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Samsung SSD 840 Pro : Clean install Windows 7 or Windows 8.1?

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October 17, 2013 11:29:05 PM

Hi, how's your day going?
I just got my first new Samsung SSD 840 Pro (256GB) and I am about to put it inside my laptop and do a fresh install of Windows.
Before that, I want to know which version is known to be better in term of "boot time" AND "disk usage" when running from a SSD : Windows 7 or 8.1?
I mean which Windows is fast, stable but has less disk usage? because I care more about my SSD endurance and I don't want those background process (that I probably don't need) that keep writing on my SSD and eating up my RAM.

My laptop model is an Aspire 5750g, i7-2630qm, 4gb RAM, gt 540m, 15.6" HD LED

Thanks in advance for your replies :) 

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October 18, 2013 6:47:10 AM

You don't have to worry about drive longevity with current generation SSDs. Just use it as you would a HDD.

You can search Tom's Hardware Forum and you will see hundreds (thousands?) of posts with users having problems with their SSD. But you won't find one post where a user's SSD died because they "ran out of Write cycles". You can also do a Google or Bing search also.

The 1st consumer SSD was the Intel X-25M released in 2008. It is a SATA 2 (3Gb/s) SSD with no TRIM. I've yet to read any posts about 1st generation SSDs failing because they've exceeded their write endurance.

So like I said use your Samsung 840 Pro as you would a HDD. It will most likely die for other reasons than because you wrote too much to it. :) 

If you're not afraid of change then go with Win 8.1 over Win 7. :) 
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October 18, 2013 11:42:20 AM

Dereck47 said:
You don't have to worry about drive longevity with current generation SSDs. Just use it as you would a HDD....
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So like I said use your Samsung 840 Pro as you would a HDD. It will most likely die for other reasons than because you wrote too much to it. :) 


I'm glad to hear that, because I was really worried about how long my SSD will run before it dies due to running out of write cycles, but now my worries are gone :) 

Dereck47 said:

If you're not afraid of change then go with Win 8.1 over Win 7. :) 

Well, It's not that I'm afraid of change or anything, but I'm considering partitioning my SSD so I can install both OS in dual boot.
I worked with Windows 7 for long time and I said why not give this new 8.1 a try and see if it deserves to make a permanent move to it or not (hopefully it will).
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November 16, 2013 9:46:36 AM

So how did it go? Did you like 8.1?
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