Well to be fair, the Falcon 2 is an 'early' tech so the long term reliability was always questionable. By the same token my Falcon 64GB is still going strong and I bought that at release! And aren't the Vertex 4 renowned for problems? Personally, if I get a yr out of a SSD I'm doing well. Mostly upgrading to higher/higher capacity then recycle them down through the family PC's.