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Windows 7: Reconfigure my Rig? Is it a good idea?

23 Jan 2012   #1

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
Reconfigure my Rig? Is it a good idea?

I recently installed a new SSD. Iíve been reading a lot about how having many programs installed on the SSD will decrease its life time. So Iím thinking about reconfiguring the set up. Iím not sure if I should change to mounting the drive to a HD or creating junctions is better?
I presently have all the data storage pics, music, documents stored on the HD. Is that good enough?
What would you do?
I attached a few screen shots of my installed programs which ones should I move?
Why donít the ones on top show the folder their installed to?

Thanks all



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24 Jan 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

Hello Gerry,

Personally, I wouldn't worry about it. There is no great risk to having programs, pictures, documents, or whatever installed to your SSD. Whoever told you that was making it up, or was taking something so small and irrelevent and blowing it out of proportion. The problem comes when you start doing SSD testing, you can begin to wear it out with constant benchmarking.

But as SSDs are expensive, I would take all my music and put it on an HDD along with programs that I do not need to open instantaneously. I would leave the OS, OS files, and system files all on the SSD. Some people try to move the paging files and other stuff, but I wouldn't recommend it (especially not the Paging files), so long as you have enough room.
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