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Re: Measuring (or calculating) how many bytes are actually written to disk when I repeatedly save a file




On Monday, April 08, 2019 10:18:28 AM Curt wrote:
> On 2019-04-08, rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx <rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > And someone would (or should) ask what does "frequently" mean, and that
> > is what I am trying to quantify.
> 
> Sure. But below a certain level of granularity it becomes an exercise
> for which the benefits remain to be established.  Large files and
> frequent writes to disk are probably not ideal for an SSD. You can read
> that anywhere. What else can anyone say? 

I've seen that implied, but not explicitly stated, nor with "quantification" 
(i.e., supporting evidence).

> What are you trying to do?
> Measure the daily byte-count of your writes and compare that to some
> hypothetical standard or threshold above which it would be suggested to
> employ an HDD rather than a SSD?

As mentioned in another post, I am starting to fear for the reilability of an 
HDD (DOAs, early failures, unwilingness of the vendor / manufacturer to 
provide a warranty), and, therefore, I am trying to determine if an SSD could 
be a better choice.

(Someday, I expect it will be -- is that day here?)