Using Shred to remove files on SSD – will this affect the lifespan of the disk? [duplicate]

I always remove files from my machine using sudo rm -rf file, and today I found that shred does a better job in terms of preventing files from being recovered later.

My question is: I have an SSD only in my machine, and I’d like to know if removing files using shred instead of rm will decrease the lifespan of my SSD a lot, or since it’s just a file it does not matter that much.

Disclaimer:

  • I know that flash disks are not bullet-proof when using shred, I
    read in many places that it’s impossible to guarantee 100% that the
    files will not be recoverable, but I’m not hiding files from gov
    etc, just want to delete them for good in case I sell my computer in
    the future.

  • I keep shred‘s default 3 overwrite passes.


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