SSD's are misleading

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  1. tekkaman

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    I just wanted to talk about a situation I had with a Western Digital Blue SSD. In 2020 I installed this SSD in a laptop. At first it was very fast. But that laptop saw less use for a year. Now when I need to use the laptop the SSD slowed to a crawl. Turns out it's a common issue for WD drives. Why is there no lawsuit ? To fix it I had to clone it with Acronis then wipe it and then put the data back and then it was back to normal. I've never had that problem with regular hard drives going bad so fast. I have a WD 640GB hard drive from 2009 that is still going strong with only one bad sector. I think SSD manufacturers are using cheaper parts that are really bad. So I think SSD are misleading because what they sell you is speed. But how long is that speed going to last ? Months ? A year ?
     
    tekkaman, Nov 22, 2022
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    You say it is a common issue for WD drives, but also imply SSD manufacturers are culpable, presumably including other manufacturers.

    Is it one?
    Is it tuther?
    is it both?
     
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    What I mean is that SSD's manufacturers claim that SSD are superior to HDD in both speed and quality. WD is clearly lying about this. WD covers not only WD but Sandisk and G-drive that are also their brand. In one year I shouldn't need to wipe the drive with zeros so I can gain back the speed and quality they promised. What I experienced is that before the wipe, the SSD was slower than a 7200 rpm HDD in terms of responsiveness from opening applications and documents. I ran the dashboard software and it found no updates or problems. According the dashboard everything was like new.

    Here some other people reporting the same:
    https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/threads/western-digital-ssd-slow-read-speed-of-old-data.6728359/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/techsupport/comments/n438uo/wd_blue_ssd_exceptionally_slow/
    https://community.wd.com/t/wd-blue-1tb-very-slow-access-to-data/260989/6
     
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    Thankyou for clarifying.
     
    priscus, Dec 2, 2022
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