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I am just installed a Patriot Pyro SE 120 GB as my primary. Great guide Sean, thanks. I followed completely, pretty much. Speeds seem great but have yet to benchmark them, honestly I probably never will.

3 questions though:

1. I originally turned off all virtual memory on all drives (SSD and 7200 RPM Hitachi HDD) but when I played Battlefield 3 it crashed and said memory low! So I followed your advise and set virtual memory to 1024 mb, however this is on the HDD, not my SDD. That is fine I would think?

2. I would like to make sure I am not writing to the SSD in any avoidable way. Is it possible to see that?

3. How long should I expect this SSD to survive? If I am careful and follow all the rules, and reduce writes as much as reasonably possible, can it last forever?

Thanks,
Kevin
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I am just installed a Patriot Pyro SE 120 GB as my primary. Great guide Sean, thanks. I followed completely, pretty much. Speeds seem great but have yet to benchmark them, honestly I probably never will.

3 questions though:

1. I originally turned off all virtual memory on all drives (SSD and 7200 RPM Hitachi HDD) but when I played Battlefield 3 it crashed and said memory low! So I followed your advise and set virtual memory to 1024 mb, however this is on the HDD, not my SDD. That is fine I would think?
Yea it's fine
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2. I would like to make sure I am not writing to the SSD in any avoidable way. Is it possible to see that?
Don't worry about that.
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3. How long should I expect this SSD to survive? If I am careful and follow all the rules, and reduce writes as much as reasonably possible, can it last forever?

Thanks,
Kevin
ehh, depends on usage, ~5-20 years...you will probably be able to write 250TB-1000TB of data to the SSD before it gives out...that is a long, long, long time. But something else could fail before that of course.
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Sean, which is better for HDD: IDE or just like SSD, AHCI?
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Sean, which is better for HDD: IDE or just like SSD, AHCI?
AHCI
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OK. Thank you.
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GREAT TOPIC SEAN!!!!!!!!!!! Very very informative.

I do have one thing to ask.
As you can see in my signature, I have the OCZ Solid3 120 GB drive. The drive has been great for me so far for over 3 months.

I installed Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate version. After a fresh install, I have just under 90GB left. In your first post you say Windows will take 7-15GB of space. Were you referring to Windows XP? If yes or no, what version of Windows were you referring to?

By the way. A Clean fresh install of Windows 7 took literally 10 minutes from start to finish.
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He was referring to Windows 7.
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GREAT TOPIC SEAN!!!!!!!!!!! Very very informative.

I do have one thing to ask.
As you can see in my signature, I have the OCZ Solid3 120 GB drive. The drive has been great for me so far for over 3 months.

I installed Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate version. After a fresh install, I have just under 90GB left. In your first post you say Windows will take 7-15GB of space. Were you referring to Windows XP? If yes or no, what version of Windows were you referring to?

By the way. A Clean fresh install of Windows 7 took literally 10 minutes from start to finish.

Windows 7, all systems I have, Windows 7 Home premium, Pro, and Ultimate take up only ~12GB or less from the standard install media. Someone said theirs took up 15 to I broadened the range in the OP to 15 from 12.

I also have a custom disk I made and mine after install only takes up 7GB of space. And it takes me ~6 minutes to install for me. biggrin.gif Then I need to set everything up lol.
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