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I have heard about problems with SSD used for system partition and paging file on it. Which brand / type of SSD can be used as system partition safely for 2-3 years?

Remarks: - i never turn off my computer. - planning to keep user profile on HDD partition.

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Don't give too much about SSD fail propaganda. They can fail as much as HDDs can.

One of the best and reliable SSDs are produced by: (Ordered alphabetically)

  • Crucial, m4 series
  • Intel, the 320 ones
  • Samsung, their 830 series

You shouldn't rely on anything for "safely" 2-3 years, make regular backups and you are safe for eternity. Go and buy a SSD to enjoy a totally new user experience.

Check also this out concerning SSD reliability.

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The m4 series is only reliable using the latest firmware - before it can cause an BSOD every hour (AKA "0x00000f4 error"). –  Robert Jan 26 '12 at 15:52
    
@Robert after 5000 hours yes. One thing to mention is, which is a big + for the m4, how crucial handled that bug. –  bamboon Jan 26 '12 at 16:20

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