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How much data can be written to a SSD before it fails?

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As we all know, writing too much data to a SSD can kill it. So my question is, what's that number (approximately)? Or does that number depend on the time of Flash in the inside of the SSD?

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2 1/2 megabyte. 

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A lot.

 

like multiple Terabytes...

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Around 100 Terabytes would be a good estimate, which translates to a pretty long lifespan on normal use even if your temporary files are on it, although it's better to move them off.

Edit: I'm talking about 'consumer' grade 126/256GB ish SSDs!

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A lot.

 

like Terabytes...

I've already written 5TB of data to my SSD that I've had for a few months only

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That doesn't sound right...

nah jk. but seriously, there is a lot you can write on. like A LOT. :P

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Don't worry bro. It's enough for you to write all of your pr0n to.

On a serious note, multiple terabytes like FloRolf said.

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Don't worry bro. It's enough for you to write all of your pr0n to.

On a serious note, multiple terabytes like FloRolf said.

My 4K porn collection is already filling my two 3tb drives. I am using the SSD as an overflow currently 

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Entirely depends on the type of flash used in the drive, the firmware of the drive, and the size of the drive. Most consumer drives can take a few hundred TB, but write-oriented enterprise drives can usually handle somewhere in the double digit petabytes.

 

Edit: It also depends on the workload of the writes. Random writes kill SSDs faster than sequential writes because random writes incur an entire block-erase, meaning an entire block of flash is erased (say 64k) to update only a single page (say 4k). This is just a limitation of NAND flash itself. This phenomena of more bytes of flash being written than bytes of data actually written by the user is called write amplification.

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