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how often does it read/write to the drive? am i shortening the ssd's life by folding on it? should i move the folders to an hdd?
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more often than I would be comfortable with
yes, IMO it does
yes, I would
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nckid4u View Post
more often than I would be comfortable with
yes, IMO it does
yes, I would
I'm not certain on how much the read/write volume on your drive would increase, but I agree that it's better to be safe than sorry (especially if you'll be folding 24/7). If you can install the files for F@H onto a HDD then that'd be the smart (safe) option.

EDIT: That being said, it all depends on how long you want to have your SSD for. I'm sure your aware that they have a limited number of read and writes, but according to this article, the average SSD will still last 50 years of use...
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Not all that much, only when downloading cores, then again it updates the log file constantly, not too sure. If you are worried about it, put it on a seperate drive, that's what I do.
    
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I keep mine on the HDD. There's really no reason not to.
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FAIL noobs. dude keep it on the ssd if you change it over you are still going to put the ssd through work anyway. the reason i say this it needs to change and write stuff in windows anyway so just keep it on the ssdit is not that much work anyway so why are you stressing
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FAIL noobs. dude keep it on the ssd if you change it over you are still going to put the ssd through work anyway. the reason i say this it needs to change and write stuff in windows anyway so just keep it on the ssdit is not that much work anyway so why are you stressing
I like how this guy stated facts, then clearly supported them with proven evidence.
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imo, when we have to think about where to put programs/applications due to the nature of SSD writing , then its a total fail...

I have 5years warranty on this Intel drive and if it fails under that time due to writing/reading , I will probably get a replacement and sell it and never look back at SSDs again.

I have used one of my oldest WD 640gb for a long long time now, SATA1 mind you and it still kicking strong. My old IBM 40gb IDE drive is still working for crying out loud.

If this new tech cant keep up with old habits (meaning, installing what and where we want to) then it aint worth paying for.
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You can write more than 300 TiB on a 64GB SSD, and you're worried you'll shorten your SSDs lifespan by putting f@h on it?

To be completely honest, you'll most likely change CPU, GPU and motherboard at least twice before your SSD will die.
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