1.    07 Sep 2016 #1
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    SSD warning signs?

    Just a curiousity but does Windows 10/SSDs give you on screen warning signs when an SSD is on it's last legs? I'm sure Samsung Evo 500gb has many years of life ahead (machine is only a year old) but I wonder if Windows 10 does anything to tell you the end is near without 3rd party solutions?
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  2.    07 Sep 2016 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2016
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    Windows 10 14590 x64 and Win Insider test builds

    Good question I 'm on an OCZ- Toshiba Vector 180 SSD right now just for these Insider win betas apart from the AU on another drive ..but only windows 10 software & trim controls not the usual SSD downloadable bloatware ..........I'm thinking initiating a diag at boot or nearly so might be a tell or moreover critical bad block errors in win event viewer- error logs and or declining performance trends would be plausible tells
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  3.    07 Sep 2016 #3
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    You an get the SMART statuses with CrystalDiskInfo (there is a portable version).

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    I may be wrong but I believe SSDs tend to just fail without warning unlike HDD though..
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  4.    07 Sep 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post

    I may be wrong but I believe SSDs tend to just fail without warning unlike HDD though..
    thanks guys, I have tried googling around. It seems the general consensus is they just fail without much warning like you suggested. I was just curious about it and hoped that these days via combo of Windows and the SSD firmware they'd be intelligent enough to detect impending doom and warn the user suitably on screen
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  5.    07 Sep 2016 #5
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    Windows 7

    Most SSDs have SMART warnings which should be heeded but the absence of a warning does not necessarily mean all is well. Experience has shown that SSDs typically fail without any prior warnings of any kind. Conventional drives often provide warnings but you can't rely on that either. I had one drive that was working fine one day, no warnings of any kind, the next day it wasn't even recognized by the BIOS. Science has a long way to go before meaningful prediction of electronic component failure becomes a reality.
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