What do you load on to SSD?

Started May 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
Binary Hulled Ion
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In reply to Jim Cockfield, May 29, 2013

If you're looking for fast boots and program loading, then my advice is spot on. Additionally, if you do your research you'll see what I'm talking about how frequent writes are menace #1 to any SSD, and a pagefile/swap is by definition frequent writes. But if your computer has a sufficient amount of RAM, it doesn't even use this, so it's a non-sequitur. When it does, it assigns memory blocks which are not high-priority to the pagefile so that fast access is not an issue anyways.

As for data, it's rare that you need anything more than SATA speeds on document files and the like. Only when dealing with large projects (video editing, batch raw processing) does it become an issue.

I'm coming from the standpoint of reliability over performance. If you don't care about the $300 you dropped on an SSD lasting more than three years, then by all means, go the other route.

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