Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by mikeym, Jul 8, 2020.
How much RAM do you have - maybe your getting excessive swap usage when you do memory heavy stuff?
16GB ram, so should be fine?
The total writes you have is way beyond anything games/OS + updates would do unless you install/uninstall big games frequently, even then it would be difficult to acheave. Your writes for a drive that new are crazy, I have drives 4+ years old that have been used for writes heavy Database work and they have nowhere near that much writes.
It is still a bit of a mystery where all the writes came from.
As a comparison, my previous 1TB SSD with around 7400 hours use has just over 7000GB host writes. In line with other people. The only difference between OS / progs / games installs is that I have a few extra games on the NVME...
I had a Samsung ssd where 40GB daily were being written by something. It turned out to be the Canon printer software.
I'll check that, thanks - I have canon software installed...
I made a thread on it a while back. The program image garden was responsible. 40gb daily were being written.
Had a check but don't have Image Garden installed - just basic driver and scanning over wifi application.
How did you monitor / determine amount of data written by a specific application @maklabouhlel ?
In Windows you can use perfmon to look at disk activity for a specific process I believe
If I remember correctly, it was a process of deleting non-essential programs one by one until the writes came down. Once I deleted Image garden, the writes were back to normal levels and when I reinstalled it, the writes went back up. Other photo and video apps can cause excessive writes.
Youtube videos can cause high writes especially when left on autoplay:
144p: No bitrate provided by YouTube.
240p: 225MB per hour
360p: 315MB per hour
480p: 562.5MB per hour
720p at 30FPS: 1237.5MB (1.24GB) per hour
720p at 60FPS: 1856.25MB (1.86GB) per hour
1080p at 30FPS: 2.03GB per hour
1080p at 60FPS: 3.04GB per hour
1440p (2K) at 30FPS: 4.28GB per hour
1440p (2K) at 60FPS: 6.08GB per hour
2160p (4K) at 30FPS: 10.58GB per hour
2160p (4K) at 60FPS: 15.98GB per hour
I had this problem with the MP510 240GB as a system drive. Something would write on it 100gb daily straight after a fresh install of W10. I tried to find out the cause but never did. Eventually, I reinstalled W10 and this reduced the writes to 20gb daily.
I did the maths and you are writing an average of 14MB/s over the drive's life.
Separate names with a comma.