[Smartmontools-database] Smartmontools-database Digest, Vol 65, Issue 2

Christian Franke Christian.Franke at t-online.de
Mon Nov 7 11:01:51 CET 2022

Anthony D'Atri wrote:
> Can’t really test without writing.  A single sequential  drive write is trivial for any decent SSD.  If it eats detectable lifetime, something is very wrong.

Self-tests must be non-destructive. How should wear leveling be handled 
Frequent long write tests would eat detectable lifetime.

I guess SSDs self-tests do the same as HDDs usually do: Check 
readability of all blocks.

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