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SSD benches obviously use a lot of writes, but what other benchmarks/programs should I avoid or use on a limited basis to prevent wearing out my SSD?

Stupid question, but do programs like Linx or P95 do a lot of writing on the hard drive since it's basically doing a lot of calculations? Or are all the calculations done by CPU only with the RAM?

What other programs should I avoid?
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SSD benches obviously use a lot of writes, but what other benchmarks/programs should I avoid or use on a limited basis to prevent wearing out my SSD?

Stupid question, but do programs like Linx or P95 do a lot of writing on the hard drive since it's basically doing a lot of calculations? Or are all the calculations done by CPU only with the RAM?
What other programs should I avoid
It will write a very small log when the test is stopped and will be placed whereever P95 has been placed.
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It will write a very small log when the test is stopped and will be placed whereever P95 has been placed.
Ahh...I see, so none of the calculations/writing is done by the SSD then.

What about streaming videos from ustream or youtube? I'm pretty sure they write the files onto the hard drive instead of just reading them, am I right? I watch 2-3 hours podcasts on ustream all the time (and the videos are usually 600-700+ mb each if I choose to download them to my drive instead of just streaming them). If I'm just streaming them (NO downloading), are all those huge files being written to the SSD?

Sorry about these dumb questions, lol.
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Wouldn't worry about it. Modern ones are rated from 50-72 TB+ write life.
Not sure specifically about Sandforce based drives but something like the C300 was conservatively rated at 72 TB of write life.

Even writing 40 GB per day everyday at a 50 TB limit it would take you 3.5 years to accomplish this.
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