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Originally Posted by kiwiasian;13668220 
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.

I'm pretty sure that's not correct. The only files it uses are in the AppData folder (settings, resume etc) Hardly worth worrying about.
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Originally Posted by tw33k;13668290 
I'm pretty sure that's not correct. The only files it uses are in the AppData folder (settings, resume etc) Hardly worth worrying about.

+1 to the above,

Since i already divert my Temp and Finished folders to my HDD, so there is nothing to be read or write to my ssd.
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Originally Posted by tw33k;13668290 
I'm pretty sure that's not correct. The only files it uses are in the AppData folder (settings, resume etc) Hardly worth worrying about.

Not true, I can go to my browser's temp folder right now and I can show you all the downloads that are there. Even though I set it to be saved to my HDD.
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+1 to the above,

Since i already divert my Temp and Finished folders to my HDD, so there is nothing to be read or write to my ssd.

That completely defeats the purpose of an SSD.
post #14 of 23
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Originally Posted by kiwiasian;13669153 
Not true, I can go to my browser's temp folder right now and I can show you all the downloads that are there. Even though I set it to be saved to my HDD.



That completely defeats the purpose of an SSD.

Your browser's temp folder has uTorrent files in it? I bet it doesn't. uTorrent doesn't download to a temp folder then move the file/s to the destination drive.

Of course any downloads from your web browser are stored in a temp folder but that's got nothing to do with uTorrent.
Edited by tw33k - 5/28/11 at 3:28pm
post #15 of 23
Torrents stored at new downloads is where the significant disk activity occurs.

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If you do not make this folder, it defaults to the save folder that pops up.

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uTorrent only save the actual .torrent files in the SSD (since your /user/appdata folder is there) if you don't specify a folder to save the .torrent file. The actual content is stored directly where you save it.
Edited by Riou - 5/28/11 at 3:39pm
post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by tw33k;13669454 
Your browser's temp folder has uTorrent files in it? I bet it doesn't. uTorrent doesn't download to a temp folder then move the file/s to the destination drive.

Of course any downloads from your web browser are stored in a temp folder but that's got nothing to do with uTorrent.

I wasn't talking about uTorrent. I said I wasn't sure about uTorrent, but browser downloads and WinRAR do indeed do what I described.
post #17 of 23
Well I (and everyone else) was talking about uTorrent because that's what this thread is about:kookoo:
post #18 of 23
No
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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.

Since it is such a small program it doesn't hurt to have it on the SSD, it will launch that much quicker when opened. I have utorrent set to load at startup and I like having all my startup items on my SSD for a quicker boot to a usable desktop.

To the person who thought that utorrent saved data to the installed drive first that is not true. utorrent will save the download directly to the drive and folder you specify.
Edited by Mygaffer - 5/28/11 at 4:59pm
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Originally Posted by tw33k;13668125 
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.

Actually, I'm pretty sure it's the opposite. I believe 50nm NAND had 100,000 write cycles. Moving to 34nm NAND, that value has decreased to around 50,000 and now with 25nm NAND, that value is even lower. However, controllers have improved to decrease write amplification.

That said, as long as you don't use the SSD for actual uTorrent download data, I don't think there'll be any problems.
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So.. Final word is:

"uTorrent" program will NOT harm/effect the SSD, if you divert the (Temp, Downloaded) Folder to an HDD.

Thank you guys for your great help and advices..
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