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reading and writing on a ssd does not shorten it's life, deleting (erasing) files is what shortens their life (but will still last 10 years).

Euhm is erasing not writing in this case? Or am I missing something?

And OP: DO NOT WORRY ABOUT SSD's life span smile.gif
   
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The NAND controller only erases memory blocks when there's none left empty. Every time a file is being deleted, the occupied space left on the NAND is marked as "safe for erase" at some point in future. Meanwhile, new data is always being written in empty blocks, as much as possible, to avoid the destructive erase process. That's the reason it is recommended to have some % of the SSD left empty (a.k.a. over-provision) to reduce the block erase rate.

Many manufacturers are employing different methods of managing the write-erase "amplification". Some will dedicate a small partition in the NAND array as a fast SLC write-only buffer (e.g. Samsung), while others will use various data encoding/compression algorithms to reduce the size of data actually written to the memory.

On the topic, since I've upgraded to a larger (512GB Samsung 850 Pro) boot SSD, I've moved back all the user folders (Pictures, Doc's and Desktop) to the SSD, together with the temporary Download folder. I then move the downloaded files meant for keeping to my 2TB HDD for long-term bulk storage.
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Originally Posted by blupupher View Post

True, but since the OP only has a 128 gig SSD and downloading "large files", these files will get deleted/moved often.
It will not make the download any faster, and while it may make the hash check quicker, we do not know what the OP is downloading, so there may not even be a need for a hash check.

I personally would and do download to a HDD on my desktop (128 gig SSD, 160 gig HDD). If it is something I will be keeping, then it is moved to my server. If I am downloading on my laptop, it is saved to my server directly since my laptop only has a 60 gig SSD.
I've upgraded my SSD to 250GB and the files I download are mostly .RAR and video files
post #14 of 28
Download it to the drive you're gunna store it on... simples... unless you plan to store it on a USB drive. In that case I'd still use my HDD.
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post #15 of 28
Whoever claims SSD lifespan is a possible issue for any normal reason couldn't be more wrong.

Your SSD won't die under normal use for a normal person, or even for a heavy user.

http://betanews.com/2014/12/05/modern-ssds-can-last-a-lifetime/
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post #16 of 28
Just dropping this here. 18 months of continious writing and ereasing to the SSDs. Under normal circumstances SSDs should last for decades.
post #17 of 28
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Euhm is erasing not writing in this case? Or am I missing something?

And OP: DO NOT WORRY ABOUT SSD's life span smile.gif

I don't know, could be. it's just what I read in a article on ssd life span. smile.gif
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post #18 of 28
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Download it to the drive you're gunna store it on... simples... unless you plan to store it on a USB drive. In that case I'd still use my HDD.
The video files will be stored on my HDD for playback and sometimes I transfer it to my external HDD

I have 160GB space available on my 250GB SSD, is it ideal to install games on the SDD or HDD?
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The video files will be stored on my HDD for playback and sometimes I transfer it to my external HDD

I have 160GB space available on my 250GB SSD, is it ideal to install games on the SDD or HDD?

games ran from a ssd only give you faster load times, otherwise game play will not improve.
I run my games off of a WD VelociRaptor 1tb 10,000 rpm hdd, which it was originally designed for gaming.
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If you have space on the SSD, why would you NOT use it? Put as many games on the SSD as you can wink.gif
I have way, way, way too many games to be able to install them all on my SSD, so I use Steams backup and recovery function. Almost all my games are stored in archives on my local file-server, and when I feel like playing any of the archived games, I just uninstall one from the SSD, and install one from the archive. No slow DVDs, or even slower network download. GTA V in all it's glory is installed in 8-10 minutes biggrin.gif
That's how I cope with limited storage-space anyways.
Edited by Hattifnatten - 10/25/15 at 4:30pm
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