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Windows 7: On what to believe(SSD health\remaining life)

30 Dec 2014   #1
vsub

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
On what to believe(SSD health\remaining life)

Couple of days ago I check one 6 years old OCZ Agility 4 SSD 120gb(it was used like normal hdd(saving to it like there is no write limit))with SSDLife and the status the program give me was "bad" and no info about remaining life

After I delete the partition and check the ssd again,SSDLife now says that the status of the ssd is "excellent" and there is almost 8.5 years remaining life(which is the exact same remaining life on brand new samsung 840 evo 120gb)


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30 Dec 2014   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I get the same on my 3 year old Crucial M4. And it was similar on my 6 year old Gen1 Intel. Go figure.


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31 Dec 2014   #3
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Hmm....I've got 179 years to go. I'm pretty sure you can't believe much of what SSDLife says.


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02 Jan 2015   #4
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

So you'll be what - only 200 years old!!
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03 Jan 2015   #5
HerrKaLeun

W7 Pro 64
 
 

i looked for that software, but it seems to be a paid-for version (at least they hide the freeware link). i had to google and download the free version from a german site.
But coincidentally I ran my Samsung Magician software this morning and all that tells me is "good health" and "5.44 TB written".

I don't think the SAMRT really was great for HDD, and probably isn't great for SSD. I'd say use the manufacturer tool and see what that says... after all the OEM knows their drive best.

Mine shows 100% health in SSDLife but also has it die in 2023, like your drives. I almost think this tool is useless. and when do you replace your SSD? When it says 1% life left? unless it just fails (which this tool may not detect) the SSD will be obsolete in 2023 anyway.

Since you have an OCZ drive, you probably heard enough stories about their failure rates. hope you are lucky.. but if you aren't i don't think this software will tell you.

edit: and the fact that just deleting a partition magically fixed the Health status of the SSD tells you how useless this tool is.
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04 Jan 2015   #6
vsub

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Well at least it tells me how much data is been written to it every day.
The OCZ ssd is not my ssd,my ssd is samsung 840 evo 120gb and since I got it two months ago(along with the whole pc),only 144gb has been written to it and most of it is because of the windows installation(pagefile,hibernation file(they took 32gb)and so on.

On my pc,everything is set to write as less as possible on the ssd.
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04 Jan 2015   #7
HerrKaLeun

W7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vsub View Post
because of the windows installation(pagefile,hibernation file(they took 32gb)and so on.

On my pc,everything is set to write as less as possible on the ssd.
Actually disabling hibernation is one of the life-extending measures of the Samsung Magician tool. Unless you actually use hibernation you should disable it. it also saves space.
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04 Jan 2015   #8
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HerrKaLeun View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vsub View Post
because of the windows installation(pagefile,hibernation file(they took 32gb)and so on.

On my pc,everything is set to write as less as possible on the ssd.
Actually disabling hibernation is one of the life-extending measures of the Samsung Magician tool. Unless you actually use hibernation you should disable it. it also saves space.

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04 Jan 2015   #9
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Hmm....I've got 179 years to go. I'm pretty sure you can't believe much of what SSDLife says.
If you click on the "how do you calculate it?" entry in the top box, you will be taken to their website for a complete explanation on how life is calculated. A quick and dirty answer is this quote taken from the site:

1. We do not calculate the percentage of the drive health. The SSD itself calculates it and gives it to us. Or in other words, this data comes from the manufacturer of the drive.
2. The estimated lifetime is calculated depending on the amount of data written to the drive. If it is not calculated yet, it means that little data has been written to it. Simply wait a bit, it does not usually take more than a week (or two) after the first launch of the program.

Some manufacturers are going to be more conservative about life remaining estimates and others are going to be more "optimistic" (I hate to say they lie).

It also can take a while for usage patterns to emerge. My current notebook has a 500GB Samsung 840 EVO in it and it is showing only eight years or so life in it with only 640GB written to it. However, it has had intense usage over a short period of time. The normal pattern for it is to use it for up to a week, then put it away for a few weeks to a few months. Six months from now, that usage may triple or more.

My desktop's SSD is a 128GB Samsung 840 Pro and it is showing around 75 years life. One big difference between its usage and that of the notebook's SSD's usage is the desktop's SSD isn't getting any data written to it.
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04 Jan 2015   #10
HerrKaLeun

W7 Pro 64
 
 

your SSD probably lives longer when you don't waste space with installing this useless tool.

that was a 10 MB write I will never get back....
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