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JCWhitless JCWhitless is offline
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Default 55,000 Hours Est. - 04-05-2010, 05:28 AM

So after 10,000 hours est. my 8gb ssd finally died in my Mini9

It was a good run.

That is running 8-10 hours a day, every day, pretty much all the time in all sorts of conditions, temperatures and humidity.

So in case you need to figure how long a stock SSD will last, there ya go.
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grungysquash grungysquash is offline
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Default 04-07-2010, 09:43 AM

A smaller drive will always fail sooner than a larger drive (assuming no other fault outside write actions) these drives are only able to manage 10,000 write cycles, by default a smaller drive has less empty space to share all these write actions and will fail sooner. A larger drive will last longer - as long as you haven't fill it up with crud and left any room or the write cycles the OS needs to cache onto the SSD.

10,000 hours is over 1 year in full time operation or over 2 years for 12 hours a day - some of us may get lucky with larger drives and get 4 - 5 years (16gig) not bad assuming this is the case.
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