Formatting causing stress on SSD?

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  1. dsiim macrumors newbie

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    Hello

    I've just bought a new iMac 5K with the full opgrade including 1TB flash storage. I've been installing Windows 10 in the iMac as well through bootcamp, however the process didn't run smooth. During the install, some error code occur and I had to start over multiple times.

    A part of the bootcamp process is to format the drive to ntfs, which would happen in the windows installing process. Now, because of the circumstances i've formatted the bootcamp disk around 7 times (inside the install window where you would just hit Format, and then it will be ready 1 sec after) within an hour, before finally getting windows installed.

    Question is; Could this process stressed my Flash storage drive? Maybe shorten its lifespan? Or am i just paranoid here?
     
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  3. DigitizedDuck macrumors newbie

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    SSD's generally have limited writing recycles, but reformatting isn't a big deal. No need to worry about it.
     
  4. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    It is the truth, but I don't think any general user can really hit the write limit.

    Anyway, formatting the SSD basically won't write anything (escept security erase), that's why the whole process can finish in a second. So, there is virtually no relationship between formatting and SSD write limit.
     

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