Hi Mikel, the Samsung tools can give you a rough estimate on the current state of the SSD. SMART is of course supported by the SSD. The MTBF and other data is hard to judge, according to the values of the spec sheet, the failure rate should never be an issue for desktop users.
This report is very good but I have no clue how to take advantage of this in my laptop. How to retrofit my laptop? Why aren't the SSD capabilities classified in YOUR reviews (similar to the RPM parameter on hard disk or the transfer rate)? How to estimate the reliability improvement? Does the SSD have SMART utility or something similar?
Fast and conservative? Samsung presents the successor to the popular 830 series: the new SSD 840 Pro series. Samsung promises to set new records in performance and power consumption. Ideal for notebooks? We will find out in the following review.