The research, which encompassed some 1,850 customers across North America, Europe and Asia, found that 92% were using SSDs now, but the number reporting failures had grown.

Almost four in 10 – 38% of respondents – said they had encountered a failure with an SSD.

With hard drives, a bad motor or scratch in the platter can cause failure.

Because there are no moving parts in SSDs, general electric failure or wear levelling failure are more common."

Error evidence

Earlier this year, research from Google found that compared to hard disks, SSDs had a significantly lower replacement rate, but on the other hand, they also experienced a considerably higher rate of uncorrectable errors.

SSHD adoption is now at 23%, although helium drives are still only at 3% in terms of their global uptake.

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