CCleaner for ssd?

hey, so ive always heard never use a registry cleaner on an ssd but now im hearing that ccleaner will be ok for me to use on my ocz vertex 3? help
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  1. It'll be just fine, still I consider programs like CCleaner unnecessary bloat as all of the things which it "solves" can be avoided in the first place with just a little bit of organizing and common sense, but that's just me.

    But it won't cause any damage whatsoever to your SSD.
  2. so is it worth it or not?
  3. That is up to you, I do all my registry cleaning manually, but it won't do no harm to your hardware either.
  4. CCleanner when used to clean the registry only "cleans" the registry. ie Deletes entries that no longer point to a valid file. This has NO effect on the SSD itself. primarily has a small (emphasis on small) speed boost to reading the registry. Do not use the other functions.
  5. I use CCleaner about once a week generally freeing up somewhere around 500MB-1GB of junk on my SSD and have used it for the 2 years I have had the SSD.

    I do NOT use the registry cleaner function of CCleaner though. Just the default trash cleanup. I also use it on my laptop and all the other computers I maintain. I have never had a problem with it.
  6. good app. run it with "wipe free space" enabled once in a while.
  7. swifty_morgan said:
    good app. run it with "wipe free space" enabled once in a while.



    You don't want to do that on an SSD!
  8. I'd like to know the answer to this question as well. I've read assertions for and support for, but all the responses against go unsupported. Why shouldn't i run CCleaner with the wipe free space option? The "why" to me is a lot more important than the what, that way i can make my own informed decisions in the future.
  9. anort3 said:
    You don't want to do that on an SSD!



    why not ?
  10. Because it writes to every cell shown as free. While a few times will not hurt anything over time this will wear out the SSD. The one downside of an SSD is the limited number of writes. I admit that number is huge but in general you want to avoid unnecessary writes if you can.

    Also it's pointless as I believe that you are just doing what TRIM does anyway.
  11. Because it takes unnecessary write cycles off your NAND cells, Flash memory cells have a limited amount of times they can be overwritten before they wear out, 50.000.000 times on most modern drives, after which they appear as a bad block would on a HDD, under normal daily usage it'd probably take decades before a large enough number of these cells wear out for the drive not to function properly, but if you do lots of reformats and/or defrags on a regular basis it will reduce the lifespan of the drive.

    An explanation of what is does is here: http://www.piriform.com/docs/ccleaner/using-ccleaner/wiping-free-disk-space

    It is also completely useless in the case of SSD's because what makes recovering deleted files on a harddrive possible is the magnetic nature of the drive itself. This is better explained here: http://techgage.com/article/too_trim_when_ssd_data_recovery_is_impossible/

    Edit, anort beat me to it.
  12. yeah, thanks a lot. I read a few articles after posting. seemed plausible it would work but didn't expect long term problems so to speak.
  13. i am satisfied with the responses as well. thank you anort3 and winiippongamer
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