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When is the last time you secure wiped the SSD and have you updated it to the newest firmware? I try to do so on my vertex 2 every so often because ssds can start to act funny after a while.
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Originally Posted by UsedPaperclip;13100875 
When is the last time you secure wiped the SSD and have you updated it to the newest firmware? I try to do so on my vertex 2 every so often because ssds can start to act funny after a while.

I run wiper between 2 and 4 times a month, depending how much the PC is used. Firmware is up to date. I have not benched the drive more than 3 times since it was installed (Windows Experience Only) and I have linked or moved all writes I can to other non ssd drives.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo;13100808 
If it logging data and such, it barely hits the CPU.
Oh. Then never mind.
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Originally Posted by UsedPaperclip;13100875 
When is the last time you secure wiped the SSD and have you updated it to the newest firmware? I try to do so on my vertex 2 every so often because ssds can start to act funny after a while.
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Originally Posted by Jennasis;13100907 
I run wiper between 2 and 4 times a month, depending how much the PC is used. Firmware is up to date. I have not benched the drive more than 3 times since it was installed (Windows Experience Only) and I have linked or moved all writes I can to other non ssd drives.

Huh? I haven't done such thing. I have updated firmware though. Why do you need to do that so often?
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Originally Posted by Krusher33;13101032 
Oh. Then never mind.





Huh? I haven't done such thing. I have updated firmware though. Why do you need to do that so often?

Wiper kinda tidies the drive up, I think that's the best way to describe it smile.gif It gives TRIM a helping hand and helps your drive to write more evenly over the cells, thus prolonging drive life (someone correct me if I got that wrong please)
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Originally Posted by Jennasis;13100802 
The writes or the life?
The writes I used Procmon and Diskmon from Sysinternals Suite (free dl from MS)



Drive life is checked via smartctl which gives raw Data and life in percentage

Ad how do i access smartctl?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BradleyW;13101378 
Ad how do i access smartctl?

Download Smartmontools from here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/smartmontools/files/

then run smartctl

to get drive info like life and writes etc, type

smartctl -a sd*drive letter*

into the prompt when it shows, the drive letter being the root for the SSD (which can be different from the actual root letter in windows if you have multiple drives)

e.g. for me it's:

smartctl -a sda

Hope this helps smile.gif
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post #27 of 33
Where do the writes happen the most?
I have appdata on HDD, etc. etc. on HDD... only the rainmeter program files are in the program files folder on the SSD, which could be moved easily

By the way is moving the rainmeter program file easy? (i.e. did rainmeter ever correspond to directory-specific registry setting) What I mean to say is, can I move the rainmeter folder to my HDD and be done with it (I don't mind re-targeting a few shortcuts) or will I have to actually reinstall the whole thing?
Edited by xd_1771 - 4/20/11 at 5:44pm
post #28 of 33
I used http://dirlinker.codeplex.com/
I linked my appdata/.../rainmeter, programfiles/rainmeter, and documents/rainmeter


Now rainmeter's disk access looks like this:
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Edited by ____ - 4/20/11 at 7:27pm
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post #29 of 33
What is all this and what does it mean? Does rainmeter actually shorten the life of SSDs? How can I stop it from doing that? How can I revitalize my SSD (just checked, 64% health)?
post #30 of 33
To increase SSD life/performance do not use more then 60-70% of the drive.
I started with a 167GB usable, I'm down to 91GB free (Rift, WoW and my OS) and I ain't using much more anytime soon. This AG2 flies and I plan to keep it that way.
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