In laptops - yes, hard drives will soon be gone. For desktops, not quite yet, at least for storage drives. It will be a few more years until 4TB SSD drives are affordable (I just bought a few 4TB hard drives for archive storage). By then, will people be demanding 20TB storage drives? Maybe, but hard drives will become more of a server-type product...
I suspect we may see more hybrid drives. 256GB SSD + 2TB hard drive in a laptop, so you can be fast and still have plenty of room for as many photos and videos as you want to store.
SSD are not reliable, at least in my experience, I have far many more failures on SSDs than standard drives. To the point, I just do not trust them.
posted: Sep. 2, 2014 @ 10:11a
This is TLC flash drive, life span is questionable.
posted: Sep. 2, 2014 @ 12:32p
i have a Samsung 830 64gb which i use it for my desktop. i bought it in 2011. knock on wood* trouble free thus far. I leave my computer on 24/7.
posted: Sep. 2, 2014 @ 10:02p
palo34 said: SSD are not reliable, at least in my experience, I have far many more failures on SSDs than standard drives. To the point, I just do not trust them.
Thank you for your opinion, but your experience does not represent a valid sample size. My experience has been the opposite. I've had 4 different SSD's in the last 3 years, and I've never had a non-recoverable failure. I've had about 2 or 3 of my last 10 HDD's fail to the point that I had to have them replaced.
With my current Samsung SSD, it's been running for ~10 months with nothing more than a hiccup. On a few occasions it failed to boot, but that was more of a motherboard/OS issue than a drive failure. Each time, it occurred after downloading Windows patches. Note that my experience is not a valid sample size either.
posted: Sep. 2, 2014 @ 10:03p
spring93 said: This is TLC flash drive, life span is questionable. Maybe true, but the vast majority of users will probably replace this drive long before the TLC memory is used up.
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