Posts #34 and #47
Thanks for the update. This is post #34:
My SSD worked flawlessly for 8 months, only issue with my system has been Diablo 3 and one day after a number of crashes it was no longer recognised in my Bios, assuming it was a faulting SSD causing the crashing/stuttering I was looking forward to my replacement SSD. Still the same stutter/lag and crash problems so D3 is uninstalled every other game runs without issue so im convinced D3 bricked my SSD.
Based on what I've read so far on Tom's Hardware website relating to SSD write wear:
There has been a lot of improvement on SSD firmware and controllers to reduce write wear in the past 2 years. An average SSD will allow you about 7GB/day writes for up to 5 years before you start noticing any degradation in performance. Therefore, I don't think this guy's SSD crashing was due to Diablo. Also, his problem still persist after getting another SSD, which makes me think he has other problems probably related to the OS, bios, motherboard, or other running software. Maybe he bought a used SSD that was already hammered..
He didn't really provide that much information either, or proof (snapshot images of poor performance while playing Diablo). You can't just believe people's radical claims without "some form" of proof.
I think if Diablo was bricking SSDs, we would have known about it by now since there are many people playing the game religiously by now on SSDs. A quick Google search about this only reveals his post.
BTW, using "HD Tune Pro" you can get a rough estimate of your "SSD Life Left" under [Health] tab. A current value of 100 means that you have 100% life left on your SSD. After about 1 week of playing Diablo on my brand new SSD vertex 3, my SSD Life Left is still at 100%.
Also, for what its worth, I don't really support people trying to find ways to reduce write-operations on their SSD to prolong its lifetime (it defeats the purpose of having an SSD). If I get the average 5 years of service from my SSD, I've gotten enough value for what I paid for (~$90 for a new 120GB SSD).