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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-14-11 11:38 AM
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Open-ended question re: prolonging SSD life by keeping some files in ramdisk
I am considering putting a small SSD in a netbook

I know I want to avoid unnecessary writes to the SSD to prolong its life, even with wear-levelling

The question is: to what extent can I accomplish that by using a ramdisk to handle some files?

Would it be enough to use ramdisk for tmp files? What other files (like browser cache files) might I reasonably worry about?

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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-11 11:27 PM
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1. Googled and thought some: this might be dangerous when updating the system
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-11 05:45 AM
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2. After playing with a couple of SSD's
I've come to the conclusion that they're best suited for specific purpose and embedded computers. While they do boot faster that a regular drive, I don't feel the need for speed. My windows machine booted up in 18 seconds from power on to full desktop. With a regular drive it booted in 30 seconds. Of course I tweak my Windows settings and remove as much as possible from the startup.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-11 05:24 PM
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3. Yeah, that's about the speedup I've seen
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