With both (all 3?) of the new consoles having motherboard-mounted, non-replaceable SSDs - can we assume that we're all comfortable with the lifespan of SSDs these days?
10 years ago the prevailing wisdom was that an SSD would probably fail within 2 or 3 years. Obviously this has improved over the years, but they're still not ever-lasting - they likely will fail at some point.
My personal experience with SSDs so far has been in desktops (easy to replace) or work laptops (the company's responsibility), and with the PS4 and Xbox One having mechanical drives if they failed you could open them up and replace them. So I think the Series X I just got is probably the first device I've bought where if the SSD fails out of warranty I'm probably going to have to buy a whole new console. Not that this stopped me buying it of course 😁
I've never personally had an SSD fail on me, but those old stories are still there at the back of my mind ...
Are my concerns out of date? Or are we no longer worried about SSD lifespans?