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    What to do with the SSD?

    Im getting an SSD for my new build, and i need to know what to put on it. Some people said put the OS on it, but my uncle says that it would ware out the drive quickly. But even if i put the OS on it, i will still have quite a bit of room (120GB SSD with Win 8.1). What else should i put on it?

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    OS and small programs, large programs on HDD.
    games on seperate drive.
    never over fill the SSD, will slow down like the HDD does when it gets full.

    ive had OS on my drive for 5 years now and still good, runs 24/7/365.

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    I also have a 120Gb SSD. All I have on it is Windows, system drivers, applications and that's about it.
    With everything installed I still have about 20-25Gb free.

    Oh.. and I've moved the 'home' director to another ssd/mechanical drive.
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    I have a 240Gb PCI-e drive and run my OS and system programs (MS Office and all user programs) on it - all games and data are stored on different drives. I do video editing on a separate SSD.

    All SSD drives have a life cycle, but as far as I know not many has surpassed that. the new Samsung's have a MTBF of 1.5 million hours - and have 5 years warranty

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    I would only put the OS and one favorite game on your 120GB SSD.
    As mentioned above, all other programs should be installed and stored on a HDD.

    SSD's are designed to last much longer than HDD's, you're looking at around 10 years or so.
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    I use SSDs for boot, operating systems, and all stupid deletable temp/swap/page/etc stuffs. My experience is that empty drives run faster than filled drives, regardless what kind of file system or fragmentation or actual data might be present. Experts often disagree or argue that capacity-vs-performance impact should be insignificant, but why not keep things as lean and clean and fast as possible?

    I keep games and movies and all but the most essential apps on ye olde HDDs and just load things through ROG RAMDisk whenever fastest performance is a concern.

    The smallest-capacity (128GB) Samsung 850 Pro SSDs has less integrated DRAM cache than its larger-capacity siblings. As usual, this bottlenecks all Write throughputs whenever the flash controller sustains peak Write activity (Sequential and Random). Not as limiting on these SSD models as on many other models, however.

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    Alright, thanks for the help!

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    Like other's opinion use as OS drive.

    Tips I've read and done :-

    i) check/have AHCI enabled in BIOS

    ii) disable file indexing option on the SSD in windows

    iii) double check defrag is not scheduled to run on it. Win7 (onwards) should detect it's a SSD but read info that occasionally due to all the differing firmwares/SSDs out there occasionally this detection doesn't occur and manual intervention is needed. There is no performance hit by not running defrag on SSD but the opposite happens on an SSD if defrag run (info on web).
    Last edited by gupsterg; 04-27-2015 at 09:42 PM.

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