Do You Install Programs to Your SSD?
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March 5, 2012, 01:22 PM
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Brockville, ON
My System Specs
I know a few buddies that have games and such installed on thier SSD, I myself do not, I have limited the SSD to ONLY having on it what needs to be on it, mostly due to having only 58gb usable after format.
Generally, information, programs, apps etc that are always changing, are not best to be on SSD to begin with, games are not the best thing to be on them, but most games do not change their info much, especially older ones, so they are probably "fine" for not chewing up write cycles.
I think the biggest thing, no matter what you have on the SSD, as long as you give it enough space to do its trim and garbage collection, then you probably do not need to worry much. Example, for me of 58gb usuable, I have remaining 23+gb more then enough room for the drive to do its thing and stay "fresh" if one uses the old concept of 65% used rest free, then you are probably more then fine to do "almost" anything, and you shouldn`t notice degradation of speed/life on properly designed SSD
My System Specs
ASUS M5A99X EVO
PII 955BE C3 max 4.34 Ghz 1.435v HT 2.182 CPU-NB 2867 MX4 CM Hyper 212+ push/pull stock fan
G Skill 2x4 8gb RipjawX 1866 9,10,9,27,42 1.5v at 1787 9,9,9,25,34 1.51v
MSI TFIII 7870 OC running 825/1005 .881V 58% fan 56c, 983/1375 core/mem 1.150V 74% fan 64c, 1267/1535 1.232V 87% fan 74c gaming stable one of lowest volt/high clock 7870 I have seen.
Crucial MX100 256gb Caviar black 640(game) Caviar blue 1tb(junk/storage external)
Antec GX700 yuck :(
ASUS Xonar DX
Samsung 2570HD(typical responce time 7+ms :( and Acer P223W(<1ms typical)
Windows 7 64 home premium
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