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    little confused about ssd decision. need advice

    im trying to figure out what i should do as far as my hdd. i have a gen 1 intel x25-m 80 gig drive. unfoutrnatley intel has decieded not to offer trim support on thier gen 1 drives.

    im setting everythin up and just realized im going to fill this 80 gig drive pretty quick so im trying to figure out my options.

    option 1 is just use the gen 1 drive i have now for os and programs and buy a 160 ($430) gig intel gen 2 x25-m which supports trim for all my media. if i do this i shouldnt fill it up to fast.

    option 2 is buy a gen 2 x25-m 40 gig with trim and use that for my os and programs and make do with my current 80 gig for my media but i would still fill it up somewhat quickly. the 40 gig is about $130 and i could probally keep my media around 60 gigs or so.

    im still learning about the ssd performance degrade so not sure on how fast it would degrade if i just used it as a media drive?. and i know most will just say run a standard hdd as a media drive but due to the low heat and power consumption of a ssd and the xtra durability id rather just stay with ssd.

    thanks for any advise you guys have.

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    If you are concerned about lifespan of the SSD, then use it in a situation where there will be far more reading of the drive than writing, as writes are what decrease the lifespan of SSD units.
    In your situation, perhaps using the SSD for media is the better option.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    If I remember right you must on MLC write 5GB per day if you want zero space in 100 years. so don't wory about lifespan of SSD, you will before it will die change whole system...

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    He isn't worried about lifespan, it's degraded write performance over time that he's worried about. The trim feature resets it back to peak write performance, just like when it was new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kross View Post
    He isn't worried about lifespan, it's degraded write performance over time that he's worried about. The trim feature resets it back to peak write performance, just like when it was new.
    bingo im afraid ill lose the speed of the ssd once i fill the 80 gig with the os and media. thats why i was thinking of either a bigger ssd with trim support for the media to keep the 80 gig mostly empty

    or a 40 gig with trim support for the os and use the 80 gig for media.

    a media drive wouldnt have alot of writes to right?

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