View how much data have been written on the SSD

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To view the total amount of data written on an SSD over its life time run the following command on the terminal

sudo smartctl -A /dev/sda | awk '/^241/ { print "TBW: "($10 * 512) * 1.0e-12, "TB" } '

Make sure to change [c]/dev/sda[/c] accordingly

Make sure you have [c]smartmontools[/c] installed

sudo pacman -S smartmontools  ## arch and manjaro
sudo apt install smartmontools ##debian and ubuntu
sudo dnf install smartmontools #fedora and centos
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