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December 26, 2012 9:10:09 PM

I just bought an Intel 330 series 120gb ssd for my new build. I plan on using it as my boot drive for windows 7 home premium (oem). While I know that space is fine for the os, I wanted to know if it would be a good idea to use it for games (minecraft, steam files, etc). I'm not sure because the games could use up more lifespan due to reads/writes. Is it a good idea to do this or should I just use my 1tb hdd?

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a c 523 G Storage
December 26, 2012 10:14:05 PM

There are no lifespan issues with current generation SSDs.

Just disable defrag and use the SSD as you would a HDD.

Windows automatically disables defrag on all SSDs it detects when you run WEI (Windows Experience Index).
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December 26, 2012 10:22:20 PM

Best answer selected by ibshortkid94.
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December 26, 2012 10:24:02 PM

Thanks for the fast response, I'm going to see how far this one gets me then I might get a dedicated game ssd in the future if i get space issues.
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a c 523 G Storage
December 26, 2012 10:29:55 PM

Yes, space issues are the only thing you have to worry about with SSDs.
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December 26, 2012 10:43:14 PM

Dereck47 said:
Yes, space issues are the only thing you have to worry about with SSDs.


Hi :) 

Not quite, a LOT of SSD`s fail within 2 to 3 years...

All the best Brett :) 
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