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Date:      Thu, 15 Oct 2020 09:22:44 +0200
From:      Ralf Mardorf <>
Subject:   Re: A couple of questions about SSDs
Message-ID:  <20201015092244.211f2370@archlinux>
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On Thu, 15 Oct 2020 08:26:39 +0200, Andrea Venturoli wrote:
>> In my desktop PC are 5 SSDs. Four are connected to the mobos SATA 3
>> connectors and one is connected to a SATA 2 connector. Four are
>> 223.57 GiB sized and one is 447.13 GiB sized. I'm to lazy to check
>> how old each of them is, but IIRC the oldest is around 3=C2=BD years old
>> and the vendor's software mentions that the "health" is at 64%, the
>> system drive is one of the newer SSDs, maybe around 2 years old,
>> "health" 57%. =20
>So your SSDs seems to last 4-6 years.

Probably for 4-7 years. My HDDs tend to last for 2-7 years.
Indeed, some of my HDDs are way older than 7 years, but either from
aged small sized technology, 1 GiB or even 40 MiB or relatively modern,
but seldom used drives, since they are external backup and/or archive

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