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Will Drive Wiper shorten SSD lifespan?

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I forget where I read it, but I remember something saying the average transfer lifespan of my C300 was 5TB or something.

If I'm using a drive wiping program (the one from CCleaner) will it shorten the lifespan since it's effectively writing scrambled data over empty space?
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why would you need to use such a program?
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why would you need to use such a program?

He has sensitive data on the drive that needs to be taken care of so its not recoverable maybe.

But yes, I'm pretty sure it'll use up some of the lifespan of the drive as SSDs can only do a limited amount of writes.
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Yes. Anything that writes to the SSD will shorten the lifespan.
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