Reply to post: Re: "SSDs fail at an alarming rate in space"

HPE supercomputer is still crunching numbers in space after 340 days

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Re: "SSDs fail at an alarming rate in space"

I think the point the original poster was trying to make is that it's pretty much all or nothing with SSDs - when they fail, it's generally without warning and there's little or no hope of recovery. Conversely, you usually get some warning with HDDs - SMART alerts, bad-sector alerts during scans, physical noises, etc.

(though from personal experience, SMART mointoring has been spectacularly useless when it comes to flagging up potential issues!)

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