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Hi guys, im a newbie at this
recently I purchased an OCZ sata 3 agility 3 120GB
Now it's my system drive (C)
and there's my old HDD (western digital caviar black) as D drive
I've been installing programs and games on the C drive

Now I'm hesitating as it might decrease its life span
for some program like music player, or windows live messenger, skype
I am thinking on installing them to D drive to preserve my SSD
do you think it works? Or worse it might actually consume more of my SSD if I install them on D drive ? (probably because the redirecting or registry problem? )

Thanks in advance
post #2 of 4
I've had my SSD for about 2 years now, and only ONE time have I had any issues out of it. Had a couple of blocks go bad and had to re-format. I install everything on my SSD and I can be pretty harsh on it at times.

If my older generation budget type SSD has survived my personal torture for this long, your new SSD should be perfectly fine (unless you get a crappy one, and in that case RMA will fix you right up, but chances of that are usually slim).
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Originally Posted by Razinhail;15429545 
I've had my SSD for about 2 years now, and only ONE time have I had any issues out of it. Had a couple of blocks go bad and had to re-format. I install everything on my SSD and I can be pretty harsh on it at times.

If my older generation budget type SSD has survived my personal torture for this long, your new SSD should be perfectly fine (unless you get a crappy one, and in that case RMA will fix you right up, but chances of that are usually slim).


I guess you're right
sorry but I should have made my question's point easier to notice
main point of my question is something like this:
Will installing programs on my HDD be better than installing them on my SSD ? (SSD's lifespan wise, not performance)
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Originally Posted by Haja;15430702 
I guess you're right
sorry but I should have made my question's point easier to notice
main point of my question is something like this:
Will installing programs on my HDD be better than installing them on my SSD ? (SSD's lifespan wise, not performance)

I believe that newer SSD's have better lifespans than older generations (like mine), so this shouldn't be a concern imo. Will installing stuff on your SSD take away from its lifespan? Sure, in the same way driving to work every day takes away from your car's lifespan.
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