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How reliable is the flash storage in later Macbook pro models

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How reliable is the flash storage in later Macbook pro models compared to the harddrive in earlier models? Are there good statistics on the expected lifetime of both types of hardware?

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SSD are much better as compared to the HDDs

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Write speed for SSD is upto 500MB/s where as compared to HDD's it is only 120MB/s

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On average it takes 22 seconds for SSD to boot up and 40 seconds for the normal drive.

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SSD is safe from magnetism, where as HDD is not and Magents may erase the data.

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Failure rate for an SSD is 2.0 million hours compared to HDD having 1.5 million hours only.

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SSDs do not having moving parts, so no noise as well.

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drawback is that SSDs have smaller capacities as compared to HDDs where you get spaces in TBs

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I hope this helps, please let me know if you require more information.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

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