Crystal Disk Info - Is it safe to use on a SSD Hard Drive?


  1. Posts : 110
    Windows 10 Home 21H2
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    Crystal Disk Info - Is it safe to use on a SSD Hard Drive?


    I did a search but couldn't find the answer I'm after.

    When CrystalDiskInfo is running does it continuously read/write anything to the hard drive, which from what I've read is not good for a SSD?
    On my previous laptop it had a normal HDD (first time using a SSD) and didn't think about how programs operated before.
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  2. Posts : 43,195
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #2

    No problems with a SSD - it can be set to periodically read parameters from the disk, which is not related to reading or scanning the disk surface.
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  3. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
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    Autobahn said:

    When CrystalDiskInfo is running does it continuously read/write anything to the hard drive, which from what I've read is not good for a SSD?
    You can easily track how much you are writing to the SSD.

    The average user probably writes no more than 10 TB per year. I write less than 5.

    I wouldn't be concerned with it unless you are writing much more than that.

    Your drive has a "TBW" rating (terabytes written). It's probably at least 100 and could be several hundred, depending on size. If you exceeded that number, the manufacturer might decline a warranty claim.......but warranties are rarely good for more than 5 years anyway.

    Reading causes virtually no wear, so I wouldn't bother tracking it at all--although you could.
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  4. Posts : 110
    Windows 10 Home 21H2
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    dalchina said:
    No problems with a SSD - it can be set to periodically read parameters from the disk, which is not related to reading or scanning the disk surface.
    So I can let it continuously run like I did on my HDD on my previous laptop (I had it automatically start with Windows) and there's nothing to worry about, or would it be best not to start it with Windows?
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  5. Posts : 43,195
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #5

    Thank you for your reply.

    Set it to monitor against thresholds, so you get early warning of degradation by the means you have chosen.

    If you want to see how much a process is reading and writing try this simple free tool:

    https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/app_re...e_counter.html
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