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How We Test HDDs And SSDs

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How I test an SSD. HARD RESET my computer 20 times. If the SSD is still recognized by the motherboard, then the SSD controller is worth a flip.

SSDs will never wear out due to IOPs. Only the controllers break. Quit kidding yourselves.
 

ssdpro

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You'll notice all these review sites keep their tests nice and short. That way Samsung stays happy and keeps buying ad space. If they tested a drive months apart Samsung would be exposed with those floppy disk slow reads.
 

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None of these tests give the consumer any indication of the degredation of the performance of the SSD over time. While my systems have been become more powerful and the software has been updated, the performance of my main SSD used mostly for for W7 and hardware drivers and as measured by Passmark runs has declined by 38% in about three years.
 

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@Gurg, as SSD over time, either via temperature or usage or amount of data filled performance declines. if you secure erase and install new window and it'll back to brand new performance again, tbh i think this article cover most of it, maybe you're just confused between a good ssd or uncleaned window files slowing down your system.
 

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How I test an SSD. HARD RESET my computer 20 times. If the SSD is still recognized by the motherboard, then the SSD controller is worth a flip.
And that will be all on your first day of "How to test hardware the MacGyver way"

Tomorrow we will learn to test psu's by putting them in microwave at 50 degree C for 60 minutes while it itself is powering the microwave.
Thank you. :lol:

 


I choked on my drink you had me LOLing so hard :)
 

unityole

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calm down!!
 

mbmcallister33

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This..........this...........is actually a VERY interesting read!! WOW! That literally makes me appreciate SSD much more! But i'm still 50-50 between them!
 
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