Why people say SSD are more reliable than HDD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mark28, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. mark28 macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2010
    When I see SSD companies such as Intel releases new patches with bug fixes, yet no HDD companies ever needs to do such things?

    So is it just all marketing talk?

    edit: Well, my HDD that I have had in my PC's never had firmware updates. Maybe there was some HDD that I don't know about which did require a firmware update, but never seen it yet.
  2. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    Because SSD are more software controlled then Hard Drives. Hard Drives just uses a simple firmware while SSDs have controllers and other software that helps maintain the SSD itself from crashing or data loss.

    Like with any Software, there's bugs and that's why they release fixes.

    In reality, SSD is more reliable due to no moving parts. However, they are, somewhat, young compared to hard drives.

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