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Hi every one,

I got new F60GB Corsair SSD, and i am planing to keep it for some of my games.. I am playing FPS games mostly as Single player so as soon as i finish the campaign i uninstall/delete the games which is finished.

My question is:

Uninstalling/Deleting Games continuously from SSD, (let us say 3-4 games each 2-3 months), is this will effect/harm my SSD life/performance??

Thank you
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It shouldnt as long as you garbage collect from time to time.
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Originally Posted by Woned View Post
It shouldnt as long as you garbage collect from time to time.
Garbage collection happens automatically, it's an internal process with the drive. The only way to force this is through TRIM, which Windows 7 handles anyways.
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Hi every one,

I got new F60GB Corsair SSD, and i am planing to keep it for some of my games.. I am playing FPS games mostly as Single player so as soon as i finish the campaign i uninstall/delete the games which is finished.

My question is:

Uninstalling/Deleting Games continuously from SSD, (let us say 3-4 games each 2-3 months), is this will effect/harm my SSD life/performance??

Thank you
It will not harm the SSD but it is wear and like any drive, the more wear they see the faster they die. I wouldn't be worried.
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It will not harm the SSD but it is wear and like any drive, the more wear they see the faster they die. I wouldn't be worried.
So my ssd will last for 2-3 years ?? Do i need to do or setup any thing with the ssd or my OS, before i start installing the games on it??
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LOL nothing is garenteed man it could die tomorrow honestly.....
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So my ssd will last for 2-3 years ?? Do i need to do or setup any thing with the ssd or my OS, before i start installing the games on it??
If you are planning on installing ONLY games on your SSD, you might as well disable indexing on that drive.
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If you are planning on installing ONLY games on your SSD, you might as well disable indexing on that drive.

Yes, i just want to install some games only, nothing else.. So its better to disable indexing? Is there any thing else should i do?
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LOL nothing is garenteed man it could die tomorrow honestly.....
sure, and i already lost one before a week.. That's why i am asking..
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Disable indexing and system restore on the SSD? Despite that, I don't think it'll be that big an issue. If a game is 10GB, install/uninstall would mean 20GB worth of writes on the SSD. Going with 4 games in 2 months, that's 80GB in 60 days or 1.33GB/day (assuming you don't have anything else installed on the SSD) which, I think is fine. I seem to recall seeing a study wherein as long as you stay within 5GB/day, your SSD will probably exceed 5 years lifespan. Hmm, that's one thing I really like about Intel SSD's. They show the total writes on the drive. I've got two SF drives (OCZ Vertex 2 90GB and G.SKILL Phoenix Pro 120GB) and neither seem to have that information readily accessible.

Hmm, is NTFS compression good or bad for an SSD, in general? Perhaps not the Sandforce drives due to the way the controller works, but say Intel or C300? Compression would mean less data being written to the SSD...
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Disable indexing and system restore on the SSD? Despite that, I don't think it'll be that big an issue. If a game is 10GB, install/uninstall would mean 20GB worth of writes on the SSD. Going with 4 games in 2 months, that's 80GB in 60 days or 1.33GB/day (assuming you don't have anything else installed on the SSD) which, I think is fine. I seem to recall seeing a study wherein as long as you stay within 5GB/day, your SSD will probably exceed 5 years lifespan. Hmm, that's one thing I really like about Intel SSD's. They show the total writes on the drive. I've got two SF drives (OCZ Vertex 2 90GB and G.SKILL Phoenix Pro 120GB) and neither seem to have that information readily accessible.

Hmm, is NTFS compression good or bad for an SSD, in general? Perhaps not the Sandforce drives due to the way the controller works, but say Intel or C300? Compression would mean less data being written to the SSD...
Pretty sure OCZ has a tool that shows % life left on drive. I'm not sure if it shows how many writes has taken place. If I remember to do so, I'll check it when I get home.
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