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Scenario:

I am going to upgrade my my gaming computer with an SSD.

Keeping in mind that I will only store program files on it and change the location of libraries in windows seven, along with paging file to two separate mechanical drives.

I have a few questions:

Some say that gaming on an SSD diminishes it's health, Is there any explanation behind this? Why?

Also is it worth upgrading a modern laptop with an SSD?

Answers will be appreciated greatly.
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I have gamed on my SSDs for a long time and so far I have noticed any problems i have 2 in raid 0 and i have a few games on there, never noticed anything different than when i play a game that is on another drive. Sorry I can't be of more help...
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Originally Posted by Maximillian-E View Post
I have a few questions:

Some say that gaming on an SSD diminishes it's health, Is there any explanation behind this? Why?

Also is it worth upgrading a modern laptop with an SSD?

Answers will be appreciated greatly.
Gaming on a ssd is fine in the current generation. The newest batch have wear leveling controls that maximize drive health no matter how much a game writes to the drive. Older generations of ssd did not have advanced wear leveling and that's why it is said.

Don't put your pagefile on the hdd either. Set it to a static size on your ssd like I do at 2 gigs and don't worry about it.
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