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Just How Much Writing/Rewriting Can SSDs Take?

St0ry 709 30 September 29, 2015 at 04:29 PM
Is SSD wear-out still a concern with the more modern (2014-ish) drives?

Say I have a 120GB SSD and write about 3TB of data each month. How long can I reasonably expect it to last?

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Is SSD wear-out still a concern with the more modern (2014-ish) drives?

Say I have a 120GB SSD and write about 3TB of data each month. How long can I reasonably expect it to last?
It varies by model and size. What are you writing to the drive? That is a lot of data.
Most outlast the specs by a significant margin...
http://techreport.com/review/2790...e-all-dead
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I download from newsgroups, so a lot of rars that then need to be extracted. And I recently upgraded to a gigabit connection so my mechanical drive isn't able to keep up with the the speeds.

I plan to have a 120GB SSD as the download drive, and then extract the rars onto another HDD.
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I download from newsgroups, so a lot of rars that then need to be extracted. And I recently upgraded to a gigabit connection so my mechanical drive isn't able to keep up with the the speeds.

I plan to have a 120GB SSD as the download drive, and then extract the rars onto another HDD.
How large can the files be that you can't wait for them to finish. With gigabit speed it may not keep up with the spinner but has to be pretty quick.
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It's not the size of the files, it's the fact that the rars are being written, checked, repaired if necessary and extracted to the same disk all at the same time.
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I would say get the SSD and use it how you would. Doesn't sound like the data your writing is mission critical. I can't say drives have gotten more reliable as far as cell write numbers but I would guess the algorithms around that are constantly improving. Chances are if you "use up" a drive in a few years new ones will be much cheaper, faster and larger when you need to upgrade anyways.

As always keep a good backup, update the drives firmware and use the manufactures tools to check for health. Your better known brands tend to have the best tools (Intel & Samsung).
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I would say get the SSD and use it how you would. Doesn't sound like the data your writing is mission critical. I can't say drives have gotten more reliable as far as cell write numbers but I would guess the algorithms around that are constantly improving. Chances are if you "use up" a drive in a few years new ones will be much cheaper, faster and larger when you need to upgrade anyways.

As always keep a good backup, update the drives firmware and use the manufactures tools to check for health. Your better known brands tend to have the best tools (Intel & Samsung).
Generally this, though also consider whether you can really consume all of the media that you're downloading off of Usenet at 1Gb/s, totally legally I'm sure Stick Out Tongue
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You shouldn't be worried at all. 3TB/month is peanuts. Even for a conservative low end life estimate your drive would last 10 years+. Many drives now chug away happily into the 1 Petabyte + territory.
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Yeah I think I'm going to go ahead and start doing this. Considering a 120GB SSD can be had now for ~$40 or less, even if it lasts just 1 year it's not a huge deal to keep replacing it.

Thanks for the feedback
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to cut lost, sell dying SSD before it become garbage. some people don't mind.

friend bought a used 128gb, with 600TB hostwrite, he wasn't happy about the seller try to hide this info.
i told him, since it's bargain price, and no reserved space is used, even it only last another 50TB, can last another decade.
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