SSD is amazing. It’s simply the easiest way to boost your computer’s performance, no matter how old your computer is. However, because of the nature design, it has a short life cycle comparing to the traditional hard disk. Despite of a lot of improvement that has been put into the SSD design, its life cycle is still my main concern when I think of putting it in real use. So it’s going to be very helpful if you know when it’s going to die. That’s why this SSDLife Free tool might be very useful and handy in this regard.
SSDlife Free is a free health diagnostic tool developed solely for SSDs, Microchips-based Solid State Drives. It’s a strip down version of its Pro edition which provides a little more features but costs you $20 for those features.
You will have to install the tool onto your computer first before using it. When you open the tool the first time, it will scan your computer to gather enough information about your SSD and checks its status before providing you the result.
Here is what my SSD’s status looks like.
Note the date I highlighted? Yes, my SSD is safe for another 10 years, if I keep the same way I have using it.
If you own and use a SSD right now on your Windows 7, you might want to give this tool a try to find out how long the drive is going to last.