Although for laptop drives, I have much worse ratios. I hear that setting APM through hdparm may make it better (hdparm -B 254). Also, what's your disk model?Code:9 Power_On_Hours 0x0032 074 074 000 Old_age Always - 19110 12 Power_Cycle_Count 0x0032 098 098 000 Old_age Always - 2176 193 Load_Cycle_Count 0x0032 199 199 000 Old_age Always - 4011
180KB/s random write speed.... 180... Kilobytes.... per.... second......
Interesting how some people read stories about a few particular models of SSDs failing, and quickly assume all SSDs are unreliable. By that logic you shouldn't even be using HDDs, because there are have also been lots of reports over the years about specific HDD models failing catastrophically. For example, I had one of those dreaded IBM "deathstars" that died about 3 years after purchase. The first models of WD's Raptors also had ridiculously high failure rates, yet here you are defending the Raptor.
That said, I've never seen as high a percentage of drives fail before as the 3TB Greens, but that may just be bad luck. I should really check the load cycle count on the one I have in my Windows gaming PC (OK, the one of the two I have in there that is still working properly).