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ccleaner and SSDs

Discussion in 'Solid State Drives (SSDs) and Flash Storage' started by NotebookNeophyte, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. NotebookNeophyte

    NotebookNeophyte Notebook Evangelist

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    I've always been a huge fan of ccleaner in my old conventional hard drives....my question is.....can I still use ccleaner all the time in my new SSD without any negative effects?? I know the more use the SSD gets....eventually it will slow....will all the extra "ccleaning" make this worse??
     
  2. MAA83

    MAA83 Notebook Evangelist

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    I use CCleaner often on my SSD. I don't see how it can be detrimental as long as you're not using the wipe free space option. All it does is delete files, and I don't see how that can be bad for the SSD.
     
  3. makaveli72

    makaveli72 Eat.My.Shorts

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    I too use it regularly on my M4. I'm sure there is no negative effects.
     
  4. davepermen

    davepermen Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    no effects. the amount of increased writes that it would create would impact your ssd as much as throwing a coin onto the earth changes it's path in space.
     
  5. HTWingNut

    HTWingNut Mostly Harmless...

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    Exaggerate a bit? :p
     
  6. c69k

    c69k Notebook Evangelist

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    I use cccleaner and run it every time before I either shut down my M14X or leave it overnight to collect garbage. I am using Google Chrome and cccleaner cleans about 300-500 Mb of 'browsing cache' files every day. The highest size I have seen was 1.2 Gigs after streaming a few movies online.

    However, I started using RAMDISK and put Google Chrome cache on my RAM. Browser is much faster now, there are no unnecessary writes to SSD and using CCCleaner finds 2 to 3 (!) Mb on my SSD after a long session of browsing.
     
  7. pukemon

    pukemon are you unplugged?

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    OMG!! YOU'RE USING CCLEANER ON A SSD?? good job. nice program. :D
     
  8. c69k

    c69k Notebook Evangelist

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    Pure flash lol +rep
     
  9. Syberia

    Syberia Notebook Deity

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    I have it set to run at boot. With daily use since July, my 128gb SSD is sitting at 99% life remaining.
     
  10. davepermen

    davepermen Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    no. i mean, every single bit that gets written changes the live of the ssd. but ccleaner does not do much to a disk actually, ergo the impact is so tiny you'll never notice it.
     
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