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Looking for software similar to SSD-Life or Crystaldisk to quickly check the life left on an SSD.

Will be trading my 128GB for a 64GB + cash, and want to quickly check the SSD as soon as I get it before I ship it out.
Something that will be quick & easy to install and check.

Thanks

Going to be throwing SSD in and using LiveCD 10.04
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You can use anything that reads SMART values. Just look at SMART value 0xE7 (ID 231) - "SSD Life Left".

http://media.kingston.com/support/downloads/MKP_306_SMART_attribute.pdf
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For Ubuntu, Mint, or Debian based distributions
# apt-get install smartmontools

For Fedora, Centos, or Red Hat based distributions
# yum install smartmontools

The Media_Wearout_Indicator is what you are looking for. For 100 means your ssd has 100% life, the lower number means less life left.
# smartctl -a /dev/sda | grep Media_Wearout_Indicator

If you want to see more details and full attributes from your drive, you can run
# smartctl -data -A /dev/sda

this guy have some sample about his intel ssd you might want to check http://namhuy.net/1024/how-to-check-ssd-life-left.html
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