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    SSD Average Life Span?


    I have a broken leg so I'm really bored around the house. I decided to upgrade my Samsung 840 EVO firmware. I have a 500GB SSD which is my 1st ever SSD purchase. I noticed while upgrading the firmware and tinkering around in the utilities, there's a section that had a total drive life calculation of writes. I read or was told (can't remember) that SSD's are only good up until a specific usage point. I was curious what is that point? What happens and how can I bench my drive to understand where exactly it falls in terms of expected performance? I am mildly worried as one can be for a small electronic device that w/ all the installations of Linux and OS X, the drive may have been extra stressed. I still have no idea how Linux handles TRIM and such so that could play a factor in my drive health.

    Thanks for any information!
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    Have you tried to look at some of the lifespan review to see about the "usage point".

    I donīt know much about the linux and OS X part, but maybe you can search for some articles/reviews about ssd and trim as well?
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    It would seem most average SSD's should last a total write life span of 1 Petabyte. That's a lot of data being written and that's assuming 100% failure free components. Not sure what the math works out to on what that would equate to per day. Would be interesting...
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    Modern SSD's last lifetime but we all know that anything that is electronic has a lifespan....so unless you have a server or are writing a lot of data it'll last probably upwards of 4-5 years.
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