SSD & External drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cookiesnfooty, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. cookiesnfooty macrumors 6502

    cookiesnfooty

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    #1
    Hello all,

    I am just curious I have an SSD in my Macbook pro and I am considering a thunderbolt HDD. If I am ripping DVDs straight to the external HDD does this also wear down the SSD as if I was just writing to SSD or is it being bypassed?

    Also if using a VM partition but still selecting external drive to write ISO files to will this still limit writes to the SSD?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #2
    Anything you write to external drives will go straight to the external without write cycles to the SSD.

    That said, don't worry about write cycles. You are correct there is a finite number of cycles per cell on a SSD, but even if you are a very heavy user, you will not hit that limit for many many years.
     

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