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Re: Computer advise.

Originally Posted by Jim Ford View Post
ISTRC that using a SSD for virtual memory (swap space) is not a good idea, as SSDs wear out with lots of R/W cycles. SSDs are good for quick start-up of the O.S. and programs. As I stated earlier, if you have sufficient RAM, then virtual RAM isn't needed.

Hi Jim Its a consideration but not a big one these days IMO. Most of the disk manufacturers have done a great job in their optimisation processes which is why the big name PC suppliers have no worries selling PC's just with SSD's in them. My second SSD is just for scratch and working anyway so I would not care if it degraded its a simple swap

Originally Posted by andym View Post
So for example if I load a program will it default to load on the SSD?
Windows does that by drive / library location not hardware type. Programs will load wherever your default program files directory is unless you tell them to load elsewhere. in a normal setup your OS and programs are on the C:\ drive. that will be the default and if it's an SSD then ...

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