According to the table in the review, the 'wear levelling count' - which is one of the more useful indicators - is at 76 percent of its original value after 500,000 write cycles. If you want a good idea of how your drive is doing, one good indicator is the SMART reallocated sector count. The longer you leave an SSD in an environment with lots of writes, the more sectors (and therefore the more wear) it will incur. If the number of reallocated sectors is high, it's a good indication that a lot of sectors are wearing out.
For many people, the SSDs become the 'hero' hard disk in the Mac that usually does things faster than the aging 5400 rpm drives, or even the 7200 rpm drive in the MacBook Pro. But the drive is often not doing much hard work. After it's written to, the drive will go idle almost immediately, in the case of the MacBook Pro, until something needs to be read from it.
MacBook Pro SSDs are expensive devices. But so are HDDs. I've seen people rack up bills of tens of thousands of dollars for a laptop hard drive. Yet SSDs aren't necessarily a cheaper solution. In the case of the MacBook Air, the SSDs are so expensive that you would not be able to buy a laptop with HDDs and SSDs in combination anyway.
NAND flash chips are binned, not by a single manufacturer, but by a model. There are two model ranges, MLC (Multi-Level Cell) and TLC (Triple Level Cell). The number of bits per cell is one of the factors in the manufacturing process.
I just use the old Power tab for a lot of my diagnostics. It has a good number of tests with very useful details. I use Power tab more than I used the TT Pro for most things. I haven't used the TT Pro in a while as I have an SSD drive in my iMac. I don't use the TT Pro when I'm writing software or trying to do other things.
There is a large number of monitors in the system health, one of which is the Power tab. It is not a good feature to dive into. The Power tab contains various measures of the power supply, the battery, the thermal state of the processor, etc. It also has a lot of information that is of no interest to most users. To view this tab, users need to go to , click on and click on . The Power tab is not a good feature to dive into.
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