I checked my SSD to see how much I have written to it over its lifetime to estimate how much life might be left in it. Currently, it the wear
amounts to about 50 write cycles, which isn't much, this particular one is rated at 5000 and SSDs in general should last at least 1000.
Now, the question is:
Can I count on SSD to distribute its wear more or less equally
across all of its cells or 50 cycles on average might as well mean
that some cells have endured, say, 500 or more?
If I create partitions on the drive, does wear leveling work across
partitions? E.g. if I created a 8 GB swap partition on a 120 GB
drive, did I just subject 1/15 th of the drive to disproportionately
higher wear? Maybe I would be better off if I allocated extra space
to swap partition, then. I started thinking of this issue
specifically because I wanted to enable hibernation on my computer,
and I started wondering whether I should ensure there's space
equaling RAM on swap partition (if wear leveling across partitions
work) or several times that (if it doesn't; to prolong SSD's
My SSD is currently Intel 520 120GB and I'm considering using Intel and Samsung SSDs in the future.