One or two SSDs for Lightroom laptop

Started Apr 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
malch Forum Pro • Posts: 14,057
Re: One or two SSDs for Lightroom laptop

ilysaml wrote:

It will be a waste, not worth it. The constant caching of thumbnails will worn out the SPEED of the SSD. The SSD will reliably hold data, but the wear-leveling algorithm will cause monumental fragmentation of the files. The thumbnail files will be constantly getting 'blown' to bits by the SSD wear-leveling, As such, the files will be read as fast as from a good HDD.

1. Fragmentation of files on a SSD is a non-issue since seek and rotational latency delays are effectively eliminated.

2. Assuming a normal workstation setting with a modern SSD and an OS and drivers supporting TRIM, media wear is a complete non-issue over any reasonable SSD lifespan (5 or so years).

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