I have a question about computing habits with SSDs: With my old hard drive, I would do a clean install of Windows 7. Once all my core programs and files were installed and all my settings were tweaked and everything was optimized to my liking, I would perform a full system image backup. After that point, I would mess around on my computer, install experimental programs, download files, etc. Then, eventually, I would restore my system image to get back to a "clean" state and start over again. Sometimes, I would restore that system image as much as once a month.
My question is, now that I've converted over to a 160GB Intel X-25M SSD, can I still perform a system image recovery as often? I know SSDs have limited read/writes, but is all the hoopla over limiting your read/writes overblown? I can't see myself keeping this SSD longer than 5 years, but is doing a system restore going to kill it much faster, even if I only do a restore, say, 12 times a year?
Along the same lines, how often can I run CCleaner or Windows' built-in disk cleanup feature? I'd like to be able to run one or the other at least once a day. (By the way, I know to only use CCleaner's "normal" file deletion, not the "secure" file deletion on an SSD.)
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