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n_w95482
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Re: How long will my (your) SSD last?

I had somewhere between 6-10 TB written to my Vertex 3 with no issues. Everything showed it at 100% health still. It suddenly died on Friday night. None of my PCs can see it.

With the apparent longevity of NAND with modern controllers, it's probably much more likely for an SSD to die from other means.
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trparky
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I have a feeling that may have been caused by a firmware issue and not a NAND flash memory death. Seems that the Vertex 3 series of SSDs from OCZ has had more than a fair share of firmware issues.
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n_w95482
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Probably, but my point still stands: at this point, it's more likely for one to die from other causes.

As for my Vertex 3, it was just under two years old. I think it came with firmware version 2.02 or so. I updated it several times since buying it, most recently to 2.25 last fall. It worked perfectly until that night.
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That's one of the reasons why I do a weekly backup of the SSD drive to another drive in my computer. That way, if the SSD dies (and I certainly hope not), I can restore the whole OS and everything that was installed on it from that drive image.
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n_w95482
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All of my important stuff is on my RAID 5 setup, which is also backed up periodically to an external drive that mostly lives at my dad's house. I only lost a few non-essential things. I don't make an image of my Windows drive though, it's a good opportunity for me to clean house with a fresh install, and practice for all of the various tweaks and settings that I do on my and others machines. Your method is definitely a good idea though .
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n_w95482
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SSDLife
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The drive opened up
Here's something a little different . It's a 64 GB A-DATA Nobility N002 from my work PC. Indilinx Barefoot controller+ASMedia USB3. I haven't tried the USB side of it yet.

In other news, I received the Vertex 3's replacement today. OCZ was out of that particular model, so they sent me a Vertex 4 instead. It appears to be new, shrinkwrapped and in retail packaging.
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More interesting information. An article over at Hardware.Info has stated that the 250 GB Samsung 840 Series TLC-NAND Flash Memory SSD has reached 97.02 TB of writes and the Wear Level indicator is at 59.

So, if you write 15 GBs per day, that's...
97.02 TB = 94228.48 GB
94228.48 GB / 15 GB per day = 6281.898666666667 (6281.8987) days
6281.8987 days / 365.25 days per year = 17.20 years to reach 97.02 TBs of writes

»us.hardware.info/reviews/4178/ha···d-update
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