How long will NAND flash memory last?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Vortexmac, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. Vortexmac macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2010
    Hi everyone. New to forums but a real Apple and Mac/OSX convert. Have iMac and iPhone... fabulous.

    Was looking to buy a new laptop to replace dying old XP Dell and compliment iMac. Was thinking of a 13" Macbook Pro but have got interested and excited by this new Air. Its the instant on and portability that appeals........ but on this forums in places and elsewhere on internet (even Wikipaedia) there appears to be concerned that NAND flash memory has a definite life.... so many 1s and 0s changing before it slows right down.

    Is this right... how long will it be.... can it be refreshed by copying stuff, doing something and then loading back up.... or has it to be replaced. The iFixit teardown suggests it is replaceable but at what cost. ie don't want to buy one only for the memory to give up the ghost in a year or two.

    Hope that makes sense :rolleyes:
  2. jeznav macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2007

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