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I install this SSD about 1 week ago and today I check SSD life and it show there is only 18months left of this SSD. So is that all the life it have left?



Another problem is, I do download a lot to my Samsung F3 and one thing I been noticing is that when I download with IDM (Internet Download Manager).

It would use the space on the SSD and then when it finish, it would free those space and move it to my F3 Harddrive.

I would like to know if there anyway I prevent my download from writing on my SSD and just directly write onto my Samsung F3.
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If IDM is installed to the SSD, I would try installing it to your F3 Drive directly I know some programs you have to do that in order for it to directly store to the drive you want it to go to.

Also there is a section in the forums that will help you move other processes away from your SSD to minimize writes, such as moving where windows writes the temp files.

Here is the link SSD optimizations

I just noticed that looking at the program there is an area that says a temporary area to save download parts in the save to option -> temporary directory, make sure that is set to your F3 Drive
Edited by Zhany - 12/19/10 at 1:05pm
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If IDM is installed to the SSD, I would try installing it to your F3 Drive directly I know some programs you have to do that in order for it to directly store to the drive you want it to go to.
Thanks, gonna try this right now.
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Make sure also that the Temporary directory is set to the drive letter and folder of your F3 Drive as well, the option is in the image below.

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Make sure also that the Temporary directory is set to the drive letter and folder of your F3 Drive as well, the option is in the image below.

I won't have to install IDM onto my F3 if i do this right?
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No you shouldn't have too.
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No you shouldn't have too.
Thanks a lot, it definitely stop writing on my SSD. +rep.
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What I think it means is 18 months of total work time. Not that in 18 months it will die. You should have no problem with your drive. I've had mine for about 10 months now, and it shows 99%.
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