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Old December 28, 2010, 07:10 PM
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Default SSD heath status at "warning" according to HD Tune

I purchased an Vertex 2 60GB SSD back in October to use as a boot/program drive. It doesn't get much use other than that. I've done a clean install of Win7 less than three times. I decided to download HD Tune to check out my speeds and life and I'm greated with a "warning" for health status. Now I read somewhere that SSD usually have a life-span of five years..not two months.

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EDIT: heres a quick shot of what I see in HD TUne.

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Old December 28, 2010, 08:03 PM
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run ssd life. dont trust hdtune for anything ssd
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Old December 28, 2010, 08:18 PM
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Downloaded SSD life...tells me the opposite. My SSD heath is excellent!.

awesome, gunna assume HD Tune is just not reliable.
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Old December 28, 2010, 08:38 PM
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It's good for good old fashion platter drives though :)
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Old December 29, 2010, 07:13 AM
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ya they have been saying it for a while now that hdtune reads smart data wrong on most ssd. but if ssdlife say your good i would go with that one it's a one a trust more then most and that's not saying much. ( there all just a decent guess really )
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the name speaks for itself, HD Tune-Hard Drive Tune
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My guess is you are using an older firmware revision. I know for the LONGEST while SF drives reported down right WONKY s.m.a.r.t numbers. This was (somewhat) corrected in latter revisions. Honestly, SSD life is good for quick and dirty guesstimate but you really cant beat the OCZ Toolbox reporting tool. It will tell you exactly how many cells are "dead" and have be reallocated and how many spare blocks are left. When this latter numbers gets low....sell the drive before it dies. :)~
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My guess is you are using an older firmware revision. I know for the LONGEST while SF drives reported down right WONKY s.m.a.r.t numbers. This was (somewhat) corrected in latter revisions. Honestly, SSD life is good for quick and dirty guesstimate but you really cant beat the OCZ Toolbox reporting tool. It will tell you exactly how many cells are "dead" and have be reallocated and how many spare blocks are left. When this latter numbers gets low....sell the drive before it dies. :)~
That's sorta why I ended up going brand new instead of buying used...
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Old December 29, 2010, 11:41 AM
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No need to do that...simply asked for a screen shot before buying. ;)
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