> > Yeah, pretty much. Once you burn through the write endurance, the SSD is toast.
> > That's why I keep my swap files, scratch space for compiling MAME, etc. on a hard
> > disk and just keep OS and applications on SSD. That way I'm not using up the write
> > endurance too quickly.
> But with larger SSD coming, people just put everything on the SSD, and that's how
> they fry so quickly. Whenever anyone I know gets an SSD, I always tell them to 1.
> never defrag it (I still hear of people doing it) and 2. don't put working files in
> it. When I explain why they all go like, oh then SSD is crap. It's not crap, it's
> something that has a different usage than the mechanical HDs. I've moved/hardlinked
> all the temporal/working folders off the SSD, and basically I only have apps and sys
> in it, and after 3 years it's still healthy, while I got an external HD bought at the
> same time converted into a brick (haven't got any luck with it yet).
> I think the worst they did is make SSDs work exactly like mechanical HDs from the
> system pov, that makes people think they are the same and misuse them.
> Also I don't understand why once the SSD is fried, it doesn't default to read-only.
> It should be the case for *all* SSDs imho. Not like making it possible would double
> the price on them.
Right, and most PCs only contain a single drive, be it SDD or HDD. Explaining to people that they should have an OS drive and a data drive is a difficult concept, the majority don't even understand the difference between HDD space and system memory, furthermore 2 drives is most expensive, and most store bought PCs try to be as cheap as possible.
Also if you buy a drive as an upgrade most of the migration tools just copy the drive content, leaving the same setup as before.
Furthermore, even if you have multiple drives, Windows, even 10 REALLY doesn't like you having your work folders on a different drive to the rest of the OS, something that really should have been working properly in 8 (it actually worked better in earlier versions of Windows, but the upgrade to 8 would either reset it to one drive, or fail to install) Of course prior versions of Windows don't support some other important SDD features properly either, another problem because a lot of people still don't want 8 or 10.
then when they fail, they fail, no chance to recover anything.
then you have hybrid drives, which just seem to be the worst of both worlds...