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Re: ssd firmware and power cycles etc

On 18/03/2016 7:59 AM, Michael Fothergill wrote:
> I will stick with hard drives.

Any kind of flash drive can die with little or no notice.

However, that article was way back in 2013 ... there have been loads of
improvements since then.

Current Samsung 850 Pro units in AU have a 10 year warranty.  And you
don't get that kind of warranty on something that will easily fail.

Spinning rust has it's place, for sure, but so too does SSD and if an
SSD is oldish, then it wouldn't hurt to replace it now; the cost of SSDs
is way down on 2013 and will come down further still.


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