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I bought a Samsung 840 PRO 256gb because I heard they were decent.

Now I installed Windows 8 and I am wondering what steps I can take to keep my SSD going as long as possible.

I plan on putting OS and Steam Games on it.


any advice?

shut down PC every night?
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That drive is going to be last way longer than you want to keep it. smile.gif I wouldn't worry too much about it's lifespan. That being said, there are a few optimization/tweak guides in this sticky that are probably worth reading.

And yes, the less you keep the drive powered on, the longer it will last. But it's already going to last you 10+ years easily, probably 20 years.
post #3 of 6
Unless you write 1tb a day to your drive 24/7 for years your ssd should last 10+ years but most likely way more.




http://www.anandtech.com/show/6459/samsung-ssd-840-testing-the-endurance-of-tlc-nand
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Just don't use Hibernation..... this dumps your RAM contents onto your disk.
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Win 8 should automatically apply settings to pro-long the life of the drive, such as disabling defragmentation, so you should already be set thumb.gif

Also see this dude's threads smile.gif
http://www.overclock.net/t/1240779/seans-windows-8-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds
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the best way is to not use the drive. wink.gif
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Just don't use Hibernation..... this dumps your RAM contents onto your disk.
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