I'm asking a legit question regarding the reliability and longevity of the new Mini's (soldered/non removable) SSD's? Do we have any data or proof these things give up the ghost 2/3/4/5/6 yrs after we start using them? I'm not trying to be sarcastic as i've only ever used spindle drives because of my belief possibly unwarranted that SSD's wear out from reads and writes. I have 10 year old USB flash/thumb drives I still use to copy and transfer small files. They still work to this day. Hasn't Apple been using non-removable SSD's in their MB's/MBP's/MA's? If so have their been widespread reports these SSD's quit working after a few years? A good friend of mine back in 2010 had purchased a Lenovo ThinkPad and installed back when the technology was still expensive a 250GB SSD in his laptop running Windows 7 then Windows 8/8.1 and he's in the Air Conditioning and Heating business and he would design layouts and use programs that i'm sure do quite a bit of reads and writes. He never said the SSD gave him a lick of problems. In fact he tried to sell me on the benefits of the SSD. I'm sure the SSD Tech has advanced both in speed, reliability and longevity. Am I wrong to presume this? I really like the new Mini's and the base model for me would be more than adequate especially coming from a base 2012 Mini but i'm apprehensive after reading about the non-removable SSD's.