SSDs longevity and reliability - how do they compare to HDDs?
SSDs are gaining in popularity for a number of reasons; cost is coming down, storage capacity is increasing, and the current shortage of HDDs due to the flooding in Thailand, just to name a few. But how does the longevity compare to HDDs? HDDs are what I would consider a pretty mature technology, and generally provide long and reliable service. In the past, SSDs did not have a sterling reputation for a long service life. How do SSDs today perform with respect to longevity and reliability?