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Windows 7: Looking after an SSD drive

21 Mar 2014   #21
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21 Mar 2014   #22
Jambe

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Here is a comparison of two SSDs I set up a couple of weeks ago.

There are two results for the Samsung EVO 120GB--one before I installed Intel Rapid Storage Technology and one after. Compare the Crucial M500 to the Samsung EVO. Which would you buy?

In a post earlier I was mistaken--the higher the number in MBs the better.


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21 Mar 2014   #23
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jambe View Post
Which would you buy?
At what price?

I'd prefer to buy the most reliable one. According to that benchmark, which is most reliable?
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21 Mar 2014   #24
Computer0304

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If you want longevity, you should use something that shows the percentage of life used(p) and data written(w) for each drive like SSD Life. Use this equation: pw to get the amount written for each 1 percentage. (Something I just thought of) The higher, the better. Compare the numbers of all drives.
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21 Mar 2014   #25
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
If you want reliability and longevity, you should use something that shows the percentage of life used(p) and data written(w) for each drive like SSD Life.
What correlation is there between amount written and reliability, as opposed to longevity?

If SSD Life says one drive has X years of life remaining and another has X plus 20 years, should those numbers be a factor in choosing a drive?
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21 Mar 2014   #26
Computer0304

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On I guess I think the word reliability differently from you guys. Longevity only then.
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21 Mar 2014   #27
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
On I guess I think the word reliability differently from you guys. Longevity only then.
I'm not sure what to make of SSD Life anyway. All the free version does is read SMART data and make some extrapolations.

I've had my SSD for 3 years.

For the first 2 years it said remaining life was 8 to 10 years.

For the last year it has said remaining life is over 200 years.

My usage pattern has not changed. I've written between 4 and 5 GB daily for all 3 years. I track the number in Excel. Nothing new in my configuration. I'm using the same Windows installation.

It strikes me as a toy that they give away in hopes you will buy the Pro version---I have no idea what it's supposed to do.
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21 Mar 2014   #28
Computer0304

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Is there anything better that will do this? Will CrystalDiskInfo do this? HDTune?
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