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Not sure I understand your Clear Disc Info ????
I would, but I always have a spare.
Next time I'd get a 500GB Samsung or Westgern Digital SSD, their TBW Ratings are twice as high as their 256 TBW (Terabytes written) ... (endurance rating)
 
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The report you posted states you only have 6% left of the available lifetime writes for the drive. This means the NAND flash for the drive has been exposed to lots of write operations. Write operations for flash media is the primary means of wearing it out.

You should definitely be getting a replacement drive now or plan on getting one soon.
 

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First of all, IF you want to test a seagate drive, you use the drive mfg's utility ie seatools NOT a third party program.
If seatools confirms the remaining life of the drive, then purchase a new drive.
In any case, you have backups for anything important on the drive. Data you do not have at the very least two copies [on separate media] is data you do not care about and you should expect to lose said data.
 

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I thought he was asking about the seagate drive since it was highlighted. You are correct; use the kingston tool.
 

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I always stay with the name brand SSDs
Back when I was researching TBW endurance ratings (a hard to find rating) …. The Samsung SSD was the Best.
For the Samsung 860 evo ….. 250GB = 150 TBW and the 500GB= 300TBW
For the WD Blue …. 250GB=100TBW and the 500GB=200TBW

So, for a little more money you get double the endurance.
Maybe time to put your Kingston 120 in a semi-retirement home and save for an emergency backup.

I’m not sure how the disc info knows the endurance rating ???

I’m guessing you SSD has your operating system and your HDD has your Data.
I would suggest a Samsung 500GB for your OS … and Western Digital Back Series for your data … (5 year warranty)
 

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It's part of the SMART system that is built into all modern hard drives: SSD or spinning disk.
 
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