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Hi every one,

I am using SSD F60 for my WIN7, and i have another HDD to use it with uTorrent program.

I am installing the utorrent itself to the SSD, but i redirect the Directories (New Downloads and Complected downloads), to my HDD.

My wondering, is the above way (or using utorrent programs in general), will effect/harm my ssd total life?

Thank you
Edited by rubema - 5/29/11 at 4:03am
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My guess is no since data is not being written on SSD at all.

Edit: I don't see why you would install uTorrent on an SSD, even if uTorrent is so small, I would keep a partition on my HDD for "No speed needed" programs.
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Have a guess at what your SSD's "total life" is....Give up?

At least 5 years! And that's writing 20-40GB everyday Use your SSD. Don't be scared of it
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Originally Posted by Blostorm;13664275 
My guess is no since data is not being written on SSD at all.

Edit: I don't see why you would install uTorrent on an SSD, even if uTorrent is so small, I would keep a partition on my HDD for "No speed needed" programs.

You are right, i should not install it directly to my ssd, i will uninstall it and install it again to my HDD.. Thats better.
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Have a guess at what your SSD's "total life" is....Give up?

At least 5 years! And that's writing 20-40GB everyday Use your SSD. Don't be scared of it

So if i keep my setup as what what i am doing now, there is no worry for its total life? Right
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Absolutely right. Back in the day, SSDs had around 100,000 write cycles. They now have between 1 and 5 million! You'll upgrade long before you wear it out.
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Absolutely right. Back in the day, SSDs had around 100,000 write cycles. They now have between 1 and 5 million! You'll upgrade long before you wear it out.

Sound very good, Thank you very much for the advice.
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My pleasure and enjoy your super fast drive
post #9 of 23
Iirc programs like uTorrent installed on the SSD will default to downloading the data as a temporarily file onto your OS drive, and then later move it to your HDD.

Browser downloads and WinRAR do similar things. It's incredibly annoying.

That's why in any event I need to do a large download I'll do it on another computer without an SSD and transfer the files via a USB drive.
post #10 of 23
uTorrent is small, like 390kb total. 1 file in your programs folder...

It does not have any benefit from running on a SSD, but really doesn't harm it either...
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