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2 years ago#1
I've recently gotten a new computer for general uses such as gaming, internet surfing, school and university. As someone who likes to game quite a lot, I often find myself installing and then uninstalling a lot of games. My friend tells me that I should avoid installing these sort of games on my SSD for this purpose as it would destroy the SSD. However, another friend tells me that it should "be alright". Which view is more correct?
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2 years ago#2
Nowadays, you should be all right, as long as you aren't uninstalling and installing ~100 GB every two days.

You should wait for more input, though, since I'm not too well-versed with SSDs.
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2 years ago#3
Bump.
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2 years ago#4
Harddrives are meant to be used.
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2 years ago#5
myztikrice posted...
Harddrives are meant to be used.


Nope, clearly harddrives were mean to be toasted.
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2 years ago#6
I have the same question myself, although I don't think I move quite as much data as you claim to.

From what I've divined from the Internet, I don't believe that there should be an issue, but perhaps someone else can definitively say.
2 years ago#7
MasterDonGero posted...
Nowadays, you should be all right, as long as you aren't uninstalling and installing ~100 GB every two days.

You should wait for more input, though, since I'm not too well-versed with SSDs.


this man

i remember someone here mentioning they've seen them used for heavy work use and even then they only get trashed in about 3 months
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2 years ago#8
I would just keep using it the way you are now if that is how you want to use it. Even if it shortens the life-span, they are meant to be used are they not? Also, I am not sure whether a few GB every few weeks is enough to "destroy" an SSD in a short amount of time.

Though to be clear, your friend is right, you should generally avoid using the SSD to constantly park and remove large files. Manufacturers claim however that for newer SSD's, even if you were to write 10GB a day, your SSD would still function properly for 10 years.
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