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Old 01-23-2013, 07:47 PM   #1
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Default Reinstalling stuff and uninstalling stuff on SSD and wear and tear

I have a Samusng 256GB 840 Pro SSD. I frequently reinstall and uninstall programs on my SSD. Should I avoid doing this if I want to have my SSD still working great within 2 years?
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:50 PM   #2
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unless you reinstall GBs of data on the daily basis, you should be fine.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:05 PM   #3
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More like TBs of data. Even if you erased and then completely filled that SSD every single day (that's 256GB a day) it would last 7+ years.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:25 PM   #4
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Any good contemporary SSD need not be babied for almost any use. In other words, no fiddling with the location of the swap file, no moving the temp folder, no moving the internet cache, etc.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:13 AM   #5
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I frequently reinstall and uninstall programs on my SSD.
Why do you do that?
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:34 AM   #6
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Thats no problem, you actually won't be able to dead-write your 840 PRO.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:51 AM   #7
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Why do you do that?
An excellent question.
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An excellent question.
"Freeware" ???
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:22 AM   #9
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Why do you do that?
No idea why for the OP, but I bought a 120GB SSD and its going FAST without much besides Win7 64 and some support utilities to recover a failed array. When I am done all the junk is going to keep it as clean as possible, but that 120GB is premium real estate.
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