Just had my second SSD suddenly die without any warning
First one died with 6 months remaining of the three year warranty. Dealer replaced with another and this has just died. The replacement lasted just over 3 years.
The most annoying aspect is having to not only replace the Linux operating system (takes about ten minutes) it is the numerous utilities, user names, passwords and data. Most of the day has passed and I am still tweaking to try and get back to where I was a couple of days ago.
This third SSD is a 250 Gb Samsung with a five year warranty. Hopefully it will last the warranty period and it will be quite some time before I have to start the installation process again.
I currently use this excellent Linux Grsync utility but would prefer a dedicated program which runs in the background.
Don;t forget to check the remaining warranty on any SSD and verify your backups!