The worst possible degradation of the Intel X-25M G2

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  1. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    Hey, I'm about to buy this SSD, I'm wondering what's the worst degradation that can happen, once the SSDs has all it's blocks filled?

    I can't remember, I read it in the very long AnandTech article though.

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  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    When a SSD wears out, the blocks become read-only. There should be no data loss. Of course, that's no excuse for not making a backup...
     
  3. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I didn't know that could happen, how long does it take for it to wear out?!?!

    I was referring to the reduced Write/Read speed and any other slow down effects after it's been filled up?

    Edit: I've found the pages in that article, it seems to do pretty well still after the slow down.

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  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Ah, I see. I thought you were referring to the SSD version of HDD failure.

    SSDs used to last considerably shorter than HDDs, but I think they're comparable now. I haven't really followed their development to be honest.
     
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  6. fehhkk macrumors 6502a

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    I would imagine filling up the drive all the way with tiny files, then deleting half of them, and writing larger files again to fill up the drive. Your writes will then get REALLY slow.
     

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