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Is it true that formatting an ssd will shorten it's life span?

Defrag and Windows indexing mostly. Lots of unnecessary writes with these two.
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Is it true that formatting an ssd will shorten it's life span?

Handy link thx to OCN wink.gif
here http://www.overclock.net/t/1133897/windows-7-ssd-tweaking-guide

Just to add, I use WD 64GB SSD and two Corsair 120Gb SSD's. With all 3 W7 disabled the defrag automatically.
As far as I know formatting ain't a problem, just don't do it 12 times a month.
Windows Index depends on the size of your disk, you can chose the folders. Or disable it (services)
And now we are on the subject of tweaking the ssd, hibernation takes up huge space.
Also check out the page file, although I recommend to keep it on the ssd! It would kinda defeats the purpose of a ssd.
Edited by SortOfGrim - 5/8/12 at 3:49pm
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Is it true that formatting an ssd will shorten it's life span?

Lifespan of SSD is sooooo long, that I think u shouldn't worry about this at all smile.gif
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Greetings fellow storm trooper owners!

I have a few questions about my new case.

The fan controller makes the LED fans blink when set to anything other than full power. I've looked around and found out the way that it controls the fans is the reason. Is this true? Is there any way to remedy this? Should I just get a fan controller or hook the fans up to the motherboard?

There seems to be a molex connecter underneath the control panel on top. What's this for?

The black SATA looking cable that I plugged into my motherboard... what exactly is that for? The eSATA or that dock thing?

Sorry for all the questions, the manual is a bit short on detail.

Oh, here's a pic of my work thus far...

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There seems to be a molex connecter underneath the control panel on top. What's this for?
The black SATA looking cable that I plugged into my motherboard... what exactly is that for? The eSATA or that dock thing?
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1) The molex connector on top is to power the dock. There is also a SATA connector up there near it so that it will actually read a drive you put in there. However, unless you got an extra part mine did not have, you have to supply your own cable.

2) The only other cable that came with my case to be attached to the motherboard, and was black, was the front USB 3.0 cable. Sadly, my current board does not have this connection.

**EDIT** My apologies! Yes, I believe it's for the ESATA connection**

Welcome! Nice build so far!

Finals are coming up for me, but I still hope to get a liiittttle bit of work done (decaling still hasn't been touched) before I head back home and then the Twin Cities for 2 months (joy...)
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Greetings fellow storm trooper owners!
I have a few questions about my new case.
The fan controller makes the LED fans blink when set to anything other than full power. I've looked around and found out the way that it controls the fans is the reason. Is this true? Is there any way to remedy this? Should I just get a fan controller or hook the fans up to the motherboard?
There seems to be a molex connecter underneath the control panel on top. What's this for?
The black SATA looking cable that I plugged into my motherboard... what exactly is that for? The eSATA or that dock thing?
Sorry for all the questions, the manual is a bit short on detail.
Oh, here's a pic of my work thus far...
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as far as I know there is no way to fix the blinking fan problem, installing a fan controller isn't very hard though smile.gif

as for the cable that is like a sata thing, yes that controls the E-SATA

the molex cable thing? I'm confused, what molex thing :S?

Very nice work on the build, loving the blue! biggrin.gif have you thought of putting UV lights in and UV reactive sleeving on your cables? that would look nice inside this build.

Welcome to the family tongue.gif

PS. what PSU is that? did you put the blue LEDs in or are they standard?
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Thanks for the info guys!

I'll take a pic of that molex connector tomorrow when I take the side panels off (again).
My PWR front panel connector got detached somehow and I'll have to find it in the wires and reconnect it. I don't feel like opening it again tonight! tongue.gif

My PSU is a Corsair 600 StealthXStream (?) The blue LEDs in it are factory. It's a couple of years old and it's not modular so it was hard to get all those wires packed in behind the side panel. That's why the wiring doesn't look as nice and clean as it should. That's also why I lost my pwr header in all those wires!

The UV light thing does sound cool. I'll have to keep that in mind for the future. Right now I've got some LED tape on order from Modelers Brand and I'm going to try to do a light mod like justinwebb did to the top piece.

I guess I'll have to keep my eye open for a deal on a fan controller. Wife is gonna kill me soon if I keep spending on this thing!
i7-3770K, Asus P8Z77-V, 16GB Ripjaws, the Storm Trooper, H100, Cougar Fans, cables...etc. biggrin.gif
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Hey guys, looking for some advise.

Planning on buying a custom backplate for my gpu from DWood, need help on a design smile.gif

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Completely custom design, few limitations. Planning on painting it matte black or orange with a matte clear over the top. But I for the life of me can't think of a design for the dang thing. Any pointers?
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Also, some pics of my new window / lighting smile.gif

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And the lamp I used to light some of the pictures wink.gif
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hi guys sorry it looks like i have doped of the floating world of ocn just bizzy moving back like normal real soon smile.gif grate work i seen flicking threw the 5 pages i had to quck flick sorry guys by the way


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