer as they have a much lower write amplification (about .6x vs 1.5 -2x). This means that on system that 'writes' 100GB a month only 60GBs of cells would be used on a SF ssd whereas 150 -200Gb worth of cell usage would be used on the older drives.

As with HDDs...backup your OS. I use Acronis and have it set to do a weekly backup, every Sunday at 1AM.

I do this for all systems...hdds and SSDs and have done so for years. Bad things can, will and do happen. Its just a matter of minimizing the damage done when things go south.


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akg, i never back up ;p and good info too...

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The only 7200.11 that had issues was the 1TB drives which were sold if I remember around November of 2009 into January of 2010. But other than that Seagate has had a damn good reputation.
really? but i read review at neweggs about 7200.12 as well... almost similar problem... but they do dead as well...

but i guess its all about luck...
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the 11's were the bulk of the problem, if memory serves right. the 12's had isues too, but i guess it goes by pallet,or batches
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that sucks, i thought ssd's were bullet proof

what about revo drives?
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