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Windows 7: SSD Life Scares me! Data written is huge

03 Aug 2011   #1
Nikkoelite

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
SSD Life Scares me! Data written is huge

Hey.


Since this is now my first SSD then I will go through the program "SSD Life" and check the status of my SSD now and then.

Today when I started I was a little scared of what was in the program itself.

[IMG]http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/7958/ssdlife.png[/ IMG]

My Lifetime has reduced from 1 April 2020 to 9th March 2020! (lol, not what I was worried about).

But I was shocked that it says that there have been over 1TB written to my SSD disk, even tho I've only had it for 2 weeks!

I filled it with the 80GB in the form of the Windows 7, games and applications.
Then I've also Page File and Hibernationfile on SSDn, which takes up 8GB and 6GB each.

Could it be Page and Hibernationfilen that makes me have so much data written on my SSD?

I have now changed my Pagefile to another Harddrive to see the difference.

Anyways, a friend of mine has another SSD.
On his SSD there has been 1300 GB written over 3512 hours!!

He has 300GB more written than me, but it has been used for 3500 hours more.

What's happening with my SSD?
Anyone?

Best regards!


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03 Aug 2011   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

As first action I would get rid of the hibernation file. Saves space on the SSD too.

Then I would periodically check in Resource Monitor > Disk tab which processes do all the writing.
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03 Aug 2011   #3
Nikkoelite

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
As first action I would get rid of the hibernation file. Saves space on the SSD too.

Then I would periodically check in Resource Monitor > Disk tab which processes do all the writing.

Hi.

I have got rid of the hibernation file.

About Resource Monitor, System is on top with a write of between 85000-120000 Bytes/second.

Second comes Firefox and then Skype.


Something is really strange about my SSD? I mean, So much data written in such short ammount of time.

Im really curious and would like to know whats writing so much!

Superfetch and Defrag have been disabled since day 1
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03 Aug 2011   #4
Nikkoelite

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I can also mention that in the last 1 hour the SSD has written 24GB.

I havent done anything but having Firefox and Skype running.

What is wrong? :S
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03 Aug 2011   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

None of those numbers look extraordinary. Maybe it was the indexing that did all the writes in the beginning. I would keep checking Resource Monitor from time to time. There are also a lot of error reports the system can write. Maybe you want to stop those.

Btw: I think it is not a good idea to turn Superfetch off - makes your system slower. But I know there are still a lot of people that worry about the extra write operations. I never turn it off and even on my 3 year old SSD I still have a lifetime until 2020. My other 4 SSDs are younger and will live even longer - if the program report is correct.
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03 Aug 2011   #6
Nikkoelite

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
None of those numbers look extraordinary. Maybe it was the indexing that did all the writes in the beginning. I would keep checking Resource Monitor from time to time. There are also a lot of error reports the system can write. Maybe you want to stop those.

Btw: I think it is not a good idea to turn Superfetch off - makes your system slower. But I know there are still a lot of people that worry about the extra write operations. I never turn it off and even on my 3 year old SSD I still have a lifetime until 2020. My other 4 SSDs are younger and will live even longer - if the program report is correct.

Thanks, but I've heard its prefered to turn it off that's why Ive done so.

If these numbers continue to grow like this I'm most likely going to re-install W7 from scratch and hope for the best.
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03 Aug 2011   #7
richyrichuk

Windows 7 Ultimate N 64-bit
 
 

just tried the program on my kingston SSD, and i dont have TRIM support as i knew already, but all my stats seem to be standard, and not really match
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03 Aug 2011   #8
Nikkoelite

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

In 3 minutes my SSD has written 700mb, when only System, Firefox, MSN and Skype are working according to Resource Monitor.

Something is really strange, and I'm thinkin about re-installing W7 immediately.
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03 Aug 2011   #9
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Use this tutorial and disable hibernate.> Hibernate - Enable or Disable

You don't get rid of it you just turn it off.

Search Indexing also takes some extra space when you first install Windows.
Nothing to worry about though.

The picture below is taken from the on going testing page of xtremeforums.> http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...e-25nm-Vs-34nm

They have written over 300 TiB to some of the SSD's now over 300,000GB. Over 200 TiB on several so over 200,000GB's of writes.
The ones with low write numbers are newly added to the testing.

Maybe that will give your concerns a rest.
As far as READ numbers they can run as much as 3-4 times Writes on an SSD.
My Reads are almost triple my Writes so far.
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03 Aug 2011   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nikkoelite View Post
In 3 minutes my SSD has written 700mb, when only System, Firefox, MSN and Skype are working according to Resource Monitor.

Something is really strange, and I'm thinkin about re-installing W7 immediately.
My guess would be that the system does most of the writes. As I said earlier, those are probably all sorts of reports and logs. Type eventvwr into the Start/search field and have a look how big your logs are.
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