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Does booting up a PC decreases a SSD's lifespan?

Magmaiux

Hello, Currently I'm using a Samsung 970 NVME 128GB SSD as my PC's boot drive, the TBW for this SSD is 150TB.

 

I'm planning on using this PC a good 4-5 years without changing any components, I uses this PC frequently and I would like to ask does booting up my PC counts as writing data onto the SSD and shortening the lifespan of the SSD. I also have a Samsung 970 NVME PRO 512gb which has 600TBW, so should I set the 970 pro as my boot drive or stick to my 970 evo?

 

My PC's currently has 180GB in the drive.

150/0.180 = 833

So will my PC die within 833 boots?

 

sorry for my bad English since English is my secondary language.
Thanks in advance.

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That 180GB includes installing OS, updates, programs, games whatever you've been doing since you got it. In normal use, you won't hit the 150TBW before that PC is completely outdated.

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The ssd won't degrade nearly at all while booting because you are only reading files and not writing. SSDs are only degraded while writing/overwriting data.

 

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I've used this SSD (Samsung 830 256GB) for ~7 years as boot drive.

 

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Booting doesn't do much writing to your SSD, maybe a few megabytes at best/worst.

So no, your PC/SSD is not going to die in 833 boots.

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