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#1 landog

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 03:52 PM

All other things being equal, should a 512GB SSD last twice as long as a 256GB SSD?

#2 continuum

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 04:22 PM

That's an overly simplistic question to a very complex set of possible answers, but assuming you mean total amount of writes, yes, it should have double the endurance.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 06:44 PM

What will you use the drive for?

For most people, SSD endurance is not an issue. Storagereview and other sites have abused SSDs with good results:

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Also, it might be a better idea/cheaper option to buy an "name-brand" SSD and then buy a separate enclosure.

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#4 landog

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 07:57 PM

That's an overly simplistic question to a very complex set of possible answers, but assuming you mean total amount of writes, yes, it should have double the endurance.

I realize that I was dumbing down the issue - thanks for your reply!

#5 landog

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 08:01 PM

What will you use the drive for?

the boot drive in a Windows 7 PC.
Dell Studio XPS 8100
i7 870 2.93 GHz
16 GB RAM
6 GB/s SATA

Also, it might be a better idea/cheaper option to buy an "name-brand" SSD and then buy a separate enclosure.

Can you elaborate on this? I'm not sure what you mean. Thanks.

#6 continuum

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 01:09 PM

I would not be worried SSD endurance on a modern SSD. It just isn't an issue under typical or even most "extreme" desktop loads. Only the very, very most severe desktop use cases are going to be an issue, and 99.999% of enthusiasts never reach these loads.



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