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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 01-Dec-15 18:18:15
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Anyone know what the average lifetime of a consumer SSD is, I have a crucial SSD with a 3 year warranty and google hasn't helped?

Tim
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Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Tue 01-Dec-15 18:45:59
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SSD lifetimes are defined by the total amount of data that is written to them, since each sector can only be written to a few thousand times before it wears out and has to be reallocated. Comparative studies have been done but all SSDs lose capacity as more and more sectors get reallocated.

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Standard User petsy
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 01-Dec-15 20:01:04
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I've had my ssd for over 3 years and it's performance is only slightly diminished from when I first got it simply by using trim and garbage collection.
I think the normal user shouldn't worry about when their ssd is going to wear out as it'll last till your next pc upgrade.


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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 01-Dec-15 20:19:10
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Well the 3 year warranty is certainly longer than the year given on some mechanical drives. Note on upgrades I'm still using a P35 motherboard with an E8400 core duo cpu, I like to upgrade less often.

Tim
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Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Tue 01-Dec-15 20:24:41
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Make sure that TRIM is enabled in order to get the best performance from your SSD.

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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 01-Dec-15 20:29:42
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It is according to HD sentinel.

Tim
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Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Tue 01-Dec-15 20:30:38
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I've been using WD drives with a 5-year warranty of late, so far so good...

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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 01-Dec-15 20:43:11
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Ah yes WD black, I still have an external WD still going well out of warranty but you can't beat SSD for performance, my boot times are around 5 secs and program access is pretty quick.

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Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Tue 01-Dec-15 21:19:50
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Yes, my present 1TB 5-year old Seagate is starting to develop the odd bad sector. I'll replace with a Samsung EVO Pro SSD for system (younger son uses one and is very happy with it) together with a WD black for data.

Everything on my system is backed up every which way - maybe it's overkill, but rather that than underkill (if that's a valid word)

Picking up on an earlier comment about SSD defrag and Windows 10, I'm running Windows 7 Pro on this system, scheduled defrag is turned off, should I do anything to ensure Windows doesn't try to defrag an SSD?

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 01-Dec-15 21:23:38
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I have a Corsair 128GB force 3 drive, that is just over 4 years old and is still working. a bit slow by today's standards.

I am looking at getting a Corsair Neutron XT the 240GB one looks good value.

Adrian

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