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Hi!, I just bought a Kingston SSD 120gb v300, I´m bout to install it in my Desktop PC, My questions are,

Is it convenient to make partitions in this drive??,I think fragmentation is not a problem but once installed i plan to install two or three extra operating Systems in virtual mode so I don´t know if partitioning the SSD while installing the drive is adviced for virtuallization with multiple SO.

How Long should I expect to use the drive? I thought These drives had a similar Technology to SD cards and would therefore support erase/write cycles similar to SD cards but i found out that they seem to be a lot more limited, for instance the model I´m using claims about 64 T. of total usage. 64 x 1000 = 64000 Gb/ 120 Gb = 533, which means it would only supprt about 530 erase/write cycles, so I wonder what would be the longevity of the drive. I would use it as my main PC dayly usage and install SO and apps and not prof. video edition

Thanks!
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  1. The only reason that I see to partition an SSD is if you want to be able to back up and restore your system partition independent of other data on the drive. Something blasts your OS, restore the system partition and leave the rest in place.

    In most cases, SSDs last long beyond when they become old news and you buy the next generation of SSD tech. I put swap and temp files on my SSD so that my system will run faster, and it hasn't died yet.
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    In normal desktop use, it will last years. If yours claims 64TB total writes, that is a very long time.
    My Kingston 128 C drive has 4.1TB total writes so far, in 18 months of 24/7 use.

    Extrapolate that out, and that is 24+ years. Will it actually last that long? Probably not. But it will be too small and obsolete long before then.

    Partitioning? Depends on what other drives you have.
  3. I hope to use the disk at least for 5 years
    I would partition the drive only because of the additional virtual OS i plan to install, if it is necesary for that at all, I´m still not familiar with virtual OS but I think the OS´s need to be installed in different partitions.
    I will use it with a 1TB HDD
  4. flashstar said:
    I hope to use the disk at least for 5 years
    I would partition the drive only because of the additional virtual OS i plan to install, if it is necesary for that at all, I´m still not familiar with virtual OS but I think the OS´s need to be installed in different partitions.
    I will use it with a 1TB HDD


    VM's do not need to be in their own partition. I have several that I use on and off. All live in one partition on an HDD.
    Linux, Windows, Windows Server....
  5. Then i guess I´ll leave it as one partition or make two for restoring like Wknott said, thanks for clarifying!
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