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Samsung 256 GB M2 SSD Wear Levelling Count

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by ginjaninja, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. ginjaninja

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 30, 2007

    Posts: 1,121


    CrystallDiskInfo is showing
    For Wear Levelling Count

    Total Host writes =60TB
    Power on Hours =24000

    Im surprised ive hit a limit through normal use as windows 10 boot drive?

    Is this a definite issue and notice of imminent failure?
  2. BlackAle


    Joined: Nov 4, 2006

    Posts: 777

    Location: Rugeley, Staffordshire

    It's an MLC drive, you'll probably get a few PB's of endurance out of it, I wouldn't be worried,
  3. Minstadave


    Joined: Jan 8, 2004

    Posts: 23,073

    Location: Rutland

    You’re not going to cause any probs with 60TB of writes. Or 600TB for that matter.
  4. ginjaninja

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 30, 2007

    Posts: 1,121

    thats what i thought but WLC is producing a smart summary status of "bad" which the bios is noticing at boot time.
  5. Disco_P


    Joined: Dec 30, 2013

    Posts: 4,923

    Location: Edinburgh

    60TB is quite high for a 'normal' use at a windows 10 boot drive. I've used the same ssd as my main boot for 6 years and it's now at 30TB with double the power on hours.

    However 60TB writes is nothing to worry about in terms of 256GB flash endurance. Can you disable smart in boot? It's an option on my X99 Pro.
  6. ginjaninja

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 30, 2007

    Posts: 1,121

    thanks, will take a look at smart disable on my asus x99 usb 3.1 bios,...ive recently remembered that the drive also supports a boot disk for a virtual machine, so that perhaps accounts for the higher than average utilization.