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Should I disable Indexing on my SSD? What would be the benefits of having this disabled?

Thanks for input!
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Yeah, disable it. If you run your OS on it. Leave it on.
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Yeah, disable it. If you run your OS on it. Leave it on.
Yea I use it for my OS and thats about it. My space keeps filling up but I think thats just from updates. I made a Users folder in my Raid Drive for my DL's, music, etc.
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Read this and follow it's instructions for a healthy fast long lasting SSD

http://www.tech-forums.net/pc/f128/s...-guide-236563/

I did this and it recovered around 8GB free space somehow! Just do what it says!
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Read this and follow it's instructions for a healthy fast long lasting SSD

http://www.tech-forums.net/pc/f128/s...-guide-236563/

I did this and it recovered around 8GB free space somehow! Just do what it says!
lol, it says to disable indexing

EDIT: So I'm guessing yes even tho its my OS drive?
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I don't recommend uninstalling or disabling the index,there will be no difference,but this is at your choice,If you want to disable it go ahead but i recommend to let it just like that.
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If you have a typical desktop system with a SSD and hard drive(s), I like to leave it on, but move the index files to the HDD by going into Indexing Options to specify a folder there. While you're there, you can set it up to actually index files on the HDD, as it only indexes some folders on C: by default.

You might read that you should right-click on the SSD's icon and uncheck "allow files on this drive to have contents indexed..." This setting doesn't actually enable/disable indexing, but instead specifies whether to index just the file properties (name, type, etc.) or everything within the file that can be indexed (like every word of a text file). So if you uncheck that box, the files are still going to be indexed (if indexing is enabled), but only their properties.

I don't bother to uncheck that box with a SSD, because if you move the Users folder you're not going to be indexing much there anyway, and if you disable indexing entirely, the setting becomes meaningless. And when you uncheck it, then it has to go through every file on the drive and rewrite its properties, which means more unnecessary writes to the SSD.
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