Hi everyone. Something happened with me lately which I did not know about till late and wanted to share.
I have an SSD for the Windows C partition. The mistake I did was to put the paging file on the SSD. I was surprised that the Samsung software of the SSD tells me it has 4 TB of written data, even though it was much lower a months or so. I discovered while I was doing some UE4 lightbuilding yesterday that the lightmass builder is using the page file extensively. I got to know that the reason of that nearly two terabytes that were written in the past month or so was the fact that I was doing some light tests! I keep my system sometimes 24 hours working on lighting testing large lightmap sizes.
As you know, an SSD has a limited number of write cycles. So I disabled paging on the C drive and moved the paging file to some other normal hard drive.
I think most of you are experienced and know this fact, but I wanted to share my experience because I am also sure many of the newbies are going to shorten the lives of their expensive SSDs this way.