Macbook Air - SSD, question about longevity

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by onthecouchagain, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. onthecouchagain macrumors 604


    Mar 29, 2011
    Do SSD lasts long? Lasts longer than HDD? I've read/heard that overtime, SSDs can slow dramatically as the space gets filled. Is this true?
  2. Lateraleye macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2011
    They should last much longer since they have no moving parts that can break down like a traditional spinning hard drive.

    SSDs will slow down quite a bit if there is no TRIM or other garbage collection happening, which you definitely won't have to worry about after Lion comes out. Right now only SSDs that come with Apple computers have garbage collection support out of the box now.
  3. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    I have a feeling this has been discussed before... Google it :)

Share This Page