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by John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc.

SSDs Get Cranky When Hot Too

May 11, 2015

Solid State Drives are becoming more and more popular, especially since the price difference between traditional hard drives and the no moving parts SSDs gets less and less. However, some experts have reported that the data doesn’t last as long as it does on a magnetic hard disk. Under normal conditions the data should last for two years on a consumer grade SSD. The data retention period is reduced in half for each 9 degrees increase from the optimal temperature of 77 degrees. In other words, the data will last one year if the temperature is 86. You may want to rethink using your SSD device (e.g. iPad, Surface Pro 3, etc.) to do any work while on vacation at the beach.

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