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

03 Aug 2011   #11
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

I found this on the SSD Life website, don't know if you have already seen it:

Why does the date change dramatically?


In some cases, the estimated lifetime can change dramatically. It happens if the amount of data written to the drive quickly increases. For example, if you install some large game. But do not worry, literally in a couple of days SSDLife will figure out that it was a one-time upsurge and the disk is back to its normal amounts of written data so it will correct the estimated lifetime.


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04 Aug 2011   #12
Nikkoelite

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for all the help guys!

The problem has been solved!


After a restart of my computer, Windows7 stopped to write 700mb every third minute to my SSD.

Problem: I had used sleep (instead of Shutdown) for 3 nights in a row, it must have been that.
But is it known for W7 to write massive ammounts of data after sleep has been used? We are talking about when you are using your computer, not when it's actually sleeping.

Can anyone confirm this?

I don't like Windows 7 anymore, it has reduced the lifetime of my SSD
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04 Aug 2011   #13
Hopalong X

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

It was going into hibernate not sleep thus the big file. With an SSD the hibernate should be disabled.

Hibernate - Enable or Disable
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04 Aug 2011   #14
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I don't have an SSD....yet, but I suspect there are more "lifetime estimators" to run. Using one is one person's opinion and may not be factual.
The test Hopalong referenced is quickly disproving SSD lifetime estimates. Windows 7 is not to blame. It Is the first OS to support TRIM. Allow your PC to set on the log on screen for a few hours.
In Sleep nothing is written to the drive except what is in RAM at the point of dozing off, which get restored to RAM upon waking. I think that's how it works.
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04 Aug 2011   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would not worry about the lifetime of your SSD. Even if it appears that a lot of data was written to it, in the total scheme it was peanuts.
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04 Aug 2011   #16
Nikkoelite

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I don't have an SSD....yet, but I suspect there are more "lifetime estimators" to run. Using one is one person's opinion and may not be factual.
The test Hopalong referenced is quickly disproving SSD lifetime estimates. Windows 7 is not to blame. It Is the first OS to support TRIM. Allow your PC to set on the log on screen for a few hours.
In Sleep nothing is written to the drive except what is in RAM at the point of dozing off, which get restored to RAM upon waking. I think that's how it works.
I get ur point, still, my girlfriend (today when I wasnt at home) accidently used "Sleep" on my computer. When I arrived now, 16GB had been written. Before that, I had used my computer for 5hours, and nothing was written by then.
So I think it has to do with the Sleep function, no doubt about it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I would not worry about the lifetime of your SSD. Even if it appears that a lot of data was written to it, in the total scheme it was peanuts.
That's true, but still as you may understand I got a little scared seeing those huge numbers!
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