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Old 06-19-2017, 12:51 PM   #21
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My new PC has the samsung 960 evo m.2 500gb. I also went and looked up a few things about the drive.

"3,000 program/erase cycles. But granted, as drastic as that sounds, it's all relative as this lifespan will very likely last longer than any mechanical HDD. Drive wearing protection and careful usage will help you out greatly. With an SSD filled normally and very heavy writing/usage of say 10 GBs data each day 365 days a year, you'd be looking at roughly 22 full SSD write cycles per year, out of the 3,000 (worst case scenario) available. However, all calculations on this matter are debatable and theoretical as usage differs and even things like how much free space you leave on your SSD can affect the drive."

http://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/samsung-960-evo-m-2-1tb-nvme-ssd-review,3.html
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Old 06-19-2017, 12:57 PM   #22
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You likely change your SSD for bigger one then because of wearing.

Mine SSD with Windows and games on it stands for 6.5 years already and still 98% healthy according report.
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thanks for all the kind replies. I guess my biggest concern comes from living in a third world place, where getting or replacing one of these stuff is a real effort.

Also, not knowing enough about SSDs. I did the basics of "SSD protection manual" like activating trim, ahci, no restore, no defragmentation. But still using pagefile and other stuff that is recommended but not proved.

So all of this makes me wonder about wear too.
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thanks for all the kind replies. I guess my biggest concern comes from living in a third world place, where getting or replacing one of these stuff is a real effort.

Also, not knowing enough about SSDs. I did the basics of "SSD protection manual" like activating trim, ahci, no restore, no defragmentation. But still using pagefile and other stuff that is recommended but not proved.

So all of this makes me wonder about wear too.
You can use Restore and PageFile on SSD without any hesitation. You even can have Temp folder in there.

With current SSD tech - next time you start looking for new one will be the day when your existing SSD become incompatible with your brand-new liquid palladium cooled motherboard for new 1600 core processor.
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Now you've all got me curious. How are you checking your SSD drive wear? Are you using one of the utilities advertised on google, or is there a way to check through Windows itself?
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I think they refer to the TB Written versus the published limit of each model.
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Now you've all got me curious. How are you checking your SSD drive wear? Are you using one of the utilities advertised on google, or is there a way to check through Windows itself?
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Now you've all got me curious. How are you checking your SSD drive wear? Are you using one of the utilities advertised on google, or is there a way to check through Windows itself?
I'm just using the included Samsung Magician SW.
It shows TBW on the first page.
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As so many has already shown and told about a SSD withstanding of constant writing, it is amazing what such technology has done to gaming and overall computing in last 5 years.

Like the first good SSD were Intel ones, around 32-64GB drives and you had writing amounts with 5GB every day for about 3-4 years. Even then it was not a worry for normal usage.

But now we are so another level in that tech that we can just enjoy from all the speed benefits we can have. Or actually suffer as so many game developer gets lazy and just go and don't optimize the games as now they have more I/O and more processing power and more all things so they can just throw the more raw data and put older computers on knees.

I just made a 3D card update after 2-3 years and everything is just so much faster. The older card was a 200€ card and could run almost every latest game in maximum graphics except few titles (like ARMA 3 or latest Crysis) but titles like DCS 2.0 was running 4K with almost all set max at nice 35-40 FPS.

Now I am about to install that card to this computer and expect to see a nice improved performance increase. As I was testing that card first on 7 year old computer with AMD Athlon II X640 (4 core 3Ghz CPU) with 6GB RAM that was running a 170€ 3D card almost all titles very nicely and using the new card put every title to run in maximum performance without dropping FPS below 40. It was just amazing what a such old CPU can do with a 667Mhz DDR3 6GB RAM

And why so? The motherboard is like a 10 years old. Runs still a DCS very nicely on Full HD about 40-50FPS.

The HDD was a problem and SSD upgrade was huge for games.

So today just upgrading SSD and 3D is huge thing.
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Not using a SSD is a Gamers-Crime

The result is so dramatic that when I got my 1st SSD with my Apple Laptop that I exchanged each and every OS drive in my household with 850 Pro's shortly after they emerged. What a BIG difference that made to ANY computer I personally own and I have retrofitted meanwhile a few dozen PC's with 850Pro's in households ( sister, nephew etc etc. ) and office PC's from customers.
They all love it, no exception, and they all think it was worth the money spent.

Especially older PC's come to new life again, C2D + SSD is good enough to surf the net and such.
i7-1st-Gen + SSD is like a new Office PC ( added RAM to a total of 8GB for those as minimum as well )

Games just benefit HUGE from it and for DCS it should be labeled "mandatory".
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