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How do i spare my SSD from unnecessary writes? - PwnBroker - 04-27-2016

i get asked this question quite a bit. i even get asked questions about the best way to set the page file, ie. should i make a small partition on a hard drive , place it on another smaller ssd, etc. my usual answer is, well unless your running a consumer grade ssd on a server then you will probably wear it out sooner than later but on a personal pc you will probably upgrade way before that ssd wears out.

i was reading some reviews on the new 750 evo(primarily a budget drive for a whopping 10 bucks less than an 850 evo, and ran across this article:

http://techreport.com/review/26523/the-ssd-endurance-experiment-casualties-on-the-way-to-a-petabyte)

fairly interesting data, my guess is that ssd manufacturers lists a very conservative max write cycle number in order to keep consumer drives out of enterprise storage arrays.