Check Point plans to discontinue the standard hard disk drive (HDD) versions of our 3100, 3200 and 5900 appliances. The SSD versions of these models will remain. (3100 SSD, 3200 SSD, 5900 SSD : Stand Alone (SA) management supported)
The 3600, 3800, 6200, 6400. 6600, 6700, 6900 and 7000 appliances are only available in SSD, and support the Standalone configuration.
This depends upon the model. The drives in the 3000 and 5000 appliances, except from 5900, are not Field Replicable Units (FRU), thus a FRU option is not available. These need to be ordered with the SSD-INSTALL option.
A FRU option for the 15000 and 23000 appliances will be available soon. These can also be added when first ordering the appliance with the SSD-INSTALL option.
While the failure rate from a moving part malfunction is not a concern in SSDs, they typically wear out faster due to repetitive read-writes. For this reason, Check Point has chosen one of the highest endurance enterprise grade SSDs available in the market. Their typical lifespan is from 5 to 10 years.