What do you load on to SSD?

Started May 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
malch Forum Pro • Posts: 14,212
Re: Write limits on SSD?

Robert Schoner wrote:

I was a little surprised to see that people put scratch and temp files on their SSD. I thought that the SSD's were limited in the number of times you could write/re-write to them

This is (strictly) correct. However, with modern SSD's and modern operating systems (with TRIM) it's a complete non-issue in practical terms. Feel free to hammer away at the scratch/temp files for 5+ years by which time your SSD (and system) will be pretty much obsolete. Seriously, as far as media wearout is concerned, you'll only make a tiny dent.

Besides, scratch and temp files are typically large random access files with a lot of read and write operations. Speed those up and your system will run faster. And that's why you invested in a SSD in the first place, right?

And don't believe all of the nonsense that was posted on the internet 3-5 years ago

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