[SOLVED] Is my Crucial MX500 ok? (Details + Temperature screenshot included)

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Is my Crucial MX500 SSD ok?
I've highlighted some values on crystal disk info and crucial disk exclusive. The drive is brand new but I don't know if these values are problematic or not.
View: https://i.imgur.com/mmUzcBN.jpeg

View: https://i.imgur.com/35LzJez.jpeg


*My main concern is the temperature.
I haven't installed any OS on this SSD yet and it doe's not have any partition too. Are these values normal for this SSD's temperature in idle state and a quick read test? (41-46 C)
View: https://i.imgur.com/CNt7kRz.jpeg


I've attached read test result in HD tune. I could not use crystal disk mark as the SSD doe's not have any partition.
It's 492MB/s for 1MB transfer size and 473MB/s for random transfer size. I think this drive's performance is lower than expectations, isn't it?
View: https://i.imgur.com/Lvvh3Ay.jpeg



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View: https://imgur.com/a/bQufLVU
 
But what about highlighted values of "unused reserved block count" and "FTL Program page count" in the second image (Crucial storage executive). What they represent?

And is it normal for an SSD to have this temperature when it is not using and it's in an idle state? Because Hard Disk Sentinel made some warnings about the temperature and recommended using a cooling fan.
What is the normal range of temperature for an SSD?
The "FTL Program page count" records internal housekeeping operations that the SSD executes in the background. These are normal.

https://www.micron.com/-/media/client/global/documents/products/technical-note/solid-state-storage/tnfd23_m500_smart_attributes_calc_waf.pdf

"Attribute 248 is the number of NAND page program operations initiated by the SSD's Flash Translation Layer (FTL) and are in addition to the operations programmed by the host. "

As for temperatures, I would search the Internet for reports by other MX500 users. I would not be concerned by your readings.

For example, this one is reporting temperatures of 38C/44C (Current/Worst):

https://www.myce.com/reviews/crucial-mx500-1tb-ssd-review-83587/

... and this one is reporting 35C/51C:

https://hardforum.com/threads/new-ssds-are-showing-98-and-99-in-crystaldiskinfo.1986290/
 
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Is my Crucial MX500 SSD ok?
What steps have you taken to protect your data?
Regardless of what the various software shows, a storage device can die at any time.

I had an SSD that reported, by multiple applications including the manufacturers, to be perfectly fine.
It died pretty much instantly, suddenly.
3 years, 33 days old.

I had an HDD go from perfect to dead in 36 hours.
5 weeks old.

Both of those physical devices were replaced under warranty.
The data on them, however, was replaced via my personal backup routine.

If yours dies, Crucial may replace the drive.
They almost certainly will not replace the data on it.

And the data is far far more important than the physical drive.
 
Everything looks OK to me.

The Current, Worst and Threshold numbers are the normalised values of each attribute. They represent a health score. The raw values are the actual data. A particular attribute is considered to have failed when the Current value falls below the threshold.

The temperature attribute has a raw value which consists of two hexadecimal numbers, namely 0x29 (= 41 decimal) and 0x29 in your CrystalDiskInfo example. These represent the current temperature and highest temperature. The normalised Current value of 59 is a health score which is computed as follows:

Current = 100 - 41 = 59​
 
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What steps have you taken to protect your data?
Regardless of what the various software shows, a storage device can die at any time.

I had an SSD that reported, by multiple applications including the manufacturers, to be perfectly fine.
It died pretty much instantly, suddenly.
3 years, 33 days old.

I had an HDD go from perfect to dead in 36 hours.
5 weeks old.

Both of those physical devices were replaced under warranty.
The data on them, however, was replaced via my personal backup routine.

If yours dies, Crucial may replace the drive.
They almost certainly will not replace the data on it.

And the data is far far more important than the physical drive.
Thanks for your recommendation. I agree with you, making a backup is so important. I can see in your signature how much you pay attention to it. I have 2 x 1TB External HDDs and I keep my backups on them.
But I'm waiting. Everyone is welcome to answer my question.
 

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Everything looks OK to me.

The Current, Worst and Threshold numbers are the normalised values of each attribute. They represent a health score. The raw values are the actual data. A particular attribute is considered to have failed when the Current value falls below the threshold.

The temperature attribute has a raw value which consists of two hexadecimal numbers, namely 0x29 (= 41 decimal) and 0x29 in your CrystalDiskInfo example. These represent the current temperature and highest temperature. The normalised Current value of 59 is a health score which is computed as follows:

Current = 100 - 41 = 59​
Thanks. That was useful. But what about highlighted values of "unused reserved block count" and "FTL Program page count" in the second image (Crucial storage executive). What they represent?

And is it normal for an SSD to have this temperature when it is not using and it's in an idle state? Because Hard Disk Sentinel made some warnings about the temperature and recommended using a cooling fan.
What is the normal range of temperature for an SSD?
 
But what about highlighted values of "unused reserved block count" and "FTL Program page count" in the second image (Crucial storage executive). What they represent?

And is it normal for an SSD to have this temperature when it is not using and it's in an idle state? Because Hard Disk Sentinel made some warnings about the temperature and recommended using a cooling fan.
What is the normal range of temperature for an SSD?
The "FTL Program page count" records internal housekeeping operations that the SSD executes in the background. These are normal.

https://www.micron.com/-/media/client/global/documents/products/technical-note/solid-state-storage/tnfd23_m500_smart_attributes_calc_waf.pdf

"Attribute 248 is the number of NAND page program operations initiated by the SSD's Flash Translation Layer (FTL) and are in addition to the operations programmed by the host. "

As for temperatures, I would search the Internet for reports by other MX500 users. I would not be concerned by your readings.

For example, this one is reporting temperatures of 38C/44C (Current/Worst):

https://www.myce.com/reviews/crucial-mx500-1tb-ssd-review-83587/

... and this one is reporting 35C/51C:

https://hardforum.com/threads/new-ssds-are-showing-98-and-99-in-crystaldiskinfo.1986290/
 
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Then you have it under control.

Use the drive until it actually dies.
Recover from your backup.

Evaluate your current software to see what might be causing this seemingly excessive write action.
What do you mean by that? You think there may be an excessive write action that makes this temperature? Because total data write is 0 MB, but total data read is 47,484MB.
 

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