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Is this amount of Data writen normal for a SSD?

Discussion in 'Storage' started by TMCThomas, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. TMCThomas

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    Hello everyone!

    I recently took a look at the statistics of my Hardrives and saw that my 128GB Samsung SSD had writen a total of 7,392TB of data (7569GB) over the past (almost) 2 years. Which seemed a bit high to me. So I wrote the numbers down to compare it two weeks later. I just checked and saw that the amount of GB's written has increased with 240GB over 2 weeks time. Since I'm no SSD expert I wondering if these are normal numbers for a 128GB SSD or way to high.? I must mention that the SSD is my main drive with windows installed on it. All the bigger programs/games go to the 1TB HDD.
    Best Regards, Thomas Mulder.
     
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    Well, each to their own.

    Really, there is no set standards, doh.
     
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    I've got 5TB on a 1 year old drive but I have copied and deleted a lot of stuff very often , so nothing unusual as far as I am concerned. SSD's are no where as fragile as many seem to believe. So use the hell out of it and stop worrying. If it fails it will do it most likely because of other causes.
     
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    My 850 EVO hit the 10TB writes recently.
     
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    better move all temp-tmp windows folder to a traditional hard disk. you will lower your writes a lot
     
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    6800 GB / 100% [1TB] after 2.4 years, so I don't think you're out of the ballpark, I don't even use the drive that much (2nd drive in system). My first drive doesn't show me any stats like that, it's older but still at 99% left [also1TB].
     
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    Didn't someone do a torture test and ssds lasted into the petabytes.
     
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    Thanks for all the responses everyone! I guess there's nothing to worry about than :)
     
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    Samsung SSDs lasted the longest, I believe.
     
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    First to the OP your math is wrong

    A modern SSD can take well over 200Tb. Your traditional drive can only do about 50,000Gb so don't move any folders
     
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    I've written 9TB in 1,5 years (roughly) to my 850 Pro. I'm not babysitting the drive, I'm just using it like I have old HDD's.
     
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    There's no reason to worry, mate. Average SSD will easily "outlast" 50 TB write cycles.
    My Mushkin Triactor is 8 months old and has almost 3 TB total host writes and slightly under 2,5 TB total NAND writes.
     
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    I'd say the Internet did a wonderful job installing paranoia onto people regarding SSD write cycles.
     
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    Exactly. Those SSD torture tests showed numbers way beyond the official endurance specs.
    And though like with HDD's some may fail sooner, they still will last longer than the PC itself.
     
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    My SSDs

    Samsung 850 EVO: less than a month: 0.5 TB -
    Samsung 750 EVO: roughly 2 months: 2 TB
    1 year old Kingston HyperX: 6 TB host written
    8 month Kingston SSDNow: 4 TB host written

    All of them still at 100% life :) Reaching the TBW value is rare in normal usage. Most likely you'll upgrade it before
     
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    Well, it's just a (relatively cheap) consumer appliance after all. Better safe than sorry ;)
     
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    My Intel Pro 2500 480GB is at 8334GB total after around 16 months of use. This is the only drive in an enterprise managed development machine, so I'd bet this should be a bit higher than most people would be seeing in a home setting.
     
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    What really does with writes are virtual machines if you have to recover images regularly. I've used up like 2TB of writes in 1 week of testing antiviruses where you have to scrap the image for each test and sometimes you had to do it several times for one test.
     
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    Browsers have been found to write copious amounts of data. They simply write your tabs to disk every second or so, just to be able to restore them in case of a crash. I'm sure other things are just as happy to write stuff on your storage.
     
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    Browsers only store tab state (URL) and user inserted data. They do not store whole pages. I browse tons and it hardly even affects the writes.
     
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    If you are talking about he techreport test, the Samsung started to fail first. It started to have reallocated sectors after just 100TB written, way before any of the other drives actually.
     
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    https://www.golem.de/news/ssd-langz...naten-tod-durch-2-4-petabyte-1503-112950.html

    this was an extreme test conducted from some german reviewers. After 2.4 Petabytes of data written on the SSD it died. No worried. The worst SSDs will go at least 300TB, which is like 40 times what you have.
     
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