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Backblaze Data Shows SSDs Failing Almost as Often as Hard Drives

Backblaze Data Shows SSDs Failing Almost as Often as Hard Drives

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  1. Clickbait or not, it’s actually a good thing they’re same/better than hdd’s. Generally hdd’s need to go, lol. I remember when ssd’s first came out a dropped big money on a 250 gb model. Over the corse of like 5 years of heavy use. i started having corruption issues. Followed by 20% of the drive no longer being able to be accessed according to windows.

  2. Article title:

    >Backblaze Data Shows SSDs Failing Almost as Often as Hard Drives

    From Backblaze themselves:

    >One obvious takeaway from these tables is that SSD drives fail less often than HDD drives, at least in this use case.

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    Hooray for clickbait.

  3. The article points out some of the missing context and potential problems with the data… an SSD ‘failure’ in this case could mean a drive’s SMART status hitting the max threshold for rewrites/SSD wear. This is an eventuality when using the drives as server system (boot) drives with super high IO but doesn’t mean your data is irretrievable.

    From an end-user perspective you’re probably still much better off with SSDs, but as with HDDs, don’t cheap out if the data is important and/or have multiple backups.

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