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What are others Intel SSD Smart Attributes reporting? I'm curious what others have for error counts and for those that have written many TB of data due to the limited write lifetime of SSD (see quote). If you near the ~35TB of lifetime writes hopefully you would see a error rate increase and a windows based smart hard drive error in win7?

My X-25M G2 80GB on day 3 is reporting (from the Intel SSD toolbox):

spin up (Id 3), start/stop (Id 4), re-allocated sectors(Id 5), avb reserved space(Id E8), Media wearout indicator(E9), end to end error detection count (B8) all at zero.

then 56 hrs power on, power cycle count 15, unsafe shutdown count 15, and host writes 73.31 GB.

Minimum Useful Life:
X25-M & X18-M: [MLC] 1.2M hours MTBF; 5 years - 35TB written, up to 20GB/day for 5 years
X25-E [SLC] 2.0 M Hrs MTBF; 3 years - 1PB random writes for 32GB drive, 2PB for 64GB drive [Intel SSD Training, Rev 2.ppt]

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Do you agree with the report where it says it's been power-cycled 15 times in the last 56 hours? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Jan 3 '10 at 0:46
that is about right, installed windows 7 fresh twice onto it and it hangs after exiting windows with the fans kicked to high speed. – ExcelCyclist Jan 3 '10 at 2:50
Old, but throwing this out there...we often see brand new X25-Ms with gigs of host writes and double-digit unsafe shutdowns. I wonder what they do at the factory... – Shinrai Oct 27 '10 at 14:55
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The results for my X25-M G2 80GB drive are:

648 power-on hours, 97 power cycles, 16 unsafe shutdowns, and 256.16GB host writes. All other SMART attributes are 0 (as I'd hope).

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thanks, I feel safer with Intel's Smart Attributes in contrast to the somewhat confidential Smart attributes from Seagate/WD. For example, my ST3500320AS reports 13785 power on hrs with 225m read errors but no reallocated sectors. – ExcelCyclist Jan 3 '10 at 2:54

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