[Boards: 3 / a / aco / adv / an / asp / b / bant / biz / c / can / cgl / ck / cm / co / cock / d / diy / e / fa / fap / fit / fitlit / g / gd / gif / h / hc / his / hm / hr / i / ic / int / jp / k / lgbt / lit / m / mlp / mlpol / mo / mtv / mu / n / news / o / out / outsoc / p / po / pol / qa / qst / r / r9k / s / s4s / sci / soc / sp / spa / t / tg / toy / trash / trv / tv / u / v / vg / vint / vip / vp / vr / w / wg / wsg / wsr / x / y ] [Search | Extra juicy! | Home]

SSD health

This is a blue board which means that it's for everybody (Safe For Work content only). If you see any adult content, please report it.

Thread replies: 45
Thread images: 11

File: SSD.png (1MB, 1502x1019px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
SSD.png
1MB, 1502x1019px
At which point should I start to worry, /g/? That is, considering I'll get there anytime soon.

I already back up my stuff to an external HDD.
>>
Also, CrystalDiskInfo thread if you want to.
>>
>>51453588
I've always heard that, when a SSD starts to fail, don't even wait, unlike a HDD. But it's up to you.
>>
File: muh disks.png (95KB, 1347x655px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
muh disks.png
95KB, 1347x655px
What do I look for to see if my HDD is going to die?
>>
>>51453588
>not getting the normal version

I'm glad I'll never be pathetic enough to have to shoehorn animu girls into every single thing I do
>>
>>51453838
>caring this much
>>
>>51453838
>using the standard edition
>>
SSDs are really hard to kill from just regular wear. You will most likely replace it because of newer generations being far superior several years before you would have to worry about the NAND dying.
>>
>>51453838

not ironically disliking animu girls

no wonder you still virgin fugget
>>
>>51456852
>using virgin as an insult in 2016
Get with the times, gramps.
>>
File: ssd.png (462KB, 1016x631px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
ssd.png
462KB, 1016x631px
The ratio between my Host and NAND writes is staying the same.
>>
How did you get that theme!?
>>
File: 2323.png (78KB, 674x821px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
2323.png
78KB, 674x821px
mine was giving me a lot of errors a few months ago but it seems to have stopped.. guess ill get a new one on black friday
>>
>>51457018
>seagate
i'm not at all surprised that it's dying on you, family
>>
File: SSD.png (1MB, 1502x1020px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
SSD.png
1MB, 1502x1020px
>>51457015
Shizuku Ultimate Edition
>>
>>51457107
is shit (like ur life)
>>
is there something wrong with my ssd? payed something like $150 in early 2013 for it, i feel my speeds are pretty slow however

don't poke at that shitty 250gb drive, got it from old 2005 dell i tried to resurrect
>>
File: 840pro.jpg (613KB, 1818x1004px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
840pro.jpg
613KB, 1818x1004px
>>51457166
forgot pic -_-
>>
>>51457119
You assume I care what your opinion is.
>>
>>51456809
That's good to know. What sort of behaviors should be avoided in order to prolong the SSD's life?
>>
>>51457279
Don't defrag it. That's pretty much it really.
>>
>>51457297
Well, Windows 7 already disables the tool if it detects an SSD. Windows 8 and later let you use the tool which applies TRIM instead of defragging.

Should I manually apply TRIM every now and then or is it best to let the firmware and the OS handle that themselves?
>>
>>51457334
Just let the OS handle it.
>>
File: 1434313373574.jpg (120KB, 797x720px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1434313373574.jpg
120KB, 797x720px
>>51457346
Alright then, thank you.
>>
File: Untitled.png (159KB, 688x776px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
Untitled.png
159KB, 688x776px
What does that 97% mean? Should I worry?
>>
File: 2.png (145KB, 688x776px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
2.png
145KB, 688x776px
>>51457599
Also, my godlike WD external from 2007.
>>
How to read S.M.A.R.T data:

Current/Worst/Threshold values are normalised values between 0 and 255, where the higher number is better. When the current value drops under the threshold, it'll report that the drive is failing now. If the current value is fine, but the worst value is under the threshold, SMART reports that the drive was failing in the past. RAW values give the actual numbers, often displayed in HEX.

Some important stuff that might indicate a hard drive is dying:
>Read Error Rate
The proportion of reads that need error correction. Note that it's a proportion, not an absolute number: in modern drives, some reads are bound to fail without some error correction, but if the error rate is high, you might get more errors than you can correct for, causing sectors to go bad. If this actually goes past the threshold, your drive is probably dying.

>Reallocated Sector Count
Hard disks have a bunch of sectors to spare should some go bad. This value shows you how much it has reallocated. Note that these don't necessarily mean a hardware failure, it could also be a failure in error correction. That being said, a lot of these means somewhere something went horribly wrong.

>Current Pending Sector Count
The number of sectors that have gone bad and need to be reallocated. Reallocation is done by writing over them. Some file systems know how to manage this stuff, in the case of EXT or NTFS you can clear this by overwriting the whole disk and reformatting it. If you get more than a couple of these and the number increases over time, the drive is probably dying.

>Uncorrectable Sector Count
Same as Current Pending, but doesn't go down again: shows that you had bad sectors in the past.

>UltraDMA CRC Error Count
Number of errors caused by a shitty cable: just get a new SATA cable or use a different port on the motherboard and you're probably fine.
>>
>>51457726
Oops, made a mistake there. When you overwrite a bad sector (which might have been marked bad due to a failure in ECC error correction), it is only reallocated if it fails again: Reallocated Sector Count only counts actual physically fucked sectors.
>>
>>51453588
WHAT'S WRONG WITH HER INDEX FINGER
>>
>>51457726
>>51457777
Thanks for the info, Anon.
>>
File: Brez naslova.png (55KB, 678x603px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
Brez naslova.png
55KB, 678x603px
question!

my SSD sometimes freezes (OS stops responding) and it disappears from BIOS until I completely shut the computer off (holding the power button). it then reappears and works perfectly fine again. this happens once every 24 hours or so, not during anything specific.

i've flashed my BIOS (MSI's Click Bios 4) to the newest version and replaced the SATA cable already. any ideas? other than it being a piece of shit brand.
>>
>>51458238
also I cant seem to find any firmware update for the drive itself, must be because its a dogshit noname brand from Germany that makes shitty MP3 players or something.
>>
>>51458238
>>51458264
Maybe it's faulty.
>>
What brands make the best, most reliable SSDs?

Is the Samsung 850 Evo good?
>>
>>51459411
Samsung and Intel have historically made the most reliable SSDs. They both got god-tier flash (make it themselves and sell the lower-grade stuff to others such as Corsair).

The 850 EVO is a very good buy right now.
>>
>>51459448

Good to know

Now I just have to decide if 128 gigs is enough or I should go up to 256

Too bad I can't afford a 1TB ssd
>>
>>51459448
Don't Samsung drives have problems with Linux? I remember hearing a while back about the firmware for a few of them overwriting random blocks and erasing your data if you used it with Linux. Also, haven't Samsung's drives had problems with slowing down over time?
>>
>>51453588

>LITEONIT

litterally what

That's what you get for buying curry brands.
>>
>>51460316
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lite-On
>>
>>51460316
what kind of back woods faggot has never heard of Lite-on? they made the best optical drives money could buy back in the day.
>>
>>51459711
Not a single problem running a 850 pro.
I think you're referencing to one of the first firmwares that came out.I've not had a single problem and use it 24/7.
You can even flash the firmware from within linux
>>
>>51460316
>implying OP's SSD is not perfectly healthy
>>
>>51460316

How does it feel Millennial trash to be rek'd by >>51460344 and >>51460463 ?????
>>
Something I've always wondered:
When we talk about the 'life' of an SSD, what happens when it 'runs out'? From a practical sense. Will I no longer be able to write data? Will certain sectors fail to read? Will the entire drive suddenly become unusable?
>>
File: drive status.png (145KB, 1376x812px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
drive status.png
145KB, 1376x812px
the numbers, what do they mean?
am i supposed to be above or below the treshold? is 100 = 100% as in good, or 100 = count and therefore bad? and is it 100 out of 1000 or 100 out of 1000000000?
drives are 4-2 years old and it still says "good" but im scared
Thread posts: 45
Thread images: 11


[Boards: 3 / a / aco / adv / an / asp / b / bant / biz / c / can / cgl / ck / cm / co / cock / d / diy / e / fa / fap / fit / fitlit / g / gd / gif / h / hc / his / hm / hr / i / ic / int / jp / k / lgbt / lit / m / mlp / mlpol / mo / mtv / mu / n / news / o / out / outsoc / p / po / pol / qa / qst / r / r9k / s / s4s / sci / soc / sp / spa / t / tg / toy / trash / trv / tv / u / v / vg / vint / vip / vp / vr / w / wg / wsg / wsr / x / y] [Search | Top | Home]
Please support this website by donating Bitcoins to 16mKtbZiwW52BLkibtCr8jUg2KVUMTxVQ5
If a post contains copyrighted or illegal content, please click on that post's [Report] button and fill out a post removal request
All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective parties. Images uploaded are the responsibility of the Poster. Comments are owned by the Poster.
This is a 4chan archive - all of the content originated from that site. This means that 4Archive shows an archive of their content. If you need information for a Poster - contact them.