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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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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.
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June 30, 2011 8:52:51 AM

Best answer selected by AGPC.
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