An anonymous reader writes: Tom's Hardware has the first look at SSD failure rates. The chart on the last page confirms what everyone's suspected from all those SSD recalls and firmware updates — SSDs aren't more reliable than hard drives. And that's from a sample of 155,000 X25-Ms!
Some of the conclusions are kind of interesting. Even though they looked at SSDs in data centers, there was no infant mortality. And SMART data didn't really help predict errors. Another good reason to keep everything backed up I guess.