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SDD lose Size after time?

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June 29, 2011 8:19:43 PM

I was looking at SDD drives on newegg when i saw a comment about how SDD drives Lose Size after a time.
Is this true?

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a c 143 G Storage
June 29, 2011 10:09:46 PM

It is true & false... :D 

SSD are just like a standard mechanical drive in the fact that once you install the OS & apps, you capacity may vary based on how it is setup with temp files, system restore for examples. In addition, OCZ had a much publized issue when they went to 25nm and lost capacity compared to the 34nm drives. It has / didn't effect all SSD's just a few capacities with OCZ Vertex 2 drives.

Where it is true is... If someone ever reach the point where they utilize all the write-cycles on the drive, it will basically become read-only and can no longer be written to. This would be basically lossing all it's capacity to a certain point... IMO

Basically, I would not worry about what you read on Newegg about lost capacity and move forward with your plan to purchase (hopefully) your new SSD.
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a b G Storage
June 30, 2011 5:53:43 AM

Wear-leveling technologies can also ensure you utilize all cells evenly so that the drive does not write too much to one part of the drive and overutlize those particular cells.
June 30, 2011 8:52:51 AM

Best answer selected by AGPC.