[QUOTE=bean55;2623915]Do you think that would reduce the estimated life by a lot ?[/QUOTE]
Not unless the SSD was almost completely full, leaving only a few MB’s spare for work files - resulting in the same part of the SSD being written to over & over.
[QUOTE=bean55;2623915]Yes but it still has to write back and force after computing, and also upload and download new projects.
The main reason I have not gone with a SSD is I run Folding 24x7 and I really did not want to replace SSD to often. [/quote]
I wouldn’t use an SSD as a sole drive, so far I’ve owned 4 SSD’s, and they’ve all failed in less than 6 months, and then the affordable capacity is too low to be used as a sole drive.
For laptops with a single HDD slot, I’d use a hybrid drive instead.
For Desktop machines, I’d use a small capacity SSD with a larger slave HDD.
Anything which will be doing lots of writing to the drive you can install/configure to use the HDD (torrent programs/folding@home).
High end intel motherboards can have large additional SSD caches added to the motherboards which produce SSD-like speeds from normal HDD’s.