SSDs Losing Data After A Few Days With No Power?

There is a headline on Wired Some SSDs Can Lose Data After Just A Few Days In Storage. That sounds pretty dire, but when I read the article that's not really what I took away from it. I am not an expert on SSDs - I have replaced a couple of hard drives with SSDs on computers I use (including my current laptop), but that's about it.

What the article seems to be saying is that compared to traditional hard drives, SSDs can be considered more volatile under extreme conditions when left powered off for extended periods in high temperatures. In normal use, this does not appear to be a concern for most of us, so I think we can relax a little, at least as far a worrying about going on vacation and coming back to an SSD drive with bad data.


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