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Solid State Drives

by DaltMyas / July 16, 2013 5:17 PM PDT

Is it true that Solid State Drives (SSD) such as the ones found in Macbook Airs need replacing much more frequently than traditional hard drives?

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by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / July 16, 2013 10:00 PM PDT
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All SSD drives have a limited number of "Write" actions that can be performed before the drive needs replacing.

No problems with the "Read" actions though.

This limitation applies to all drives of this type, regardless of the platform in which they are installed


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And adding more RAM extends this. Link follows.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 17, 2013 3:19 AM PDT
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