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post #1 of 9
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When I go to properties in C drive, there is a check box that says the following...

"Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed in addition to file properties"

Windows 8 Default has this box checked. Should I uncheck this box? Or leave it as is....and why? Thanks in advanced! thumb.gif
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post #2 of 9
It should be unchecked, drive indexing creates lots of small reads and writes which = not good for SSD's life span, also with such low access times on SSD's its really unnecessary anyway.
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Once I uncheck it, it's asking me if I want to apply it to only C drive...or C drive and all sub folders and files....which one should I pick?
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post #4 of 9
I leave it enabled and simple adjust my indexing options how I like. It really doesn't make much of a difference.

You check the C drive and all sub folders and files option.
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post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

I leave it enabled and simple adjust my indexing options how I like. It really doesn't make much of a difference.

You check the C drive and all sub folders and files option.

So you leave yours checked? appleg33k85 mentioned it's not good for the SSD's lifespan due to small writes....so shouldn't I have it unchecked?
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post #6 of 9
Yea, I leave mine checked. Indexing just adjusts your Windows search settings. Its personal preference. For overall lifespan it really doesn't make much of a difference. You can even change the indexing files location if you really care.
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post #7 of 9
For me, I turned off indexing on all of my drives, and I use Everything to search for files. It's way better than the default windows search (instant search results).
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post #8 of 9
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I just gonna take Sean Webster's advice and just leave indexing on (windows default). He's a pretty epic SSD guru so I'll just take his advice thumb.gif
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post #9 of 9
Haven't bothered to turn off indexing since I was using OCZ 30 gb ssd drives. That must have been at least 3 years ago. Indexing will not wear out a drive.
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