Life of a SSD

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Life of a SSD

Postby c327 » Sun Aug 02, 2015 4:28 am

I have read that the life span of a SSD is determined by how many times it is written to but that was quite a while ago. Since SSD's have been out for a while have they improved over time in that regard?

Considering a quality SSD (IMO) from Micron/Crucial last longer than one from another manufacturer or are they pretty much all the same?

How many times can a SSD be written to?

Does the size of what is being written to the SSD affect how long the SSD will live, like a bunch of photo's and video files vs. a bunch of Word documents or is it just the file size vs file size makes no difference what the file is?
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Re: Life of a SSD

Postby Mr T » Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:39 am

See other post, but file size is irrelevant. It is how many times the drive is written to...
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