Reinstalling stuff and uninstalling stuff on SSD and wear and tear

Discussion in 'Memory and Storage' started by Dave3000, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Dave3000

    Dave3000 Senior member

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    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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  3. postmortemIA

    postmortemIA Diamond Member

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    unless you reinstall GBs of data on the daily basis, you should be fine.
     
  4. F1shF4t

    F1shF4t Golden Member

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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.
     
  5. fuzzymath10

    fuzzymath10 Senior member

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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.
     
  6. Blain

    Blain Lifer

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    Why do you do that?
     
  7. aviator78

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    Thats no problem, you actually won't be able to dead-write your 840 PRO.
     
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    corkyg Elite Member<br>Super Moderator <br>Peripherals
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    An excellent question.
     
  9. kbp

    kbp Senior member

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    "Freeware" ???
     
  10. mikeford

    mikeford Diamond Member

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    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.