Solved HDD Vs SSD

AntonisCy

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This thread has nothing (mainly) to do this Windows 11 but since i am not registered to other forums i thought i could ask here.

When i bought my new PC a few years ago i went with an HDD instead of an SSD mainly because i heard that SSDs cant stand a lot of "write/delete" cycles.

I download a lot of stuff, delete and download again on my PC. So i thought the life of the SSD would be significantly lower than an HDD.

So i sacrificed speed for longevity.

Was i right?

I would like to replace the drive in the future to taste the speeds of an SSD drive but then i am afraid i will burn out the drive too soon.

Am i thinking right?

Thanks
 
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I've been using SSD's for years and I have never run into any issues. Personally, I would never use an HDD as my primary drive again.


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You don't want to "replace" the HDD with a SSD.You should add the SSD to your PC as your system drive,to run windows and other programs from,use your HDD for storage and you will get the speed of the SSD with the durability of a HDD.
 

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You don't want to "replace" the HDD with a SSD.You should add the SSD to your PC as your system drive,to run windows and other programs from,use your HDD for storage and you will get the speed of the SSD with the durability of a HDD.
Speed of an SSD?
 

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I'm one of those people paranoid about stuff wearing out and leaving me in the cold. Until I finally tried an SSD and realized how many years it would take me to wear one out.

I hammer my SSDs - I tend to write many ISO images every single day. When I was writing my program to automatically inject updates into Windows images I was going through probably about 30 test cycles a day writing nice big Windows ISO images to the drive, plus a duplicate temporary copy of each one and I still have well over 90% life left in the drive.

TIP: Look up the TBW (TeraBytes Written) spec for any SSD you may be interested in. Take that number and divide by 1,825. That will give you the amount of data that you can write every day if you want to have a 5 year lifespan (365 days per year x 5 = 1,825).

Example: An SSD with a 1200 TBW rating will allow for about 657GB data written EVERY DAY over a 5 year period.

Note that doubling the size of an SSD doubles the TBW rating. For example, a 1TB drive will have a TBW rating twice that of the 500GB drive from the same SSD line. So, if lifespan is a major consideration, upsize the SSD not just for greater capacity, but greater lifespan.

EDIT: The whole point of the above is to say that unless you are an unusually seriously heavy writer of a lot of data, you are unlikely to wear out an SSD for many years.

I have about 15 SSDs. Never had a problem with a single one :)
 

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Speed of an SSD?
Really?You have obviously never had the agony of using a PC with a HDD.It takes forever to do anything.
 

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Hi,
I still have ssd's from 8 years ago that show 99% life
 

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Really?You have obviously never had the agony of using a PC with a HDD.It takes forever to do anything.
I thought you meant that an HDD was faster.
 

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Another thought...

If you are undecided, pick up a smallish SSD, say 500GB to test. You can get a 500GB for $50 or less. Add it as a secondary drive to start so you are not committing your OS to it yet. My guess is that you will get addicted to the speed in like 2 seconds flat :)
 

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This thread has nothing (mainly) to do this Windows 11 but since i am not registered to other forums i thought i could ask here.

When i bought my new PC a few years ago i went with an HDD instead of an SSD mainly because i heard that SSDs cant stand a lot of "write/delete" cycles.

I download a lot of stuff, delete and download again on my PC. So i thought the life of the SSD would be significantly lower than an HDD.

So i sacrificed speed for longevity.

Was i right?

I would like to replace the drive in the future to taste the speeds of an SSD drive but then i am afraid i will burn out the drive too soon.

Am i thinking right?

Thanks
When SSDs were first built, there was a reported problem with too many write/delete cycles making the drive wear out faster; however, they've been much improved since then. This PC came with Windows 10 and programs on a 500 GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD for data.

The system is fast enough for me.
 

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Hi,
I still have ssd's from 8 years ago that show 99% life
Still got 3 OCZ Agillity 3s from 10 years ago two on 99% health one on 100%, not convinced that HDS values are actually accurate in the case of SSDs though as they never seem to change.
 

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This thread has nothing (mainly) to do this Windows 11 but since i am not registered to other forums i thought i could ask here.

When i bought my new PC a few years ago i went with an HDD instead of an SSD mainly because i heard that SSDs cant stand a lot of "write/delete" cycles.

I download a lot of stuff, delete and download again on my PC. So i thought the life of the SSD would be significantly lower than an HDD.

So i sacrificed speed for longevity.

Was i right?

I would like to replace the drive in the future to taste the speeds of an SSD drive but then i am afraid i will burn out the drive too soon.

Am i thinking right?

Thanks


SSD have sophisticated wear level processing and have several processor cores in the ssd controller chip to make sure that they will last as long as possible. Modern higher capacity MLC and TLC (2 bits/cell and 3 bits/cell nvme can last > 100 years under normal use for instance.- they will break by some other means or become obsolete before that happens.

The industry has move from MLC to TLC for consumer SSD. Just avoid getting a QLC (4 bits/cell) SSD, they are much slower and won't last as long (though still long). It is usually difficult, from the marketing, whether a given SSD is is TLC or QLC. You can usually google reviews of a particular model and find out. Samsung is in generally the most trustworthy brand.

 
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Yes, in theory SSD's do have a limited lifespan. With that said, most of us will long outgrow the capacity of our drives long before we reach the end of the drives write cycles.

I have SSD's that are 10+ years old and they still work, but they are 80GB drives and aren't used for anything anymore because they are simply too small.

Enjoy more, worry less!
 

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Hi,
Believe QVO ssd's are the new hdd of ssd's
Slow writes but good read speeds so good for data drives.
 

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If you have the right hardware you can go hybrid for the HDD, My last setup used a 500GB M2 SSD as the system drive, a 500GB SSD as fast access drive for software databases and an 8TB HDD for data - The Data drive was buffered through a 32GB Intel Optane memory module, in the secondary M2 Slot which increased the data transfer rate to the Data Drive, (Write Speed) considerably

The are are a number of different technologies available and when mixed can give a good "Bang per Buck" return I can recommend the Optane Memory method for anyone with a spare M2 slot who writes a lot of Data, forgot to fit the optane into my current system, still have it somewhere have a spare M2 too so will have to find the module and fit it next time I do an interior case clean
 

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    Stock
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    32 GB
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    Stock 4 speaker
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    Hard Drives
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QVO = SamsungsQLC SSD.

The QLC sustained sequential write speeds are around HDD speed or less. I think the Hybrid SSD/HDD won't last much longer - QLC SSD sill knock them out of the market.
 

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  • Operating System
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    Computer type
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    Manufacturer/Model
    DIY
    CPU
    10900KF, 5.1 GHz delid
    Motherboard
    Asus Maximus Hero XII Wifi
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    64GB G.skill TridentZ RGB 3200CL14 B-die @ 3600 CL16
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    Asus ROG Strix 2070 Super A8G
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    Onboard Audio, Vanatoo Transparent One; Klipsch R-12SWi Sub
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Eizo CG2730, ViewSonic VP2768
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    2560 x 1440p x 2
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    Samsung 960 Pro 512 GB (OS), Samsung 980 1TB, Raid 0: 1TB 850 EVO + 1TB 860 EVO. Sabrent USB-C DS-SC5B docking station: 6TB WDC Black, 6TB Ironwolf Pro; 2TB WDC Black
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    750W Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium
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    Fractal Design Meshify 2
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    EK-AIO 360 D-RGB w/Phanteks 120 T30 fans, 2x Noctua NF-A14 Chromax case
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    Logitech G305 wireless gaming
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    Defender, Macrium Reflect 8 ;-)
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    1-AOC G2460PG 24"G-Sync 144Hz/ 2nd 1-ASUS VG248QE 24"/ 3rd LG 43" series
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    G710+x3
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AntonisCy

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Thank you to every one for their replies.

Guess i might be getting my self an SSD soon :p
 

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    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ideaCentre 510-15ICB
    CPU
    Intel i3-8100 CPU @ 3.60GHz
    Motherboard
    Intel B360
    Memory
    1 x 4GB 2666 Mbps SAMSUNG M378A5244CB0-CTD
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    High Definition (HD) Audio, Realtek® ALC233 codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster 2494HS (HDMI)
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    1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz
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    1TB HDD
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QVO = Samsungs QLC SSD.
Friend of mine is on his third replacement 860 QVO for some reason they keep failing.
 

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    Windows 11 21H2 OS Build 22000.282
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Build
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
    Motherboard
    Asus PRIME B350-PLUS
    Memory
    16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 @3000Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte Aorus GTX1080TI
    Sound Card
    On Board Realtec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer KA241
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 @60Hz
    Hard Drives
    240GB PNY CS900 SSD - OS
    1 TB Crucial MX500 SSD
    500GB Crucial MX300 SSD
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM001-1ER164
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM008-2FR102
    4TB Seagate ST4000DM000-1F2168
    PSU
    EVGA 750GQ Gold Certified
    Case
    Cooler Master 690 III
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    Akasa AK98 5 Case Fans
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    Logitech K270 - wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech - wireless
    Internet Speed
    BT Fibre 75 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Use hardware KVM to switch monitors on three PCs and software (input director) to use mouse and keyboard on all 4 PCs.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 21H2 build 22000.282
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3881 - modified with SFX PSU fitted internally
    CPU
    Intel i5 - 10400
    Motherboard
    Dell 032w55 version A00
    Memory
    16GB of HyperX Fury @ 2133 Mhz
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 6GB GTX 1060.
    Sound Card
    Builtin
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ACER KA241
    Screen Resolution
    1920x 1080 @60Hz
    Hard Drives
    256GB SK hynix NVMe
    1TB Western Digital WD10EZEX-75WN4A1
    PSU
    Modular 450 Watt Corsair SF450 Platinum ( Mod to replace the Dell 65 Watt PSU)
    Case
    Inspiron Small Desktop
    Cooling
    Dell stock cooler
    Mouse
    Dell
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Internet Speed
    BT Fibre 75 Mbps
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    Firefox
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    Windows Defender
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    Use hardware KVM to switch monitors on three PCs and software (input director) to use mouse and keyboard on all 4 PCs.
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I've never had a SSD fail and have been using them for years. I got rid of the old clunking 3.5 inch HDD's a while back and haven't for a moment missed them.
 

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  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Homebuilt
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
    Motherboard
    Asus ROG Strix X570 - E Gaming
    Memory
    Predator 32gb 3200mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX1650 Super
    Sound Card
    Realtek onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony 43" TV
    Screen Resolution
    4K
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 Pro 1TB
    Samsung 970 EVO 500gb
    PSU
    Corsair RM85x White
    Case
    Lian-Li Lancool Mesh
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-15S | 8 x Lian Li 120mm fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech K350
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Ergo Trackball
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    Fibre - warp speed
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    Microsoft Edge Stable
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