What do you load on to SSD?

Started May 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
malch Forum Pro • Posts: 14,186
Re: Depends on your objective...

Binary Hulled Ion wrote:

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.

I hammered my old 80GB Intel SSD for 3.5 years. The system was used 10-12 hours per day, every day, for the entire period. It was configured with operating system. applications, swap, and multiple cache folders of various kinds on the SSD. In other words, every i/o intensive activity I could find. I bought the darn thing for frequent writes!

At the end of all that, reported media wear was about 3%. In other words, I could have hammered away for the rest of my life but it was time to upgrade to 256GB.

Media wear is a complete non-issue (in normal home computer/workstation applications).

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