Streaming Services: Slowing down SSDs?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by -BigMac-, May 15, 2015.

  1. -BigMac- macrumors 65816


    Apr 15, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Hi guys.

    I was wondering if streaming services like Spotify etc, which continually download and replace data on the SSD, whether that is healthy for the life of an SSD?

    I thought deleting and creating new fiels are bad for SSDs in general
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    It's not.

    SSDs last really long. They'll last longer than your computer.

    Look at how long they all lasted (their write values).

    PS hello there fellow Melburnian!
  3. glenthompson macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2011
    I've had my Samsung 840 Pro installed for 2 years and S.M.A.R.T is showing that it has about 110 years of life left. I would call my usage light to moderate. If you pound it hard you might only get 20 to 30 years out of it.

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