Patriot Burst Elite SSD and SMART

TL;DR Do not buy Patriot Burst Elite 1920GB if you expect normal SMART information. If you have one and are looking for the SMART values, skip to the end. Price / performance So I started looking around for a large SSD with a good price/performance ratio. Then I found the Patriot Burst Elite 1920GB SSD from Patriot Memory. It has a 3 year warranty and 800 TB TBW (Total Bytes Written), for about 96,- euro (including shipping).

Almost 10 minutes I will never get back

Yesterday my morning started with a little green icon in the system tray of my Windows 10 workstation. It was time to reboot to install mandatory (already provided) updates. Managed workstations are fine and I am not one to complain, but I am used to the luxury of Linux. There you just install updates and if you really want (and do not use kexec) you can reboot to activate a newly installed kernel.