Question Can running pc constantly reduce ssd life in a significant way?

Jun 17, 2020
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bought a new MX500 500GB ssd recently
but i have an mturk script running in the background almost all the time(using Microsoft Edge)
basically the script connects to mturk every 1 sec or so and tries to grab data.
task manager shows 300KBps write every second on ssd.
pc is on about 15hrs a day and runs the script all the time.
So will this constant writing decrease the life significantly?
SSD is about 40% free and i will keep it that way as long as possible. i have hhds for games and media.
Is there anyway to make Edge write whatever the script is grabbing to other drives?
Please let me know.
Thanks.
 

hotaru.hino

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Crucial offers a 180 TBW endurance spec for the 500GB MX500. So let's do some math here:

Time it takes to write 180 TB = (180 * 2^40)/(300 * 2^10) = 536870912 seconds

Time / 60 seconds per min / 60 min per hour / 15 hours a day / 365 days a year = 32.68 years.

I think you're fine.

EDIT: Somehow I typed in 150 instead of 180, so that's been fixed :p
 

USAFRet

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No.
But, you can monitor this on your own.

CrystalDiskInfo, and read the TBW value weekly. See how and if it increases.
Extrapolate as needed.

But...a drive is meant to be used. Not babied.
SSD's wearing out from excessive write cycles is mostly a thing of the past.

My house systems are all SSD only. I don't give a single thought to the multiple drives lifespans decreasing due to too many write cycles.
 

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