Installing operating system on ssd only.?

Hi. Does ONLY installing the operating system itself onto the ssd improve system performance at all other than boot up/down times?

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  • 7 years ago
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    It really depends on what you are using the system for. If you are video editing, and the files you are editing are on a regular hard disk, then the difference will be fairly small. If you are doing a lot of browsing, then it may be quite significant as the browsers tend to cache information to the C: drive.

    You should disable any automatic de-fragmentation of the SSD. As it has no movable heads, and no rotating platters, the latency is purely down to the electronics of the drive.

    You should be aware that a SSD has a limit to the number of writes that can be made to the drive. It is a large number, but if you are doing things that write lots of information regularly to the drive, you might eventually find that parts of the drive stop working. For example, the Windows swap file may take a beating especially if the computer is low on physical memory.

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