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how do you know if a SSD is going bad?

with a standard HDD you can sometimes tell it's going to die, Click of death, slow read times.  Are there any clues that a SSD is about to die?

The available storage capacity will slowly start shrinking as blocks are marked unusable. The whole thing won't just die at once, but as a file is written and a block can't be used it flags it as bad and grabs a spare. Once all the spares are used up it'll start relocating to other bits of the drive and eventually, when enough bits die, you'll be left with a drive smaller than a floppy disk. Still, that doesn't mean it's useless...

[me=moonlit]waves an MSDOS 5.0 floppy in the air[/me]

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how do you know if a SSD is going bad?

with a standard HDD you can sometimes tell it's going to die, Click of death, slow read times.  Are there any clues that a SSD is about to die?

The available storage capacity will slowly start shrinking as blocks are marked unusable. The whole thing won't just die at once, but as a file is written and a block can't be used it flags it as bad and grabs a spare. Once all the spares are used up it'll start relocating to other bits of the drive and eventually, when enough bits die, you'll be left with a drive smaller than a floppy disk. Still, that doesn't mean it's useless...

[me=moonlit]waves an MSDOS 5.0 floppy in the air[/me]

What he said

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