Best tool to test Solid State Drives

Is there a good program for testing solid state drives?  I am currently using MiniTool Partition to run tests on platter drives and have been for several years, but i am wondering if i should use something else for SSD's.  I just had two computers come in yesterday, that I installed solid state drives in less then a year ago and both of them are giving the error, "non-accessible boot file"  I ran a test with MiniTool Partition on one of them and it showed no errors, but I am needing to know if that is accurate or not.
beemmerAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
SSD's on a cell by cell basis have a limited (generous but limited) lifetime number of read / write cycles (several hundred thousand). That means that cells can wear out. Better / commercial SSD drives have extra cells to accommodate this and Windows 10 has a TRIM function that runs regularly to spread out the usage load.

I use Samsung as they have proven to be good, and have a good warranty. My ThinkPad has a four year warranty (including SSD drive) and I just judged the 5 year extension too pricey.

I recommend the best drives (not cheapest) as I value my data.

NVM-e Drives (Very fast) are more expensive than regular SSD drives (slower than NVM-e but much faster than hard drives)
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I definitely suggest you use the tools provided by your computer manufacturer. I use the tools supplied by Lenovo for my particular drive. The firmware update programs are different for each type of SSD drive. So use the vendor-supplied tools.
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beemmerAuthor Commented:
thanks.  another question i have is: What is the best SSD's to purchase? and what about the cheaper ones, such as Adata, Silicone power, Gloway, ETc.?  They all have 3 year warranty and yet they are considerably cheaper then samsung.  What is the difference?
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Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
The best among all is Samsung. Trust me. We tested SSDs from ADATA, Seagate and so on, but Samsung was always the winner.
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nobusCommented:
"non-accessible boot file"  what exactly did you do for installing them ?  i Always image the whole old disk, and put that on the SSD with the free Paragon software :  http://www.paragon-software.com/home/br-free/download.html
try that !

you can use the samsing Magician soft ware for testing them  http://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/minisite/ssd/product/consumer/magician/
i have used intel SSD's and Kingston too - they can be tested with Intel toolbox : https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/27460/Intel-Solid-State-Drive-Toolbox
you can also use these :  https://mashtips.com/ssd-health-test-and-performance-monitor-tools/
or this :  https://ssd-life.com/
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
I use Itel SSD drives since three years already and none of them gave me a single problem. Intel 330 and 335 Series 180GB drives. I use them as standalone for OS only. Data is stored on common HDDs.
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nobusCommented:
i have had no problems with any SSD
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beemmerAuthor Commented:
Thanks for helping me with this question.  This will help me to make a better decision when replacing drives,  So far I have only had one ssd go bad on me and that was a Kingston.  it went out about 9 months after installing it.  I have tried just about every other brand and so far that is the only one I had trouble with.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thanks for the update.
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