I installed a new 120 Gb Intel 530 SSD a few days ago and loaded up Windows 8.1, MS Office, Photoshop elements and few other programs. Data is on a separate HDD. I installed the Intel Tolbox (Version 3.2.0) today and was surprised at the readings for:-
E1 Host Writes = 1.99TB
F1 Total LBAs Written = 1.99TB
F2 Total LBAs Read = 1.83TB
09 Power On Hours Count = 27
Screen shots attached.
I've looked at the forum and can see that previous versions of the Toolbox gave erroneous readings but it seems this was fixed in later versions. I'm I missing something or should I be worried?
I have a 240GB Intel 530 with Windows 8.1, used lightly, and have used it since early November.
Using Toolbox 3.2.0, E1 and F1 are 126.19GB. I save download files to a different drive, so that makes some difference. Your Host Writes seem rather high, but you should analyze the SSD's environment first.
What type of PC is the 530 used in? Are you streaming videos, etc, to that PC? What type of downloading do you do?
Are you saving system backups to that SSD automatically, or creating Windows Restore points frequently?
How much free space is on that SSD?
It could be an erroneous reading, but strange it would be isolated to the 120GB models. Have you applied the firmware update to your 530? It should be shown as DC32 on the main display of the Toolbox. This firmware has a fix for a semi-related SMART attribute, but it might affect the E1 value you have now.
The two wear indicators, E2 and E9 have not changed and are the same as mine, that is a good sign.
HI parsec - thanks for taking the time to reply. Your readings are pretty much what I would have expected after a few weeks. As it stands my E1 value is multiples beyond yours after a few days.
The PC was bought a few days ago from a reputable supplier and has been barely used other than to install the software. The hardware / software spec is as follows:
Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-4770
ASUS® Z87-A: ATX MOTHERBOARD
16GB KINGSTON DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz
1GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 640
120GB INTEL® 530 SERIES SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s
2TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD2002FAEX
2TB WD CAVIAR GREEN WD20EZRX
Software on SSD:
Windows 8.1 64 Bit
MS Office 2010
Adobe Photoshop Elements 12
Serif PagePlus x7
Thunderbird (+ 8Gb of emails)
The PC will not be used for gaming or videos but will be used for intensive office multi-tasking and occasional photo editing in the future (but hasn't been so far). All downloads and data (other than the Thunderbird email profile) will be stored on one of the hard drives. The SSD firmware was updated before I looked at these results on Toolbox (Version 3.2.0). The SSD has 57Gb of free space. As you say the wear indicators are OK so probably incorrect readings.
PS Just checked the Host Write count on an unrelated piece of software (Open Hardware Monitor) and it shows 2040.7GB