Question How to know when SSDs health is bad?

Nov 13, 2020
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Hello,
I have a question how to know how much of Power On Hours Count, Valid Spare Blocks, Initial Invalid Blocks (which parameters makes the most sense to look at)...?
is dangerous for SSD to malfunction are there any recommendations?
Im using CrystalDiscInfo and default crucial health program.

Greetings
 

Colif

Win 10 Master
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So i take it, its a Crucial ssd?

probably too much info - https://www.hdsentinel.com/smart/index.php

problem with most benchmarks for ssd is they just rank speed, for health.

SMART attributes
Although S.M.A.R.T. status items vary by software, the most important item is "Health". This is a general indication of error-resolution and maintenance. Details are usually listed after the Health score, indicating any areas that need attention. Generally, there will be entries for:

  • Raw Read Error Rate—number of errors while reading data
  • Retired Blocks—blocks that have become unsafe for data storage during the life of the drive
  • Power On Hours—number of total hours the drive has been on
  • Power Cycles—number of times the drive has been turned off, then on again
  • Device Temperature—current internal temperature of the drive
  • Total LBAs Written—number of Logical Block Addresses that have been written to
  • Total LBAs Read—number of Logical Block Addresses that have been read from
Other items are included at the manufacturer's discretion.
that is from the horses mouth - https://www.crucial.com/articles/about-ssd/smart-and-ssds

https://www.crucial.com/support/articles-faq-ssd/ssds-and-smart-data
 
Hello,
I have a question how to know how much of Power On Hours Count, Valid Spare Blocks, Initial Invalid Blocks (which parameters makes the most sense to look at)...?
is dangerous for SSD to malfunction are there any recommendations?
Im using CrystalDiscInfo and default crucial health program.

Greetings
Basically, any yellow or red flag in SMART is a cause of concern. Although many test programs state health including number of hours used, number of writes etc, those are just estimates i there's nothing wrong stated in SMART.
 

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