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#1 OFFLINE   mhbell

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 03:30 PM

This is very important if you want you SSD Disk to last. Good info here. See link below.
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Posted 02 March 2017 - 11:17 AM

SSDs are much more durable now than when these optimizing tips became popular. Only ones I bother with now are -
- AHCI (default on newer systems anyway)
- noatime (more because I've almost never wanted to know access times)
- run fstrim occasionally
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Posted 02 March 2017 - 03:16 PM

View Postsunrat, on 02 March 2017 - 11:17 AM, said:

SSDs are much more durable now than when these optimizing tips became popular. Only ones I bother with now are -
- AHCI (default on newer systems anyway)
- noatime (more because I've almost never wanted to know access times)
- run fstrim occasionally
Yes they are more durable, but I do a lot of testing and installing Linux distro's and Windows, uninstalling, deleting and writing. So I used the above tips in the link to try and make my SSD last a while. I installed 8 Linux Distros in the past week doing a lot of testing with a lot of writes to the second SSD. That will be the one that wears out first, but it will probably outlast me. LoL
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Posted 02 March 2017 - 05:38 PM

View Postmhbell, on 02 March 2017 - 03:16 PM, said:

That will be the one that wears out first, but it will probably outlast me. LoL
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Haha, yeah. Same here.
I became less concerned after reading this (which is now two years old) - http://techreport.co...theyre-all-dead

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All of the drives surpassed their official endurance specifications by writing hundreds of terabytes without issue. Delivering on the manufacturer-guaranteed write tolerance wouldn't normally be cause for celebration, but the scale makes this achievement important. Most PC users, myself included, write no more than a few terabytes per year. Even 100TB is far more endurance than the typical consumer needs.

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 07:28 PM

Assuming it isn't a dud, one should expect a decade or more out of an SSD under normal use. I am at an age where I hesitate to buy green bananas, so that is OK by me.
Given the performance upgrade over a rotating drive it's worth it. You are well advised to have a backup whether you have an SSD or an HDD.
I don't think the chances of an SSD bricking itself at any point in time are any higher than a platter crash on an HDD and both are low. Speccy shows my 5 year old HDD and month old SSD to be in good shape.
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Posted 02 March 2017 - 09:22 PM

I agree with both you Raymac and Sunrat I am 78 years old.
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