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Apparently we're not supposed to do a lot of benchmarking on SSD's due to their finite read/write cycles. Is this true?

If it's true, then we're we shouldn't scan for viruses and spyware on a regular basis as well?

What are the do's and don'ts of SSD usage?
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they can read forever, but writing to the disk is what makes them fail usually.

So you should never update windows, virus software, and for the love of all that is good NEVER install a game!!

alright that was a bit silly, just disable defragmentation on the SSD and enable TRIM. Then try to limit the amount of stuff you install and reinstall on the SSD, updates and games are all just fine, once they are installed the SSD just reads the data so there is no worry in it doing that. A SSD should last for at least 5 years with just these simple steps.
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Then try to limit the amount of stuff you install and reinstall on the SSD
This is what I'm worried about. SSD sizes are currently so small that I would constantly have to uninstall and reinstall software and games. Not good at all imo. My current partitioned mechanical 333GB OS drive isn't enough, how am I supposed to use an 80GB or 120GB SSD??

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A SSD should last for at least 5 years with just these simple steps.
Will better SSD technology in the next year or two make SSD longevity similar to that of regular mechanical drives, or is that something we just have to deal with?
Edited by i7monkey - 2/15/11 at 1:17pm
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TRIM is important for wear leveling. SSDs do get used up though, no way around it.
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Originally Posted by i7monkey View Post
Will better SSD technology in the next year or two make SSD longevity similar to that of regular mechanical drives, or is that something we just have to deal with?
its just how the drives are made, there is no update that can change how the drive is made so you are just going to have to deal with it until the next storage solution is released.

Dont worry though, the SSD can last up to 10 years if you dont write to it much, i just said 5 years since that was basically a 100% guarantee unless you try to make it fail from too many write cycles on purpose.
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This is what I'm worried about. SSD sizes are currently so small that I would constantly have to uninstall and reinstall software and games. Not good at all imo. My current partitioned mechanical 333GB OS drive isn't enough, how am I supposed to use an 80GB or 120GB SSD??



Will better SSD technology in the next year or two make SSD longevity similar to that of regular mechanical drives, or is that something we just have to deal with?
try putting your games on your HDD and only put the OS and a few of your favorite games on the SSD along with all the applications that you would use all the time. That way you dont need to worry
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