SSD Lifespan

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  1. Posts : 3,988
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu

    I have moved the pagefile.sys and the temp (windows and user) folders to the HDD.
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  2. Posts : 297
    Windows 10 - Ver: 20H2 - Build: 19042.804

    Mooly said:
    My Crucial 256Gb SSD reports 92% life remaining and 32TB of data written to it (that's 32 Terabytes). Its been installed for perhaps 4 years now and is performing faultlessly. It gets plenty of use with Windows Insider builds being installed weekly.
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    Maybe a little OT, what program are you using ?
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  3. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit

    sbh7600 said:
    Maybe a little OT, what program are you using ?
    That's Crucial's "Storage Executive".

    Which I just downloaded for the first time. Bad idea. It seems to think that my Crucial MX100 is really an M510 and then won't allow me to update firmware from mu01 to mu03---which is just as well since the drive is performing well as is.

    I just got off a 30 minute chat session with Crucial about the issue. No help whatsoever. So I uninstalled Storage Executive and will continue on mu01.
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  4. Posts : 297
    Windows 10 - Ver: 20H2 - Build: 19042.804

    Sad, there wasn't any help from them :-(
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    Windows 10

    Great story, @Bree! Thanks for sharing. I'm not sure I can handle the revised Gloria Estefan lyrics at the end, but we tech writers get our jollies where and when we can. Sigh.
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  6. Posts : 34
    Windows 10 pro

    Hello. This is my first post here. I used Linux for about 20 years (I am a 38 year old geek from the UNIX and MS-DOS days) and the disk writes were about 4TB per year. This was all using HDDs.
    I returned to Windows 5 months ago after buying a laptop with a ssd and windows 10 home. I paid for an upgrade to pro. Now I found that Windows is writing about 1TB to my disk per month and quite a bit of it is when I leave the laptop unattended for an hour or so.
    hwinfo says it has 99% left 9. It started saying so at about 3 or 3.5TB. I am now up to 4.5TB.
    I did some search on the internet and it was suggested I disable hibernate, sysmain/prefetch service. I did all of those and I even disabled the pagefile since 16GB of ram for an office computer are enough. I also moved firefox's cache dir to drive d:\ (an hdd) via a symlink.
    As this is my first ssd, should I be worried? Are the hwinfo numbers accurate?

    In reality, Windows 10 is too slow for a hdd. I'm getting the same read/write speeds on a SSD that Linux was achieving (before meltdown/spectre mitigations) on a HDD. So moving Windows 10 to a hdd is not an option.

    Any suggestions for where to proceed from here? How can I tell what windows is doing behind my back? hwinfo registered 80GB in the last 24 hours of which about 76GB during afk time.
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  7. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit

    hussam said:
    As this is my first ssd, should I be worried?
    I'd find out the TBW spec for your specific SSD from the manufacturer's page.

    You are writing 1TB a month; 12 a year. Close to a decade to write 100 TB.

    The chances of you hitting the TBW before you want to replace it is very low. The chances of hitting it during the drive's warranty period is even lower.

    Unless you have a spectacular increase in writes or an unheard of low TBW spec, I wouldn't give it a thought.
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  8. Posts : 34
    Windows 10 pro

    That is on average though. Today, it did 80GB so far. If it does that every day, that is 2.4TB per month.

    The ssd is asamsung mzvlw256 that shipped with my lenovo laptop.
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    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit

    Not sure, but I think the TBW on that drive is about 150. It is 1.2 petabytes for the 2 TB version.

    Monitor your writes. 2.4 a month for a year is 29 TB; about 5 years to use up the 150---if 2.4 monthly persists.

    I'd guess it has a 5 year warranty.

    That drive uses TLC chips.
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  10. Posts : 34
    Windows 10 pro

    Would waiting till it is 98% left, then multiplying the currently written by 100/(100-98) give me the estimated total life writes?
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