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Solid State Drives (SSDs) are great, but there are still too many people who aren’t willing to pick them over more familiar Hard Disk Drives (HDDs). That’s because there are several myths surrounding SSDs, and one in particular that’s notorious: the myth that SSDs aren’t durable.

While it’s true that SSDs can handle only a finite number of writes, there are several other factors at play in deciding how far the life of an SSD will stretch. To understand SSDs better, the people at The Tech Report conducted a hardcore comparison of six SSDs of various brands. Each SSD responded differently to the tests, but all of them led to the same conclusion:

Yes, SSDs do die, but by the end, they all write several terabytes of data minimum. That’s more data than average consumers like you and I could realistically need.

The bottom line is that you’ll still need to be serious about backing up data on a SSD Hard Drives, SSDs, Flash Drives: How Long Will Your Storage Media Last? Hard Drives, SSDs, Flash Drives: How Long Will Your Storage Media Last? How long will hard drives, SSDs, flash drives continue to work, and how long will they store your data if you use them for archiving? Read More . But you can let go of the fear that SSDs aren’t durable and take advantage of the increased speed and performance they offer. You can even increase the lifespan of SSDs with tools and optimization tricks Top Tools for Managing and Maintaining Your SSD Top Tools for Managing and Maintaining Your SSD Did your SSD start out Usain Bolt fast, but now limps along? You can whip your drive back into shape using a handful of toolkits and optimization software, but caveat emptor: Some SSD optimization software... Read More .

Don’t let the myths floating around stop you from making the transition, but do consider these five things before you buy an SSD 5 Things You Should Consider When Buying An SSD 5 Things You Should Consider When Buying An SSD The world of home computing is moving towards solid state drives for storage. Should you buy one? Read More .

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What was the worst myth that you believed about SSDs? We’d love to hear about it in the comments!

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