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post #31 of 65
Hmmm.....

What about if you were using this like a normal hard drive?

Personally i may get through 50-75GB a day.

Well think of it like this, Download 100GB worth of newish steam games, Regularly updated a week?!?! -10-30GB total patching per week? (Some games get like 3GB patches and that you know D: )

I would like to swap my storage soon for a full 1TB SSD layout, 512GB for steam and 512GB for other stuff

If i can get them to last over 8 years ill be happy.
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post #32 of 65
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Originally Posted by MaxFTW View Post

Hmmm.....

What about if you were using this like a normal hard drive?

Personally i may get through 50-75GB a day.

Well think of it like this, Download 100GB worth of newish steam games, Regularly updated a week?!?! -10-30GB total patching per week? (Some games get like 3GB patches and that you know D: )

I would like to swap my storage soon for a full 1TB SSD layout, 512GB for steam and 512GB for other stuff

If i can get them to last over 8 years ill be happy.

Spinning hard drives don't have limited amount of writes. But they will suffer from mechanical failures depending how harshly you are using them. If your hard drive is spinning 24/7, expect it dead in 3-5 years.
post #33 of 65
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Spinning hard drives don't have limited amount of writes. But they will suffer from mechanical failures depending how harshly you are using them. If your hard drive is spinning 24/7, expect it dead in 3-5 years.

That depends on the drive you have.
Enterprise or 24/7 raid designed HDD, should last quite a few years. More than the 3-5.
A home green HDD will not last forever though.
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post #34 of 65
Does this apply to other SSDs as well? I have a Kingston HyperX 3k.
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post #35 of 65
Well I expect i will be buying a TLC once it goes on sale. 256GB version or more. If this is really true, then I don't need the Pro version. I barely do anything on my SSD besides OS and run programs. My HDD contains all my games and Steam.

Repped for sure. GREAT FIND!
post #36 of 65
Is there a reliable way to check how much you write a day or have written to a drive. HD Sentinel is giving me figures in the TB scale but I highly highly doubt it since my SSD mainly is used for programs. No games no Data. Sentinel says 6GB per day but how can that be when I barely use my DT for anything off the SSD
post #37 of 65
6GB/day is 144 KB/s when you are using computer 12 hours/day.
144 KB/s can easily happen because of logging or swap file.
post #38 of 65
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Is there a reliable way to check how much you write a day or have written to a drive. HD Sentinel is giving me figures in the TB scale but I highly highly doubt it since my SSD mainly is used for programs. No games no Data. Sentinel says 6GB per day but how can that be when I barely use my DT for anything off the SSD

Quite normal to have up to 10GB/day, heavy usage will bring that up to 20 but not much more. What you don't understand is that the OS continuously writes to the drive. It constantly writes logs and pagefile. If you don't turn your computer off, like I do, you easily write 12GB's/day which is normal.
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post #39 of 65
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Obviously they arn't simulating environmental variables, but this is nice to see. I am debating upgrading my MBP to an SSD soon.

No. They are just destroying the SSD as fast as they can. Your daily usage won't come even remotely close to the amount of destuction the test they're conducting produces.
   
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post #40 of 65
*Looks at fileservers Intel SSD*
Yup, this SSD is gonna be around for a fair few more years, despite being on 24/7 .. Although two of the HDDs stuffed into this are over 5 years old now. rolleyes.gif

Still, it's interesting to see how this drive fairs. So far so good according to tests. thumb.gif
 
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