[smartmontools-support] estimated number of years to TBW math

James bjlockie at lockie.ca
Thu Feb 28 00:06:46 CET 2019

My nvme drive has a warranty of 100TBW.
If I divide "Data Units Written:" by "Power On Hours:" I get the average 
written per hour.
If I divide 100 000 (100TB) that by 24 by 365 I get the number of years 
to get to 100TBW.
This is strictly the time to TBW, what things fail because of age?

$ sudo smartctl -a /dev/nvme0n1 | grep 'Data Units Written:\|Power On 

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