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How fast do you think i'll fry my SSD?

I'm using the Samsung 840 EVO 512gb for ALMOST everything. It has my operating system (Windows 7) and all my files are stored on the SSD including games. I might make it so the SSD is a little less stressed out so if have any DVD / Movies downloaded on my PC I'll just put that on the hard drive (so I at least have use for it and I don't need super fast read/write speeds for audio / video)

I ask because I see many complaints about SSDs getting broken after a few months. I really hope this doesn't happen to mine.
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  1. It probably formatted to 400gb. Keep at least 50gb free and it should last 10 years.
  2. i7Baby said:
    It probably formatted to 400gb. Keep at least 50gb free and it should last 10 years.


    It would be excellent if I can get 3 years from it. 10? Fantastic. But what if my computer was running 24/7? I work at home and need a stable PC to be running most of the day until I finished my work. The rest of the night (while I'm sleeping) I just let my pc go into sleep mode.. Thanks for the quick reply
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    Fears about SSD wear are (in almost all cases) massively overblown.

    You can write 100GB of data to that drive every day, 365 days per year for 15 years before it reaches its estimated cycles. And some stress-testers have got more than double that out of the drive without failures.

    Check out this page, it should put alllllll your fears to rest: http://www.anandtech.com/show/7173/samsung-ssd-840-evo-review-120gb-250gb-500gb-750gb-1tb-models-tested/3

    You really need something like a write-intensive database (server workload) to wear out a client drive. It's just never going to happen.
  4. See - http://techreport.com/review/26523/the-ssd-endurance-experiment-casualties-on-the-way-to-a-petabyte - 600TB in writes and still going. At 100GB a day, thats 6000 days (16 years)
  5. rhysiam said:
    Fears about SSD wear are (in almost all cases) massively overblown.

    You can write 100GB of data to that drive every day, 365 days per year for 15 years before it reaches its estimated cycles. And some stress-testers have got more than double that out of the drive without failures.

    Check out this page, it should put alllllll your fears to rest: http://www.anandtech.com/show/7173/samsung-ssd-840-evo-review-120gb-250gb-500gb-750gb-1tb-models-tested/3

    You really need something like a write-intensive database (server workload) to wear out a client drive. It's just never going to happen.


    Yeah. I'll never be writing 100GB/day 365/year for 15 years. That's a load off my mind.
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