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?
"There is only one god, and his name is Death. And there is only one thing we say to Death: 'Not today'." - Syrio Forel
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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