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Have been on SSD for 5 years now, wow the time has flown.

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    Have been on SSD for 5 years now, wow the time has flown.


    It was just about 5 years ago this month that I purchased my first ever SSD drive. It's an 80GB Intel X25m-G2. But it for $300 back in the day. Still going to this day.

    For perspective, I just bought a new 500GB Samsung Evo 840 mSata SSD for my work laptop for $289.99. This will be an upgrade from my current 256GB SSD which is always running low on disk space due to VM's.

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    Bay Area
    Posts : 21,841
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    How much data has been written to it?

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    = 10.3525 terabytes

    Also the same SSD as yours

    A Guy
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    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,589
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    It's been about that long since I installed a 64G Kingston ssd in my Acer netbook which is still running strong.

    I recently got a killer deal on a 500GB Samsung Evo 840 ssd for $209.25 with an extended warranty (Square Trade). I had a $200 gift certificate so the drive cost me only $9.25 out of pocket.

    Actually, ssds aren't really all that expensive. I paid $500 for my first hdd, a 20MB Seagate ST-225, back in 1985.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Lucky Guys! I still can't afford SSD Drives, maybe I'm not ready to learn a whole new way of repairing them. Do they get errors the same way as HDD's do? I know what to expect from HDDs, just not from SSD's
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