- Sep 10, 2015
Cheap drives always have the lower quality components, I never got to know how many TBs I wrote to the SATA M2 that came preinstalled with my laptop because its firmware hides most SMART data but its speed was clearly degraded after 3 years of usage.I used to have a cheap HGST NVME drive that came pre-installed in my laptop. It failed relatively quick, maybe due to the fact that I was a Windows Insider and this causes a frequent write of 40-50 GB of Data. Setup is first downloaded (about 4GB), then it is extracted and ran, old Windows directory is renamed to Windows.old and everything is copied/replaced to the current directory. New builds were available quite frequently.
It took only 3 years to die. I am no longer a Windows Insider.