Originally Posted by Neurojazz
Performance is great, but there is a problem with them. You must only use them for 'static' information - the cells that record the information have a finite number of writes so must not be used for project drives unless you can backup/replace often.
Typically you'd have your system / OS on that drive with your apps/audio devices where that information only changes occasionally and have your projects on other drives.
But having your OS on the SSD would mean constant write access, especially if you haven't the page file disabled.
And then there's the matter of the various Temp folders in Windows.
Internet Browsing + Installing / Updating applications means lots of temporary files being written + deleted.
Both the OS and Apps would also write to log files and the registry, although that wouldn't be as hectic.
The only possible advantage would be if cells used for free space are static.
But my guess is that SSD drives, keep refreshing all the cells on the disk and there is no "static cells"?
And possibly try to write to all the cells evenly? I guess it depends on the firmware of the SSD also.
I remember watching a video about SSD drives on youtube, made by a guy who does contract work in data recovery for forensics.
He mentioned that each manufacturer uses their own way of writing to SSDs, and there's no standard, which is a huge problem for people like him.
Using portable apps on the HDD for Internet browsing, downloading, extracting (anything which heavily uses temp files)
would be a good way of reducing the stress on the SSD.
Recording audio tracks & projects would be pretty intensive on the SSD alright though, I agree