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Can I Skip the Traditional HDD and Just Run Off of SSD?

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I know that SSD's aren't good for permanent storage, but I just built a gaming rig and I don't need anything more than the 128 GB SSD that I have.
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Seems like you could. For what you pay, I don't think there would be any reason against doing it.

I'm looking to get one for my MB Pro. Since it is a laptop, it will be my only drive.
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I'm addicted to silent computing, outside of gaming, and this is exactly what I do. If you need storage of any kind, you can always pick up an external for when you need access to those files.
     
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Just to put things in perspective, the 40GB Intel X-25V that serves as the boot drive in my laptop is now 2.5 years old and has had 4.5 TB of writes to it (I have a 500GB WD Scorpio Black in the DVD bay for data storage). Intel's drive life indicator shows 93% life remaining on the SSD.

So it will be a LONG time before you wear out a high quality SSD!
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