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(Special) Is it true that deleting files from an SSD can 'kill' you?

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(Special) Is it true that deleting files from an SSD can 'kill' you?

This is more or less true, but first we have to understand the root of the problem. If you don't know, erasing information from a disc does not directly erase it. That is, the file is still there, it was just removed from the disk directory (the system that manages all files and their location.)

Very briefly, when you delete a file from your hard drive, you are just marking that space as free, even though there are still files.

(Special) Is it true that deleting files from an SSD can harm you?


Therefore, what creates damage in an SSD is the writing of information. Basically, whenever you record something on an SSD, it is making a small dent in its durability. This is because the memory cells of these drives have a very low average life expectancy.

Therefore, there is a limit to the number of times that you can write information in each of these cells, before they become unusable.

In short, any act of writing damages your SSD. That said, it is not the deletion of files that causes a dent, it is the addition or modification of these.

How to give new life to an old laptop or computer?

RAM memory

We cannot always afford to change computers frequently, or at least key components. For this reason, it is important for us to know the best ways to maximize the useful life of our faithful work / playmates.

After all, that there are a number of things we can do, which in truth, are not difficult and will not create a hole in your wallet.

Especially now, that many of us have been sent home due to the provisional quarantine normals against Coronavirus (COVID-19). So, we have very good people who have to work at home, but unfortunately they realized that their PC or laptop is 10 years behind current technology.

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