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Myths about Solid State Drive

Myths about Solid State Drive

As long as the invention of SSD, most people are thrilled about the incredible speed of solid state drive. However, some people think SSD is not mature enough for daily usage. Here are the top 3 misunderstandings of SSD:

  1. SSD is much reliable than people think they are
  2. The lifespan of SSD is more than you think
  3. Impossible to recover data from broken SSD


SSD is much reliable than people think they are

Unlike mechanical hard drive, solid state drive are immune to common mechanical problems like broken drive’s head and bad sectors. SSD is built with NAND flash memory and it is anti-shock and vibration-endurance. It rarely suffers data loss compared to traditional hard drive.

The lifespan of SSD is more than you think

Just like all electronic products, SSD has its life expectancy as well. SSD has its read/write limit but most SSDs usually can be used at least 3 – 4 years with latest SLC caching technology.

Impossible to recover data from broken SSD

For the data recovery issue, recovering data from hard drive required hours and hours hardworking for that. Even for the traditional hard drives, the probability of retrieving data is only 50-50. Besides, data recovery technology has limited customer unable to save particular files. Asides from that, latest SSD supports TRIM command but the data recovery technology on SSD  is not sophisticated enough. Thus, recovering data from SSD is relatively more difficult than HDD.

The bottom line is doing regular backups on other storage devices always the best solution for that. In other words, the appearance of SSD seems to solve the transfer speed limit of traditional hard drive.

Nowadays, SSD are capable to compete with mechanical hard drive as its stability, reliability and large capacity. Therefore, it is irresponsible to argue SSD is not reliable and stable to replace traditional hard drive. It only takes a matter of time for SSD to replace HDD.

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