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Why does my new SSD keep writing to itself?!

post #1 of 17
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Well, it may not seem like a lot, but all I did was install Windows 7 and some programs on it and Have 177GB of a 256GB Samsung 840 Pro left. I do not think the programs write a lot of temporary files, but Magician reports that 0.16TB has been written so far, aka about 160GB. Anyone know how this makes any sense? Thanks!
post #2 of 17
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And today it jumped to .17TB

What could I possibly be doing that involves 10GB being put onto the SSD in merely 2 days. I never download anything to it. Can temp files or anything really be this gigantic?
post #3 of 17
A wild guess, but you could be looking at rounded numbers, for example 0.1699TB shows as 0.16TB meaning an increase of 0.0001TB (~0.1GB) could look like it increased by 0.01TB (~10GB) when it actually hasn't. As for the original amount who knows, that said, no point in worrying about that because you can't undo writes etc. so.
Edited by Bearybear - 1/5/14 at 7:47am
post #4 of 17
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Could be it, but used the same software today to mess with some Windows settings to make things better. Got back 36GB. And this SSD is 10 days old so I figured it would not have written nearly 170GB that fast! But apparently Windows likes doing things that write stuff a lot. Hopefully it won't result in shorter lifespan or the drive getting slower sooner.
post #5 of 17
When not using the drive (idle) it will add to the writes because the firmware is moving stuff around the NAND to equal out wear. Mine does the same thing. wink.gif

FYI: With the 256GB 840 Pro you can write 400TB to it. then the wear indicator will be 0%, It will keep going after that also wink.gif
Edited by garikfox - 1/5/14 at 2:01pm
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And somehow, with all my settings tweaked and pagefile on my HDD, it managed to write about 5 gigs today. What even.

Also, about it being a 400TB limit, with limit of 3000 PE cycles, I calculated it to be around 715TB.
post #7 of 17
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And according to SSDlife again, I just jumped to 5.5gb. -___________-

edit: 1 hour later: 6.2GB.

seems to be a bit much, very confused
Edited by RayzTheRoof - 1/5/14 at 9:27pm
post #8 of 17
Sorry ,but your posts are very confusing.Its time you start to give us screenshot of "Crystal disk info" or "SSD life" .it would be also good to put your rig in signature.
I suggest you to follow "TheSSDReview optimization guide" where he suggest to turn everything off ,i am here talking about radical guide but you can always turn that stuffs back on.Buy the way i use that guide.
I don't say Sean guide is not good i just saying Sean guide don't turn everything off.
I would like to give you link of guide but because i don't know which OS do you have i will let you google. biggrin.gif
post #9 of 17
You might try running ProcMon from Sysinternals ( http://download.sysinternals.com/files/ProcessMonitor.zip ) for a few minutes. It's pretty noisy, but it will tell you who's doing what to which files, and what's hitting the registry. There are a lot of filtering options if you want to narrow it down. It's not simple, but very informative.
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its just TRIM moving stuff around to keep your SSD clean, its perfectly normal. As well as windows updates installing id assume.
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