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What about an maintenance of a SSD?

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Hello,

i'd like to buy a SSD. I think Crucial M4 64GB (or Solid/Agility 3? how about them?) would be the best option for me. I'd like to run on it win7 only and most vital (small) apps, which loads at startup (and those used freq. as firefox, which isn't loading fast...).

And the question is:
I've heard that SSD drives loose their performance (to some extent) over time, when data is rewrited. Is it true? Is it noticable? Can it be prevented? I've read glued topics and understand the main purpose but what about my web browser f.a., which is writing cookies on a drive...? I should change it's location to the hard drive, yeah? And everything else.

Thanks guys!
Edited by kbzium - 8/19/11 at 1:08pm
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Most modern SSDs have both TRIM support and idle garbage collection, so the maintenance you have to do is minimal to non-existent. Just make sure you leave some free space on the drive so garbage collection can do it's job and you'll be fine.

As for initial setup, you do want to minimize the amounts of writes done to prolong the life of the drive, but beyond turning off or moving the pagefile, disabling indexing, and disabling superfetch/prefetch, there is not much that really needs to be done on Windows 7.
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Just dont defrag your ssd, as it just only wears it
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just change the oil regularly and rotate the tires and you will be fine.

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Ok one more thing. Why people does not reccomend OCZ drives? What's the difference between Solid 3 and Agility 3?

AND would it be smart to buy another F3 for silly price and make it run raid 0? Haven't ever do so. I would have money for another upgrades. But would it be still worth it or SSD is the only option?
Edited by kbzium - 8/19/11 at 1:22pm
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The problem with the newer OCZ drives is that they use the SandForce 2K controller and there has been wide spread reports of ppl experiencing crashes and BSOD errors with these drives. There are a lot of ppl that are running these drives with no issues and they preform quite well... It all comes down to the luck of the draw.

I hear more problems with OCZ drives then with the M4/C300 and the Intel SSD's

Intel just fixed a serious firmware bug with the 320 series SSD's which caused you to loose all your space but 8MB on your drive if it was not powered down properly. The only way to get the full capacity back was to secure erase the entire drive destroying your data in the process. I found this out 1 month after I bought my drive and when I found out about this, I stepped up rate on my backups. Lucky for me, I did not have any issues with this bug.
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I searched the internet and this forum and some people claim that problem witch OCZ's appear most only with P67 chipsets... is that true? I have 880G . Which is faster: OCZ or Crucial?
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