iMac SSD failure rate?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by twilexia, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. twilexia macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2015
    I heard from a colleague at work that SSDs that run the OS fail within 2-3 years. This is due to the fact that they are constantly read/writing from the SSD but not distributing it within the entire disk, so the SSD fails much quicker than standard HDDs if you use the OS on it daily.
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    And this is nonsense there are lots of SSD longevity studies.
  3. twilexia thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2015
  4. MagicBoy macrumors 68040


    May 28, 2006
    Manchester, UK
    It's scaremongering from the early days of SSDs as self proclaimed experts didn't understand how they work internally. Wear levelling in the drive firmware, coupled with garbage collection and TRIM make efficient user of the write cycles. See the extremetech articles linked above.

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