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Old 06-18-2017, 07:44 PM   #1
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Will DCS World installed on an SSD wear the drive? Or does it just read?

I have an 850 evo and would like to know if its gonna wear by playing dcs on it.


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Old 06-18-2017, 08:11 PM   #2
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Even if DCS wrote to the drive frequently while you played, which it doesn't, SSD's don't wear out nearly as fast as you probably think. It would take many years of major write operations to wear out a modern SSD.

Don't worry about wearing out your SSD and a DCS installation would not be a significant contributor, even if drive writes were a legitimate concern.
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:15 PM   #3
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Hi, thanks.

My ssd has 75 TB lifetime, i had it for 6 months with no games on it and it wrote 0.8TB already, I dont even do a lot of downloads.

So that was why I was concerned. I always heard about not putting games on an ssd
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:39 PM   #4
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The Samsung 850 evo is among the best, use him.
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:59 PM   #5
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If wearing out drives is a problem for you, I'd suggest you place any important data elsewhere, and wear out that sucker doing what it is supposed to do. What else were SSDs invented for if it wasn't DCS World!

By the time you wear it out, the replacement will be as cheap as chips.
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:00 PM   #6
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Techreport.com did a test to see how long SSDs last.
The first casualty was an Intel 335 series, after writing 700TB.
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:35 PM   #7
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After 2 years HEAVY usage I am down to 98% health on 1 drive ( used to be my OS SSD and now is DCS SSD ) and 99% remaining on my 2nd 850Pro which is now my OS SSD to balance usage.

the 98% has 21TB written...after 2 years daily usage...and I bet I push it more than you do, along with VMware and other "heavy" tasks that do write a lot, like downloading Linux and WIndows Images of roughly 4GB each many times a month, copying stuff etc etc..

DCS will not ruin your SSD, RELAX
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Thanks a lot for the link. interesting read.
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:50 PM   #9
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I just checked Samsung website and the data you provided is correct, limit is 75TBW for the 250GB version 850 EVO.


Get a Pro version next time.

From my post above, 20TB TBW on a 256GB-850-Pro is 2% off, whereas for the EVO modell this is more than 25% OFF.

the Pro as you can see is over 10x better in TBW allowed before failure is imminent and also Samsung will not cover any warranty if the TBW is reached

Screw the Evo pal, next time pay 30€ more and get the right SSD



THE ONLY reason why I use an 840 Evo is that I got 4 of them for free, that easy. It holds the least games I play


edit* samsung says 150TBW for 850pro-256GB.....I now wonder where the 98% health come from...LoL

BACH TO 15k 3.5" HDD's !!! LOL
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Old 06-18-2017, 10:06 PM   #10
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SSD wear is basically not a problem on any SSD made in the last 3-ish years. Go for "pro" or server version, and go as big as you can.

They're coming with 5-10 year guarantees now. That's far longer than the life of a PC, and you'll have probably replaced it for something bigger by then.
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