Does formatting an SSD damage it?
Simple – using the format command on whatever operating system you are using. Formatting an SSD is not harmful to it.
How long will my SSD last?
SSDs Have a Long Lifespan
Since SSDs don’t have moving parts, they’re very reliable. In fact, most SSDs can last over five years, while the most durable units exceed ten years. However, how long your SSD will last depends on how often you write data into it, and you could use that to estimate the lifespan.
How can I make my SSD healthier?
- Enable TRIM. TRIM is essential for keeping SSDs in tip-top shape.
- Don’t Wipe the Drive.
- Update Your Firmware.
- Move Your Cache Folder to a RAM Disk.
- Don’t Fill to Full Capacity.
- Don’t Defrag.
- Don’t Store Large Files.