Crucial MX100 256GB on a Dell Alienware Alpha (formally steam machine)

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MLJ2

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Seems to run fine. Drive shows a little inconsistency at the front, but seems to be reasonably within range across the rest:
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Driv Size  Drive Identity     Location:    0      25%     50%     75%     100
---- ----- ---------------------------- ------- ------- ------- ------- -------
 81  256GB Crucial_CT256MX100SSD1        442.0   512.2   534.2   537.0   528.5

                  Benchmarked: Tuesday, 2021-01-05 at 18:57
 
This is completely unsurprising to me either as another little utility I've been using for awhile called SSDLife estimates the usage and time, and I've had this drive for a few years in this same computer. I don't completely trust their timeline for lifetime as that's probably until the drive is dead vs so slow it's not worth using anymore, but something I use as a general indicator.

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I suspect that long before 2048 it will have been replaced with something MUCH faster. You don't see many 30 year old disks in use still.
 
@AlanD I agree probably not 30 years! I'd be almost 80 by then.

The drive has been in this computer for longer than 2 years as I bought the drive in 2015 according to my purchase history at Amazon. So it's got a good 5 1/2 years on it in this little computer I use in the kitchen. I suspect this machine will last me a few more years as I just recently upgraded it to a core i7 of the generation of the processor for about $150 from ebay overstock (new part) from a Core i3. So it definitely sings a little faster than it used to.

I suspect my next computer will probably use an Nvme drive, so unless this one fails I will probably get 7-10 years our of it anyhow.