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    How long will an SSD last?

    How long will an SSD last in a linux receiver such as a VU+ Duo 2? I'm recording 3 radio stations 24 hours a day every day of the year. I'm also recording a few hours of TV every day.

    I just have a crappy Sandisk 100 GB SSD. It's not a long lasting drive like a Samsung EVO.

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    Hows longs a piece of string?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sicilian View Post
    Hows longs a piece of string?
    Twice the length from the middle to the end.

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    Hi,
    it depends a lot on the use case and the type. Normally you can fill a SDD a few times each day for several years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyFan View Post
    How long will an SSD last in a linux receiver such as a VU+ Duo 2? I'm recording 3 radio stations 24 hours a day every day of the year. I'm also recording a few hours of TV every day.
    The usually have a lifetime total write of 160~200TB (for a 480GB SSD - the rating is roughly proportional to the storage size).
    However, you don't need the speed of an SSD (particularly not for a radio recording). So why not just use an HDD?
    (PS: My Linux laptop is at 8TB writes after 5 years - but it's not heavily written to.)
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