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SSD speed vs. Velociraptor

Aug 3, 2008
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System Name "the strong silent type"
Processor i5 3570k
Motherboard Asus Maximus V Gene
Cooling Thermalright Archon
Memory G.Skill RipjawsX D3 8GB 1866-899 RipjawsX K2 GSK
Video Card(s) XFX 6950 1GB dualfan
Storage Crucial M4 128GB / Samsung F3 HD103SJ 1TB
Display(s) LG W2253V
Case CM 690 II Advanced
Power Supply Coolermaster Silent Pro Gold 600w
Software Win 7 Ultimate 64bit
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I've got an m4 and was also pretty anxious about saving write cycles from the start, both with an eye on performance and lifespan. I used a couple of steps from the following article, mind you not all of em.


I took the hibernation file out for space, which most people do.
And moved most of my userprofile things to the hdd.
Also i moved the indexing to a normal hdd, which lets you keep the functionality but saves write cycles and space, so win win in my book.

The only other thing I did, which requires a bit of fiddling to get to work properly, is have firefox cache everything on my download drive instead of on the SSD, which should save loads of writing cycles I'd think.
This requires a bit of registry tweaking though, google it if you are interested.
Oct 5, 2008
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System Name My Rig
Processor AMD 1950X
Motherboard Asus Zenith Extreme
Cooling Cooler Master 360mm AIO
Memory G.Skill Trident DDR4
Video Card(s) Asus GTX 1080 Ti Strix OC
Storage Samsung 960 Evo 512GB SSD
Display(s) Acer Predator X34
Case Corsair HAF120
Power Supply Cooler Master 1200W Gold Edition
Mouse Razer Lancehead
Keyboard Razer Widow Maker Keyboard
Software Window's 10 Pro

1 Western Digital Vrap
1 Crucial M4
1 4x120GB Agility 3 raid on Rocket raid 620L controller