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I just realised that I installed Bonic on my main SSD. Its a Samung 830, is it ok to have Bonic on an SSD?
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I cannot really answer about the SSD as I don't currently have one, but if you are worried about excessive disk usage you can create a RAMDisk and install BOINC to the ramdisk. Then it won't use the hard drive, just your computer memory.

I have mine running off a 2gb ram disk and its working great.
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Some BOINC projects have very high disk I/O. Because of that, I prefer to run BOINC on a secondary hard drive over an SSD.

It's okay to run BOINC on the SSD though.
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I have my BOINC and folding clients installed on my SSD.

There doesnt appear to be any dramas.
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The only hard discs I've got are now externals.
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Boinc does give you the option when you install to separate the program files and data files, so I got the program on my SSD and the data, e.g. WUs, on my HDD.
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Where do I find that option?
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Where do I find that option?

When you install Boinc, a window should open, asking you where you'd like to install to. It probably defaults to the 'C' drive, but you can change it to anywhere you like smile.gif
 
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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.
    
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I just realised that I installed Bonic on my main SSD. Its a Samung 830, is it ok to have Bonic on an SSD?

It's perfectly fine. I have the exact same drive in my sig rig, and it runs without a hitch. Those drives can handle GB's/day being written to them with no problem. Plus, they have 3 year warranties.

"Samsung's own test results show a 64 year lifespan for the SSD 830 with 10 GB written onto it each day, or 16 years with a rather improbable 40 GB daily write."

I guarantee you aren't writing 10GB's/day just with BOINC (and probably not with anything else you combine with it).
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