After recently writing about drive failures, I immediately experienced three drive failures in the same week as writing the article! As these were merely backup drives, I hadn't lost any information, but now it has me worried. I was handling the drives while they were powered down completely and using them only as roughly as one might pick up, move and put down their iPhone, yet three of these drives died! Rather than gamble with yet another external hard drive, I'd like to just use a very robust drive in my laptop and then I would have slightly less to worry about with drive failure. I will still backup but it will ease my mind that at least my main drive would be less likely to have a failure. So my question, in your opinion and, more importantly, your experience, which SSD will offer the most gigs on the dollar, and will last through more read/writes? I hear that some drives are just awful in terms of longevity but what's the best balance of bytes/dollar and life span? Speed is my last concern. If I upgrade and have the same throughput, it wouldn't be an issue as I'm just looking for longevity. Are there any hidden issues with SSD's? I'm wondering if blocks suddenly go bad or if there are quirky issues and properties that aren't commonly published and discussed. Thanks.