how much should ocz vertex stay alive?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by shloosh33, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. shloosh33 macrumors newbie

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    in normal use, some movies, web surfing,email, and music.
    how much long you think a 60gb ocz vertex ssd (mlc) should keep?
    i heard that those drives only last a year or so...
    (of course i will update it to the latest firmware)
    what do you think??

    *i have a macbook unibody 2.4/4gb/9400m if it matters...

    (sorry for the bad english)

    thx
     
  2. FieryFurnace macrumors 6502

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    I have a Vertex in my MacBook since March last year and everything is great!
    Where did you hear that they only last a year??? :confused:
     
  3. All Taken macrumors 6502a

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    If you wrote data to the drive at a constant it would take about 5 years to degrade. Now stop worrying and use the SSD.
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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  5. disconap macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, what you may have read is that after a year performance starts to drop (more or less time depending on how often it is writing to sectors)--this is fixable, but in OSX right now it's a bit of work (hopefully future versions of OSX will include a utility specifically for this purpose):

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=841182
     
  6. FieryFurnace macrumors 6502

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    The Vertex is "fixing" itself when your computer is in idle/sleep-mode - OCZ calls that Garbage Collection.
     
  7. disconap macrumors 68000

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    If you have the most current firmware, yes.
     
  8. XxEjGxX macrumors regular

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    if it is constantly writing new data and getting rid of old data you could easy get 3 years -5 years out of it[​IMG]
     

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