Edited by mikeloeven, 10 January 2012 - 09:44 PM.
NEW SSD With LOW SMART Attribute... Is This Normal ?
Posted 10 January 2012 - 09:42 PM
Posted 11 January 2012 - 02:17 AM
Posted 11 January 2012 - 12:54 PM
Posted 11 January 2012 - 02:45 PM
The most common method seems to be measuring the write cycles and reporting an expected life cycle from 100-1. However, there may still may be a lot of life left in a drive that reports 1 (nand cycles are approximate). Also, all SSD drives ship with "spare" memory blocks where failed blocks can be remapped. With enterprise drives this spare capacity is often up to 1/3 of the rated capacity. A lot of built in redundancy. Eventually, when those spare blocks are exhausted the SSD will exhibit errors. In this case you would have much more reliable information that the hard drive is failing then the SMART info usually presented for spinner drives.
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