Recently bought a SSD, Samsung 830 128GB.
I've read many articles on how to change the settings to optimize the SSD, so it doesnt write alot of stuff into it and so on. Like disabling Disk Difragmenter, Disk cleanup, the IE temp files and so on...
But my problem is, its not only IE that i use for browsing the internet. I also use Mozilla Firefox and i have not been able to find anything anywhere on how to change the settings of Firefox so its like IE, where the temp files and so on is not actually writing on the SSD but my Storage HDD.
Does anybody out there use Firefox while having a SSD for boot drive?
Does anybody know any links on how to change the settings of Firefox so it doesnt mess up my SSD?
To answer both of your question on how long im intending to keep this SSD, well: As long as possible.
As 'jsrudd' said "I don't think things like this are really necessary for modern SSDs." Are you saying that i should undo all the things i dis to 'optimize' my SSD? Things like disabling defragger, disk cleaup, system restore, disk indexing, page filing, hybernation, prefetch, superfetch, windows searching...
Disk cleanup just deletes unwanted files. No problem. In fact, given your dated mobo the ssd is relying on it's own garbage collection. So, try and keep as much free space as possible.
Just don't defrag. Defrag will effectively 'write' zeros to your entire drive and it will slow to a crawl until garbage collection eventually figures out which cells are 'empty' and which have data on them.
Buy a z77 / i5 3570k / ddr3 1600 . $450 well spent.
edit... the original question about firefox? This is the most important program (besides windows) to have on your ssd. The access times for all those small files make firefox fly on the ssd compared to the spinner. You bought it, now use it. The nand will last a long, long, time.