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

Anthony D'Atri anthony.datri at gmail.com
Mon Nov 7 14:26:31 CET 2022

I thought the asker was talking about one-time.  

> On Nov 7, 2022, at 5:01 AM, Christian Franke <Christian.Franke at t-online.de> wrote:
> 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 then?
> 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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