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Do I have a bad SSD? Bad block count at 257

I have Adata su650 480GB SSD which is generally working fine. Recent check of SMART values using CrystalDiskInfo reports 257 bad block count. Now I need to know a few things with respect to this ...
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How to check total written size to USB thumb drives?

(Asking in general but I need the answer specifically for SanDisk drives) Is there a way to see total written size to USB thumb drives? Just like Samsung-Magician's SSD health check, but for thumb/...
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Browser download files directly to external drive without copy to main drive

From a perspective of preserving the main drive life as much as possible, it would be a good practice to download files directly to an external drive. Browser Settings -> Downloads Directory -> [...
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