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SSD Endurance: How Paranoid is Too Paranoid?

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  • SSD
  • System Restore
  • Samsung
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Last response: in Storage
January 16, 2013 4:30:07 AM

I have a Samsung 830 120gb.

Also, are system restore points stored on the Swap file? Mine increased by 4% today and the only thing that changed, to my knowledge, was an automatic restore point after an update.

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January 16, 2013 5:19:59 AM

Restore points are saved in system volume information, page file is only for swapping nothing more.
If you are worried regarding endurance you should just make backups.
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January 16, 2013 5:28:44 AM

A modern SSD will last long past its own obsolescence under normal usage, by the time it would need to be replaced you should have already.
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January 16, 2013 5:56:17 AM

It purely depends on how many writes you make to the drive and it's total free space, low free space will cause a lot of cells to lose a lot of endurance quickly as the wear leveling algoritms can't work well with low free space situations

I have seen this from my own experience. A Typical consumer SSD is expected to be replace every 3 or so years, where as Enterprise drives are built with SLC or eMLC chips to increase their life as they are expected to be in service for 5yrs+
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