11 Mt. Old P51 SSD Status Shows Health Has Dropped From 100% to 99%


  1. Posts : 554
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    11 Mt. Old P51 SSD Status Shows Health Has Dropped From 100% to 99%


    So this is the first notebook that I have owned with an SSD (238GB SAMSUNG MZVPW256HEGL-000L7). Hard Disk Sentinel which runs in the background and which I look at most every day to check the temps shows for the first time that the SSD that came with the notebook (still under warranty) the health has degraded 1%. I believe I know that SSDs do degrade over time but I would like your opinion whether or not this is normal and or whether or not this is something that I should be concerned with and possibly even take action over. TIA.

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    The "health" percentage is calculated by the tool, not the drive itself. So unless you know the precise formula HD Sentinel uses, a 1% difference doesn't tell you much.

    You would have to look at the actual SMART attributes and see which ones are degrading over time.

    With modern drives I personally wouldn't worry about it. Regardless of how new or old your drive is you should keep backups of your data.
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  3. CountMike's Avatar
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    To start with that program is not exactly good for checking SSDs. more geared toward HDDs. Life left/health are calculated using time used and how old it is, nothing to do with actual health. As long as there's no warnings or bad sectors.
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    I've had an oldish SSD that's been on 99% for around 2 years, never changes so not bothered.
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  5. Posts : 554
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    PolarNettles said:
    The "health" percentage is calculated by the tool, not the drive itself. So unless you know the precise formula HD Sentinel uses, a 1% difference doesn't tell you much.
    You would have to look at the actual SMART attributes and see which ones are degrading over time.
    With modern drives I personally wouldn't worry about it. Regardless of how new or old your drive is you should keep backups of your data.
    >The "health" percentage is calculated by the tool, not the drive itself

    Thanks for that info.

    >You would have to look at the actual SMART attributes and see which ones are degrading over time.

    I think CPUID HWMonitor does that but I don't really know how to get that info from that app

    >With modern drives I personally wouldn't worry about it. Regardless of how new or old your drive is you should keep backups of your data.

    Copy that.
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  6. CountMike's Avatar
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    What SSDs and HDDs do is write all events they are programmed to in SMART memory. It's up to programs to display and interpret them.
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