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#1 Dark Magician Girl

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:52 PM

I read that virtualization software can be an issue on solid state drives because they have a limited number of read and writes. Should I be concerned about using Shadow Defender, for example, on modern solid state drives, such as the Samsung 840 Pro Series?


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 10:13 AM

From Shadow Defender Forum

 

In all honesty...I find it hard to believe that an app can have a negative impact...because of the storage medium used.  I didn't look very hard but the articles I reviewed indicate that there is no problem.

 

As far as SSDs versus HDDs...the purported limited read/writes...if such exists...certainly is preferable to the current expected failure rate of any HDD, IMO.  The only thing mandating against at total obsolescence of hard drives, IMO...is the price/capacity of current SSDs.  HDDs are the clear winner when it comes to storage capacity...but there is that general, unpredictable failure rate that many users don't seem to consider realistically.

 

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 10:36 PM

I do want a solid state drive. I would like to breathe some life into my old desktop. The question is whether I'll be using Shadow Defender with it. I would like to be able to because it provides peace of mind when I'm using the computer knowing I can just reboot the computer to rid it of an infection, and I can try out new programs knowing I can just reboot the computer to remove everything from associate with those programs. I read that people should create a RAM disk for Shadow Defender's cache or move it to a HDD. I also read that people should disable Window's indexing service and move the pagefile to a HDD. I wonder whether any of this is really necessary? I would like to be to just use the SSD seamlessly, but will it wear out too quickly if I neglect these things? I plan on purchasing a second HDD for movie and music storage, so that isn't an issue. 



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 11:33 PM

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