👍 #863 - How Long Will My SSD Last?
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It's been drilled into our heads that flash memory, used in USB Thumbdrives and SSDs, wears out.
Great, but how quickly? How long is it reasonable for that SSD to last?
As this week's featured article discovers: it'll probably last longer than you think.
Also this week:
- Assuming evil intent is almost always wrong.
- Digital thumb-twiddling -- it's a thing.
- Finding the owner of an IP address is way harder than it looks on TV.
- Sometimes throwing your hands up is exactly the right idea.
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This Week's Featured Article
How Long Will My SSD Last?
Estimating life expectancy.
We keep hearing that SSDs and other flash-based drives wear out. Particularly when it comes to SSDs, there are ways you can see how close to wearing out your drive might be.
Also This Week on Ask Leo!
Never Attribute to Malice . . .
|Malicious intent is commonly understood to be the cause of technological trials and tribulations. It's usually the wrong assumption to make.|
What is the System Idle Process and Why Is It Using Most of the CPU?
|Can a computer really do nothing? Yes and no. When it's doing nothing, it has to do something, and that something is the System Idle Process, waiting for something to do.|
Finding the Owner of an IP Address
|While you can't find the specific owner of an IP address, there are a few tools to see what IP-related information you can get.|
Sometimes It's Faster If You Just Start Over
|Sometimes the best solution is to give up trying to find a solution.|
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How Do I Protect Myself from Other Computers on My Local Network?Many households have computers used for sensitive things on a local network with less trustworthy users. Here's how to protect the network and increase your security.
What is the System Idle Process and Why Is It Using Most of the CPU?Can a computer really do nothing? Yes and no. When it's doing nothing, it has to do something, and that something is the System Idle Process, using CPU and waiting for something to do.
How Long Will My SSD Last?We keep hearing that an SSD, or other flash-based drives don't last long. Particularly when it comes to SSDs, there are ways you can see how long it might last.
Never Attribute to Malice . . .Malicious intent is commonly understood to be the cause of technological trials and tribulations. Attributing to malace is usually the wrong assumption to make.
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