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Topic # 160428 6-Jan-2015 13:20
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I purchased an ex-lease laptop which I am very happy with. It has 128GB SSD. First time for me. I would like to evaluate the SSD for remaining life etc. What are the critical life stats etc and how to obtain and best interpret them? Thank you!

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  Reply # 1209221 6-Jan-2015 14:04
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What os are you using?

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  Reply # 1209252 6-Jan-2015 14:30
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Windows 7 pro installed currently. Ubuntu will be added later.

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  Reply # 1209253 6-Jan-2015 14:30
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Likely a non issue - read this.




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  Reply # 1209489 6-Jan-2015 20:20


I know SSDs are relatively new and a lot has has been written about the slow degradation of their storage.

But compared to hard disks, you have very much less chance of sudden total failure.

I am sure, that in a few years, a lot more of current SSDs than HDDs will still be in use.

I wouldn't worry personally.

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You must have more important things in life to worry about ;)

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  Reply # 1209530 6-Jan-2015 20:55
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I did lose an early 60GB SSD, gave me about 2 hours notice then went kaput. So far a hard drive has never done that, but I have had a few smart errors.




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  Reply # 1209535 6-Jan-2015 21:21
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Perhaps check the manufacturers site. Chances are they'll have test/monitoring software that'll do what you need.




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  Reply # 1209573 6-Jan-2015 22:21
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Your SSD will almost certainly outlast your laptop.
Try SSDlife Free for your peace of mind..




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  Reply # 1209597 6-Jan-2015 23:04
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Some of the earlier SSD's will lack the technology that elongates their life.
Many people here are happy to tell you that the life of the SSD is a non-issue but until we know what generation the SSD is, then all we know is you have the most expensive version of an earlier generation which were known for problems.
And you did say Ex-Lease

But yes they are improving year-on-year with the onboard technology that elongates their life by writing data to the least used cells etc

I think the link above might point to where I am thinking of - a test was done by someone which found when they continually write data, they lasted much longer than expected.
And when you look at the amount of writing that the average home user does to the SSD, it would last longer than expected.

Like how an FL backlit LCD TV is ment to last 20,000 hours - may not sound like much, but at 4 hours a day, thats 12 years.




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  Reply # 1209629 7-Jan-2015 07:06
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I have 3 SSDs since the day they were released. all 3 are still alive and well. i hope they continue to do so. i plan to use the oldest one in my PS3 one day ... :D (paid $900 for 120GB!!!)

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  Reply # 1209645 7-Jan-2015 08:25
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Hard Disk Sentinel will let you know how many hours use the drive has on it etc, handy little program :)





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  Reply # 1210555 8-Jan-2015 14:19
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SSDLife was the most reassuring - 'excellent' and another 9 years life. But it also said lifetime throughput for my drive was not recorded. So I'm guessing it was a silly estimate. HDDSentinal said "more than 1000 days". Toshiba Utilities had some interesting features but could not do much with my particular drive.

Problem solved, good to know it's not an issue in practice.

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  Reply # 1210579 8-Jan-2015 14:41
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Relax, SSDs are ok :)

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