All I know is my Windows PCs boot much faster after I replaced the HDs with 
I know the SSD can fail suddenly but I've had HDs do that too.  I'm kind of 
anal about backup with files backed up locally and in the cloud as well as (at 
least) weekly drive images.  My backups are all automated so it's fairly 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mercedes [] On Behalf Of Jim Cathey
> via Mercedes
> Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2018 1:03 AM
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> Cc: Jim Cathey <>
> Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT - desktop hard disks
> >
> > I have read that SSDs have a much longer lifespan, and are a lot
> > faster to boot (pun attempt).
> Completely false on both counts, depending on circumstances and subtracting
> the pun.
> ...


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