My first SSD, a 60Gb OCZ Vertex II ceased to be last week. I didn’t take “no moving parts” to mean “no pulse”. This wasn’t the vague threat of “SSD wearing” – but simple undetectable dead drive.
Luckily, I sync most of my data to the cloud, so the interruption was inconvenient, but not catastrophic.
SSD’s – great new tools, but they still fail. I mustn’t get complacent.
Unfortunately everything on my desktop was gone. The most commonly used “workspace” – but it doesn’t sync readily to the cloud. There goes quite a few hours work. I’ve since made a simple script to copy the desktop to the cloud folder each night – at least that will reduce the future impact to just a day’s work.