Streaming Services: Slowing down SSDs?

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

  1. -BigMac- Suspended

    -BigMac-

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    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

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    It's not.

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

    http://techreport.com/review/27909/the-ssd-endurance-experiment-theyre-all-dead

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

    PS hello there fellow Melburnian!
     
  3. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    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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