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Windows 7: Microsoft retracts Windows 7 PC end-of-sales deadline

31 Jan 2014   #41
Computer0304

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Don't know about the estimated life But

9317.5 GB = 9.09912 TB

So far so good

A Guy
How did you get a drive with 100??? years of use left? I bet it is a glitch with your version of the software.


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31 Jan 2014   #42
Lady Fitzgerald

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Don't know about the estimated life But

9317.5 GB = 9.09912 TB

So far so good

A Guy
How did you get a drive with 100??? years of use left? I bet it is a glitch with your version of the software.
The software estimates remaining life based on what the manufacturer says is the projected life of the SSD. Some manufacturers are more conservative than others (and I wouldn't doubt one or more might exaggerate just a wee bit).

It's also based on usage history; the less it's been used over a given period of time, the longer it is likely to last.
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31 Jan 2014   #43
Computer0304

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Because everyone else has a life of about 10 years.
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31 Jan 2014   #44
PooMan UK

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Couldn't resist ... soz, only joking


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31 Jan 2014   #45
Lady Fitzgerald

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Couldn't resist ... soz
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31 Jan 2014   #46
King Arthur

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True of early SSDs. The newer ones are far more reliable.

* SSDs have finite lifetimes owing to their fundamental design, whereas HDDs will almost never die simply from daily routine usage.
Nothing here is true. Current SSDs will probably last longer than you will want to keep using them due to advancing technology rendering them obsolete. HDDs will eventually wear out, some sooner than others.
I was referring to SSDs having a finite number of write cycles before the flash memory flat out refuses to be written to, resulting in the eventual death of the drive. Now, unless I am simply being unaware of a revolutionary change in the type of flash memory being used in SSDs (please correct me if I'm wrong!), this is still a very legitimate problem that SSDs have. HDDs which store data via magnetic storage don't wear themselves out simply by writing data in, at least as far as I know. Again, please enlighten me if I am outdated here!...
You are outdated here. The finite write limitation has been shown to have been blown well out of proportion. Tests have been done showing as many as 300TB of writes without failure. It will take most people dozens of years to make that many writes. The 128GB Samsung 840 Pro in my desktop has been running 24/7 for 11 months (except for two one week long trips when I shut the machine down) has only 2.3TB of writes on it. At that rate, it will easily last me 79 to 119 years, well past the hoped for seven year lifetime of the machine it is in. That drive will be obsolete well before then although I'll probably still be using it until I retire the machine. The SSD I recently put in my notebook will probably be able to last 200 years since it doesn't get heavy usage even though it being used for both the OS and data. Obviously, I won't use it that long. As long as one takes precautions to avoid excessive, unnecessary writes, such as not defragging them (SSDs don't need defragging anyway), they will last longer than most people will need them to last, even with heavy usage.

Again, many of your allegations were true of the first generations of SSDs but they have come a long, long way since then.

Writing data on to a HDD will not wear it out. Spinning the platters will eventually wear out the bearings.
Very intriguing! It would seem that barring some extreme or specialized workloads, one does not need to worry about "writing out" an SSD as much as the older generations of SSDs. A very good thing to know.

Also interesting how the Samsung SSDs tested were the first to show clear signs of deterioration, though mainly due to known design differences rather than any kind of flaws.

Thank you very much for the heads up!
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31 Jan 2014   #47
Computer0304

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Couldn't resist ... soz, only joking
Lol there's always gonna be someone who photoshops a screenshot of a program.
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31 Jan 2014   #48
Lady Fitzgerald

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Couldn't resist ... soz, only joking
Lol there's always gonna be someone who photoshops a screenshot of a program.
That was photoshopped?
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01 Feb 2014   #49
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

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Couldn't resist ... soz, only joking
Very good one Nick.
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Lol there's always gonna be someone who photoshops a screenshot of a program.
Nah, probably Corel-ed.
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01 Feb 2014   #50
Computer0304

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Well aren't they similar?
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