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    SSD Write Cycle question

    I understand that an SSD only has so many write cycle's in it';s life. But if a drive is filled with data that rarely changes, and is only accessed but not written to or erased, would this mean that it's life is greatly extended because there are very little write cycles? And, if this is the case, would it be out of the question that an SSD lives for 5-10-15 years? Thank you.

    And I guess I have to ask: Has anyone had a SSD fail because of a too many write cycles, or other death?
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    If the SSD contents are not changed then yes it will very likely last longer.

    I've never had an SSD fail due to writes even after years of service so. Others I've seen people post seemed to be controller failures. So in general I wouldn't worry about write durability for the average user since it seems rare that anyone surpasses it.

    Also I find it highly unlikely you'll *want* to use the same drive in 15 years. By then you'll be able to get a much faster drive with more capacity for a fraction of the price. It's also possible that systems of the future won't support the drives of today. Planning that far into the future just isn't realistic.
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