Looking after SSD's

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by djg05, Aug 24, 2013.

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  1. djg05

    djg05 Registered Member

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    In recent years I have not bothered much with defragging my drives. Never felt convinced it made any difference and since I regularly restore images there was no point.

    Now having a SSD for the first time there is the uncertainty of their life span.

    I have now received an email from Raxco as below

    Obviously they are trying to generate sales but is this just FUD.

    My own one has a 3 year warranty and I do not really expect a HD to go reliably beyond that.

    What do others think?
     
  2. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    David,

    Same here and I haven't defragged any drives since I started using SSDs.

    I'm not concerned about frequent restores but (theoretically) restoring only changed sectors instead of all sectors sounds promising as there is less writing to the SSD.
     
  3. ratchet

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    Well I've been using a Kingston 120gb as my C, on this PC I built, for 15 months now and from the data listed in the Kingston Tool Kit, it appears it will last almost 20 years yet! So, even if degradation increases logarithmically, I doubt I have anything to worry about for a long time! Are there other issues with SSDs that we aren't aware of yet? I suppose there could be. It's sort of like long term medication use, no one can provide a definite answer.
     
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    Thanks for your thoughts. More or less in line with mine. Will have to see how long they will last.
     
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    please see this thread

    note that it was over a year ago and that same intel SSD is still going strong with many image restores done since.

    just enjoy your SSD as i have done, i have not actively 'looked after' that intel SSD for many years :thumb:
     
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    Thanks for that link - estimating life to 2022. Will out live my HDD's

    Been doing quite a bit if re-imaging on it so that is a confidence boost.
     
  7. Brian K

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    Some interesting numbers. I restored a Win8 image and 26.0 GB was reported as written to the SSD. I restored the same image with the "changed sectors only" option and 0.2 GB was reported as written to the SSD. A big difference in writes.
     
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