It looks like Samsung has overachieved when it comes to the longevity of its SSDs. One in particular is the Samsung 850 Pro SSD, which apparently endured around 9100TB of data writes before dying. This SSD was actually only rated for 150TB of data writes.
The data write benchmark was done by folks at c’t magazine. SSDs that were tested include two sets of Samsung 750 Evo, Samsung 850 Pro, SanDisk Extreme Pro, SanDisk Ultra II, OCZ TR150, and Crucial BX 200 SSDs. Interestingly, all of the aforementioned SSDs lasted longer than their original suggested longevity period as well.
To put things into perspective, a SSD would normally endure around 30GB to 40GB data writes per day in an office environment. At this rate, the Samsung Pro 850 Pro SSD that was tested would’ve probably only reached 9100TB of data writes after a very, very long time. This just goes to show that SSDs are indeed very efficient, especially in terms of longevity.
Despite this, it has to be said that not all Samsung 850 Pro SSDs will be able to last up to 9100TB of data writes. This is because, the benchmark only consisted of two 850 Pro SSDs, which isn’t quite enough to prove that this model will indeed last longer than its original recommended longevity period.
For what it’s worth, however, the other Samsung 850 Pro SSD did manage to endure around 2200TB of data writes before dying – which is still rather impressive.