I have the following SSD, a generation 1 OCZ 60 GB Vertex: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227394
I'm currently trying to extend the longevity of it. I've been keeping tabs on it with the OCZ tool and CrystalDiskInfo, and it shows that I have about 29% life left. I bought this disk back in May 2009. I did the necessary steps to reduce as much writes to the disk as possible, disabling certain processes and services, moving the swapfile off the SSD, moving my browser profiles to an HDD, etc.
I want to get as much life out of this SSD, so I've been looking over things that could possibly cause these extra writes. One thing I've noticed is that the AV solution I was using, Microsoft Security Essentials, and the alternative I've been experimenting with, Immunet, tends to do a lot of writes to logs. They're small writes, but I don't know what sort of impact these writes are having on my SSD life.
What I want to know is if these numerous tiny data writes to these log files will adversely affect the life of my SSD in a noticeable manner? Does the frequency of the writes matter (i.e. small writes to log files) versus the amount of data that is written? If yes, why and if no, why not?
There was a previous question that asked something similar to mines here: Antivirus impact on SSD But I felt neither of the answers were sufficient and an answer wasn't selected by the user who originally asked the question. My question is a more specific version of that question since I'm primarily concerned about the log file writes that antivirus software in general are known to do.