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Windows 7: The Truth About SSDs

13 Nov 2011   #21
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
I'm still amazed that people are still scared to use their SSD for fear they'll wear it out.
I agree with that. After seeing the xtremesystems tests, I chuckle every time someone asks about putting the page file on the SSD because of too many writes.


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13 Nov 2011   #22
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

I haven;t done anything special on my SSD aside from making a smaller pagefile (640MB). I hav my browser and Photoshop caches on it as well as everything else besides data (photos etc.). At my current rate of usage, my SSD will wear out in 14 power-on years (25 nm NAND with 3000 erase cycles). Extreme systems has pushed this SSD (m4) to 4x the allotted 3000 erase cycles before getting errors- that is 56 power-on years for me. I'll be dead long before my SSD wears out from erase cycles.
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14 Nov 2011   #23
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

I'd settle for 5 years and even then I'd say that was good.

At the end of the day in 5 years time SSD's will be mainstream and prices will tumble.

Plus I can't imagine keeping a rig that amount of time!

I think for my next SSD I won't get a full on all bells and whistles model though, as I have a 500Mbps for a boot drive, a slower 300Mbps drive with a larger capacity would be more than fine for my gaming needs.

At the end of the day the speed of an SSD is lost when online gaming, especially on BF3 as I get into a game way before others, and then have to wait longer for the clock to hit 0 and the game to start.

But on games like Skyrim I'd consider is a must

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14 Nov 2011   #24
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
I'm still amazed that people are still scared to use their SSD for fear they'll wear it out.
Yeah, I never really worried that much about writes to my SSD. I simply use it. It seems silly to buy a performance part and then use it as sparingly as possible. Might as well get the most out of it that you can...and by that, I mean the most performance...not necessarily the longest lifespan.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
I think the only time ill use a mechanical drive again is for my home server, where obviously large sized drives are needed.
I'm not sold on the SSD for everything, yet. While I love my SSD's and prefer to have them, I still have a number of machines running on mechanicals and they are just fine.
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14 Nov 2011   #25
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

Lol yeah I'm not quite rich enough to have a solid state server

My next SSD victim is my mac, but not being a fan boy at all, mac osx is like its running on SSD at the best of times, it just doesn't boot in like 20 seconds like windows does!
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