8 Replies Latest reply on Nov 18, 2016 5:14 AM by Intel Corporation

    GBs Wriiten to SSD 750

    jpasint

      Good morning,

       

      It seems the new Toolbox is different in displaying the actual number of GBs written to the SSD 750.

      Based on the attached export, can you please confirm that the “Data Units Written” row indicates the 750 has written 3571.76 GB of actual data?

       

      Sorry if this seems like an obvious question but I have just read so much seemingly conflicting information regarding this.

       

      Thanks, in advance.

        • 1. Re: GBs Wriiten to SSD 750
          Intel Corporation
          This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

          Hello Jpasint,

          We understand you would like us to verify the GBs written of your SSD.

          First of all, what is the capacity of your SSD?
          Now, reading the SMART details you provided, it seems normal; however, we would like you to let us know what kind of workload do you put on the SSD?
          Is it the OS installed on this one?

          Besides that and waiting for confirmation of the previous questions, we don't think the number is incorrect.

          Regards,
          NC

          • 2. Re: GBs Wriiten to SSD 750
            jpasint

            Thank NC,

             

            It is a 750 Series AIC 1.2TB PCI-Express 3.0. It is in my personal home desktop running W10. I do a fair amount of video editing.

            The drive has been installed for a few months.

            • 3. Re: GBs Wriiten to SSD 750
              jpasint

              I should add that I also have a single 120GB 520 Series SSD in my system.

              • 4. Re: GBs Wriiten to SSD 750
                Intel Corporation
                This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                Hello Jpasint,

                According to the workload and usage, the SSD is showing just normal numbers, this is what the system reports as data written to the drive. We do suggest to check if there is any software written more data on it or if you use different editing softwares.
                Also, keep tracking the SSD using the Intel® SSD Toolbox, as of now, the SSD is not showing any issues with wear level.

                If you need further assistance, please let us know.

                Regards,
                NC

                • 5. Re: GBs Wriiten to SSD 750
                  jpasint

                  Yes, I need further assistance. Please clarify my original question about the number of GB written to the 750. I am still not 100% clear on your previous replies.

                  According to the attached file, is 3571.76 GB the actual number of written GBs? Knowing the answer to this question will give me a guideline for usage.

                   

                  Thanks.

                  • 6. Re: GBs Wriiten to SSD 750
                    Intel Corporation
                    This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                    Hello Jpasint,

                    My apologies for the whole confusion, please let me clarify on this:

                    The data units written contains the number of 512 byte data units the host has written to the controller; this value does not include metadata. This value is reported in thousands (i.e., a value of 1 corresponds to 1000 units of 512 bytes written) and is rounded up. When the LBA size is a value other than 512 bytes, the controller shall convert the amount of data written to 512 byte units. For the NVM command set, logical blocks written as part of Write operations shall be included in this value. Write Uncorrectable commands shall not impact this value.

                    So, basically it is data written to the controller and does not include metadata.

                    Metadata: The metadata is used for the management of the stored information or data in the NAND flash memory. The metadata generally includes, a logical-to-physical address mapping table of the stored information, information of attributes of the stored information, and any other data that can assist in the management of the stored information.

                    Let us know if you require further assistance.

                    Regards,
                    NC

                    • 7. Re: GBs Wriiten to SSD 750
                      jpasint

                      I was really still not clear after your latest answer so I did a test of writing 150 GBs to a temp folder.

                      The “Data Units Written” increased by exactly 150 GBs.

                      So, it appears that the “Data Units Written” is exactly just that, the number of GBs written to the 750.

                       

                      I just don’t understand why all the answers in this thread couldn’t simply state such.

                      Guess I should have done my test sooner.

                       

                      Anyway, thanks for the replies.

                      Take care.

                      • 8. Re: GBs Wriiten to SSD 750
                        Intel Corporation
                        This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                        Hi Jpasint,

                        Thanks for the comments. We will gather the feedback provided as well.
                        About the case, basically it is data written to the controller, which is what you did on your test and therefore is the same amount of data written to the SSD or the controller of the SSD.

                        Thanks as well for testing this and if you have any other question please let us know.

                        Regards,
                        NC