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EBay item: Is this SSD about to die or should I keep it?

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I bought this 80GB used Intel SSDSA2M080G2GN for $42 shipping included.

I would like to know if I should keep it, it says it has already written 31.69TB

Intel guarantees them to work until 35TB so the drive is very close to that point.

BUT...

Health is at 100% and have more than half of life remaining.

Should I try to swap/return it or should I keep it considering it has hold well with such history?

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Buying a used SSD off eBay seems like a bad idea. Here, you have an SSD that's at least half used and you paid .50/GB which is the going price for brand new SSDs. You got a terrible deal if you ask me.

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Bad deal for sure. I wonder how the previous user managed to write 30+TB to an 80gb SSD :-o

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It is fine.

The media wearout indicator still shows a lot of life left.

When that reaches 0, and then maybe sometime a long time afterwards .... the ssd may finally be worn out.

The old 50nm NAND can take a hell of a beating.

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It is fine.

The media wearout indicator still shows a lot of life left.

When that reaches 0, and then maybe sometime a long time afterwards .... the ssd may finally be worn out.

The old 50nm NAND can take a hell of a beating.

I would agree to that!

The drive has been proven working, and it still has all its reserved space intact...

But like any drive, a backup is a good idea!

MEJV

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