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Stress testing SSDs

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I want to stress test ssds so when I put one in a client's computer it doesn't come back to me in three months.  I use Seatools for Windows but it doesn't do the job.  I just downloaded Diskspd.  It's too complex for my needs. Is there any reasonably simple tool that I can set running for X amount of time to get a drive to fail if it's going to fail?  What amount of time would that be?  Without damaging the drive or significantly cutting down on the life of the drive.  I use a Dell Optiplex 7040 running Win10 Pro, Intel I5, 16GB RAM and EVO 960 NVME to test drives.  
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Al
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Stress Testing an SSD is not the best of ideas. Unless you are going to loop it and see when that particular drive fails. This though will only give you a general baseline of what the failure rate is on that particular drive.

A SSD is already limited in Read and Write Cycles out of the box, putting it into read/write loop will reduce the life expectancy of the drive causing that computer to come back to you.
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I think we are all in agreement that

A SSD is already limited in Read and Write Cycles out of the box, putting it into read/write loop will reduce the life expectancy of the drive causing that computer to come back to you.

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That answers my question.  No stress testing for me.  
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Alan

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