Are you a photoshop user and experiencing Solid State Drive(SSD) failures? Here’s why

Dec 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Technology, Windows

Your scratch disk is writing and caching so frequently it is slowly wearing down your hard drive.  According to Help Desk Keep it boils down to the way SSDs are built

you see an SSD wears down every time they are written accessed. If you have read reviews of SSDs before, you have probably read about how an SSD will get slower if you benchmark it after completely filling the drive and then erasing it. With a HDD, you would never have that problem. Most people mistakenly think SSDs are safer than HDDs because they have no moving parts. This is not true. Flash memory has a very finite lifespan and the more it is used, the more quickly it will fail.

 

So if you are running your scratch disk on your SSD you need to get a mechanical hard drive and use that for that, either that or just prepare to loose 1 hard drive every year or two.   Which is never a good time 🙂

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