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I sometimes create promotional content and when doing so I work with a lot of fairly large picture files. (anywhere from 1MB all the way up to 20MB images) When working in Photoshop I have always copied whatever images I am working with to my desktop because I need to access them quite often while doing a job. This now means they are being copied to my SSD, which is kinda awesome since I can really utilize the speed when copying and opening images, applying heavy filters, saving, etc.

But after doing an especially hardcore Photoshop session today I realized that I am writing and erasing anywhere from 50MB - 300MB of data to my SSD when I do these jobs, which is about twice a month. Is this kind of read/write activity harmful?

Not that it really matters, since I plan on continuing to use the SSD the way I am since it is just ridiculously fast. But I am curious.
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Fortunately, it's only about 2 times a month. However, if this were every day, and if it were like 500 MB every 10 minutes or so for several hours, then I think that it would be time to find a different way to do it.

So it's all good.
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That's like buying a ferrari and not driving it because it might get worn out. You did buy the thing, therefore, you should use it without feeling bad, rather than let it go to waste.
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Originally Posted by max it View Post
That's like buying a ferrari and not driving it because it might get worn out. You did buy the thing, therefore, you should use it without feeling bad, rather than let it go to waste.
Basically this.

You're fine mine, SSDs aren't meant to take some beating.
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That's like buying a ferrari and not driving it because it might get worn out. You did buy the thing, therefore, you should use it without feeling bad, rather than let it go to waste.
Oh, this is a really good analogy.

If I may expand on it, then I think I would say that the only time to worry about the Ferrari is if you were to drive it for several hours every single day while also going in and out of cities. Maybe.
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Fortunately, it's only about 2 times a month. However, if this were every day, and if it were like 500 MB every 10 minutes or so for several hours, then I think that it would be time to find a different way to do it.

So it's all good.
Yeah, I figured as much. I think there are guys beating on their SSDs harder than I do without an issue. I ran an ATTO Benchmark and compared it to one I did right after installing and it actually got a little faster I think. The first one is from right after Xmas and the second was today:





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That's like buying a ferrari and not driving it because it might get worn out. You did buy the thing, therefore, you should use it without feeling bad, rather than let it go to waste.
That's how I feel, and especially since I make money with it. Even if someone told me that what I was doing would wear it out in only a year or two I still don't think I would change the way I use it very much. For anyone who works with large Photoshop files or something similar, an SSD is a no-brainer if you ask me.
Edited by PhillyOverclocker - 5/3/11 at 10:07pm
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