How many times can an SSD be used?

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asked Apr 16 in Hardware by Blantsonse (1,580 points)
How many times can an SSD be used?

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answered May 11 by gatepeeper (7,550 points)
An SSD can be used for up to 100,000 write cycles.

The number of write cycles of an SSD varies based on the type of NAND flash memory cell.

An SSD which stores a single data bit per cell is also known as a single level cell NAND flash and can support up to 100,000 write cycles.

Most SSD drives or SSD cards last up to 5 years or longer.

SSDs have a limited lifetime number of writes, and also slow down as they reach their full storage capacity.

One of the most common warning signs of an SSD failure is a noticeable decrease in read and write speeds.

If you have been using your SSD for some time and you notice that it takes longer to boot up your computer or load applications, it could be a sign that the drive is beginning to fail.

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