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Originally Posted by Lime;14565477 
You should just put it on a different hard drive. Games take up way too much space unless you've got a large SSD.

This is what I did,Just created another Programs File 2 and another Programs File
(x86) 2.
And directed all my games and Steam,+ other software to my storage drive.I have a dedicated 500gb. HDD for this.
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I was wondering this as well for future reference now I know.
    
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I just connected a old laptop sata HDD I had laying around to put games & other stuff I want to store on it.
I have a Muskin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe 120GB. I had it over half full before doing the above.

But I really posted so I could watch to see what is said.
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I can't answer to weather it is possible or if it will, or won't kill it's performance.

But, Just consider file compression!
Files are compressed, when your finished with them, then they'll need to be uncompressed every time you need to use them and so on...compressed....uncompressed, and again, and again, and again.

This to me says it will cause excessive wear on your SSD, that would otherwise be avoided.

Just a theory though!
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Thinking about it I wouldn't compress it as said here it will most like shorten the life of the SSD drive with all the read & writing it would have to do to compress/uncompress.
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I can't answer to weather it is possible or if it will, or won't kill it's performance.

But, Just consider file compression!
Files are compressed, when your finished with them, then they'll need to be uncompressed every time you need to use them and so on...compressed....uncompressed, and again, and again, and again.

This to me says it will cause excessive wear on your SSD, that would otherwise be avoided.

Just a theory though!
post #16 of 16
Compression would normally be fine, but I would not use NTFS compression.

It compresses in 64KB blocks, but how it does it leaves tiny gaps everywhere. So normally you have something like this for 256KB of data:

[xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx][xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx][xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx][xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]

But with NTFS compression you get this:

[xxxxxxxxxxxxxxoo][xxxxxxxxxxoooooo][xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxo][xxxxxxxxxxxxxxoo]

Using NTFS compression on HDDs causes massive fragmentation, because later when downloading files and stuff, it'll be trying to fill every one of those gaps. I've seen it as bad as 200k fragments by downloading a 3GB file to a nearly full drive that has tons of NTFS compression...

I don't know exactly how writes translate between the filesystem layer and NAND layer, but I know the filesystem layer will be a mess if you enable it - and that can't make things easier on your SSD's controller...

I would probably not enable it. Or if you do, only do it for large static files that are never written to.
     
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