Originally Posted by webling
So now that I'm running servers with SSD's instead of HDD's I'm thinking that the SSD's will last longer since they have no moving parts. I know others have been using SSD for awhile now and I would be interested to know if they do actually last longer and what the other benefits are.
It actually depends on the SSD, Controller, type of NAND, etc. SSDs are generally marketed by the number of drive-writes per day. Cheap/Consumer drives may have as low as 4% of a drive write per day - such as the Crucial M500 960GB drive - you can write 40GB/day to the drive to stay within it's expected life-cycle [72 TB over 5 years]
Higher end drives like the Intel DC S3750 1.6 TB drives can do 16 TB written *every day* for 5 years. [29,220 TB over 5 years]
Even a more apples-to-apples comparison of the DC S3700 800G drive - can do 8 TB/day and 14,610 TB over 5 years.
So yes - they can
last longer - but just because they are SSD does not mean that they will.
I've had SAS15k drives that were running for 10+ years without failure that have read/written a lot
of data. That said I didn't save those statistics so I can't quote them here.
Originally Posted by MHostR
I use SSDs for more than 3 years on servers and on my PC. SSD last longer and it's way better in terms of performance and speed.
Using it on a PC it will likely last far longer than in a server environment - especially a server environment where you're logging to those SSDs and writing every change to them.