Thanks for posting.
Based on the SMART details you shared, the drive seems to be degrading faster than usual due to write amplification. There's a firmware update that prevents further degradation caused by this issue on Intel® SSD 535 Series drives.
You can download the fix from here. Please update the firmware and let us know how it goes.
thank you for your suggestion but unfortunately it did not help. Here is the output from the CLI during my update attempt:
- Intel SSD 535 Series CVTR5110001Z120AGN -
ModelNumber : INTEL SSDSC2BW120H6
DevicePath : \\\\.\\PHYSICALDRIVE0
ProductFamily : Intel SSD 535 Series
Firmware : RG2V
SerialNumber : CVTR5110001Z120AGN
FirmwareUpdateAvailable : The selected Intel SSD contains current firmware as of this tool release.
Index : 0
Bootloader : Property not found
DeviceStatus : Healthy
Status : The selected Intel SSD contains current firmware as of this tool release.
Thanks for your reply.
According to the messag showed by the tool, it seems the firmware update that fixes write amplification was either successful, or previously installed.
The regular firmware version format is RG21. Firmware version RG2V is the one that corrects the issue and can only be installed with this software.
Please keep using the drive as normal. If you notice a dramatic decrease in health again, please contact our technical support for further assistance.
thank you again for your help and suggestion. I will keep my eyes on it. I am just wondering if it is normal when the lifetime keep decreasing by 10 percent in one year? Because with this speed my disk will be dead in 10 years. But on the other hand a friend of mine has SSD from intel as well and he has it for 8 years already. He told me this information and he is also wondering about these parameters and numbers. He does not have any kind of problems with his SSD drives.
In my opinion it is strange that my SSD with my form of using already lost nearly 30 percent of lifetime. For the whole time I am trying to keep 75% free disk space! I do not install or uninstall programs often. It is strange.
The Intel® SSD 535, 120GB is designed to last at least five years if you write 20 GB of host writes daily.
Depending on the workload, 10% degradation per year could be consider normal. Please bear in mind that the operating system and several applications are constantly writing data on the background (such as temporary files), this adds to the host write count as well.