Free Space and SSD death

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Miltz, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2013
    If your SSD has died in your MacBook, Can you please tell us approx how much free available space was your drive, The Size of your Drive, and The brand.
  2. macrumors 65816

    Oct 25, 2008
    Another good question to ask if they applied the apple firmware update for Toshiba SSDs that came out a few months ago.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2012
    I first started experiencing problems when my 128 TS SSD was nearly full. I trashed some things to make more space, but it still died on me.


    This update will show up in the App Store updates right? If so I updated, but still had my SSD fail on me.
  4. macrumors 65816

    Oct 25, 2008
    SSD's take a big hit when nearly full, not only are you going to wear them out much faster, but the performance takes a big hit as well.
    Even so, a WELL-DESIGNED SSD controller should accommodate for this and not grenade itself like this Toshiba/Sandforce combo

    The reason I brought up the SSD update is a poster in another thread insinuated that these failures are from users not applying the firmware update.
  5. macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2011
    SSD failed, I think, at 13 month on my 13" 2012 MBA 128GB, 8GB RAM. I assume it was toshiba, but I can't tell now.

    Free space was about 30-40gb, no heavy file transfers or read/writes that I can think of. Filevault was active the entire time I was using the computer.

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