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Go Easy on your SSD/HD Drives, use RAM Disks instead for Testing

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20 Dec 2020CPOL
Using a RAM disk instead of an SSD drive prevents an early death of the SSD and the tests run even faster.
SSD drives can support only a limited number of write cycles. During testing, data might get written repeatedly to a drive, but does not need to get saved long term. This stresses the SSD drive unnecessarily. Better use a RAM disk, which supports unlimited writes and benefit additionally from its higher speed.



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