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From what I understand about SSD is there is an unlimited number of reads but the writes are limited. Or is it both read and write that are limited?

How many reads are writes are we talking about? And what will typically happen when it reaches it's life span? Stop working complete, throw away, buy a new one? Or is there a less expensive fix?

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When it reaches the end of its lifespan it will cease to be able to write and only read. Typical lifespans for SSDs are about equal to that of mechanical hard drives, and that's if you're rewriting dozens of GB a day. In short, its really nothing to worry about as most likely by the time you wear out your SSD you'll have bought a new one.
    
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As long as you maintain using TRIM this should be fairly reasonable a thing to expect.
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