Originally Posted by Captain_cannonfodder
I just realised that I installed Bonic on my main SSD. Its a Samung 830, is it ok to have Bonic on an SSD?
its not preferred, but there is a trick to use if you want to extend the life of the ssd. boinc follows a Read/Write Schedule. What boinc does per the preference in the manager is on a schedule it updates the workunits being run every 60seconds by default to the current progress of the work unit. If you extend the time for boinc manager to do the update you can reduce your read/writes to your ssd.
-Downside to this is you are frequenting crashing/blue screens/ power outages/ what-have-you, then you wont want to do this. if you crash or whatever before boinc updates, then when you resume boinc manager it will have to start back at the beginning of the workunit rather than where you left off. so you have to weigh your options
***if you want to change the setting go into boinc manager, tools, computing preferences, then click disk and memory usage. there you will find a box that says "tasks checkpoint to disk at most every _60__seconds". since all my pcs are on 24/7 i changed mine to a ridiculously high setting like 1600seconds or something, basically mine never writes to the ssd 99% of the time i have the wu done before it needs to checkpoint lol. you might need to play with the setting and see what works out better for you. cheers.