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I run DCSW from an SSD to increase performance. In order to conserve space I have moved the DCSW and it's modules documentation (more then 200 Mb) to a hard drive, however the deleted documents on more than one occasion have mysteriously reappeared in their directories.

 

What can be causing it and what should I do to prevent it?

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Any time that you use the Autoupdate process it will replace/repair any missing or damaged files. There is actually nothing that you can do to prevent it.

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Updates and repair function check for missing files and replace/renew them.

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That is sad, because it additionally wears down the SSD... guess I'll have to put them back in.

 

Thanks for the help :-)

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Those files makeup less than 2% of my current DCS install (all the modules included). It hardly seems worth the effort in the first place, IMHO.

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When you buy an SSD you have to live with these things. To date, you wont find much evidence of people wearing out their SSD's but you can find lots of people worrying about it.

 

Those DCS files will no impact the life of you SSD one little bit, just play :)

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When you buy an SSD you have to live with these things. To date, you wont find much evidence of people wearing out their SSD's but you can find lots of people worrying about it.

 

Those DCS files will no impact the life of you SSD one little bit, just play smile.gif

 

Very True, SSD "wear" is purely an theoretic issue.

 

 

That is sad, because it additionally wears down the SSD... guess I'll have to put them back in.

 

Thanks for the help :-)

 

Don't you worry made, not matter how hard you try, your SSD will last longer then the time you would want to use it.

How i know?

 

One of those hardware testing and reviewing sites has done an torture test whit Samsung 840 SSD's, they ran it till they, literally, died.

 

Followed ofcourse some theory and calculation but;

If you write on average 30 GB of data per day, (and ofcourse also delete again to make room for new data) the life span is still about 24 years.

 

See link for an full and in depth article covering the test, how it was done and what the results are;

 

http://us.hardware.info/reviews/4178/hardwareinfo-tests-lifespan-of-samsung-ssd-840-250gb-tlc-ssd-updated-with-final-conclusion

 

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You know this one :) , as i've understood in a regular way DCS checks for updates once a day by default. And note i havent used that feature yet as i dont yet need it, but does it mean that if there is a change in the files will DCSUpdater regardless add missing files when you start DCS? DCS checks for updates once a day by default and if that kicks in they will be added?

 

What i have done is to change my shortcut or more correctly add another one which i use containing

 

""X:\Eagle Dynamics\DCS World\bin\Launcher.exe"

 

instead of

 

"""X:\Eagle Dynamics\DCS World\bin\DCS_updater.exe"

 

thereby choosing when i want to do changes.


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Keep your SSD under 75% or so capacity and you'll be fine. ( I keep mine under 50). As noted in another thread using a tweak guide will help. If using one of those guides the SSD will easily outlast any normal drive.

 

Edit: Here's a link to one of the guides. They all pretty much say to do the same things.

http://blog.ocztechnology.com/?p=178

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but does it mean that if there is a change in the files will DCSUpdater regardless add missing files when you start DCS? DCS checks for updates once a day by default and if that kicks in they will be added?

 

No. Updater never does any changes without user permission.

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No. Updater never does any changes without user permission.

 

Ok, thanks for the info.

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200 MB worth of Files sitting on a SSD, only being read occasionally by the user doesnt wear the SSD out. nAND Flash will read long after it loses it's ability to write.

 

deleting them, and the updater re-downloading/restoring them is causing more wear than it would if you just left them there.

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Very True, SSD "wear" is purely an theoretic issue.

 

...and as long as you use some overprovisioning (my Samsung drive allowed manual configuration of OP), you're pretty much safe. It was an issue on the very first generation of SSDs, but nowadays most recommendations I have seen from tests even states that yes - you can keep the swap file and even should do so. In the early days people were really paranoid about the swap and such things.

 

Followed ofcourse some theory and calculation but;

If you write on average 30 GB of data per day, (and ofcourse also delete again to make room for new data) the life span is still about 24 years.

 

See link for an full and in depth article covering the test, how it was done and what the results are;

 

http://us.hardware.info/reviews/4178/hardwareinfo-tests-lifespan-of-samsung-ssd-840-250gb-tlc-ssd-updated-with-final-conclusion

 

Wow, I had missed this article, thanks for the link!

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EtherealN Do you think i should use the overprovisioning function for my SSD or just manually keep some disk space empty - will there be a difference?

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I use an SSD and there is a very good solution that solves this problem painlessly. All you have to do is move your big folder to your HDD and make a symbolic link to it from where it used to be. No programs will be able to tell the difference between a symlimk and a folder, so the auto-updater won't try to replace them. Use the mklink command from the command line in Windows.

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