SSD drives have come a long ways over the years since they first appeared on the market.
These drives do last longer than the drives which have mechanical moving parts and motors.
There are no heads to wear out, no platters to damage from the random head crashes that take place in disk drives.
If you're in the market for an SSD drive, I would spend some time on the web reviewing the customer reviews on any drive you have in mind.
Check their pros and cons about the device.
This is actually the best way to shop for a reliable product and be happy with what you end up with.
I also want to add here, doing research on the web about a product does not always accurately describe the drives abilities or non-abilities.
Sometimes people spend more time posting a product review when they are un-happy with it then they do when they are happy with it.
Some products I have that have worked flawlessly for me, I see on the web as a problem product.
Most of the reviews are from customers who do not have enough sense to read the owners manual first.
Or just do not know what the hell they are doing in the first place and call the product the worst piece of crap they wasted their money on!
So be open minded when reading customer reviews, because in this case, the customer may NOT always be right.
When you narrow your search down to a few drives you have in mind, post back some links to them and we'll offer some suggestions on the ones you have in mind.