Windows 10 Windows 10 file history

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  1. Cowlet123

    Cowlet123 New Member

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    I've just installed windows 10 into my new PC. I have two SSDs in it, one for files and one for booting windows. I've decided to enable the windows 10 file history feature to backup 200GB worth of files from my boot SSD into to my 2nd SSD. My question is, if I set it to the hourly backup option, will it slow down the computer whilst I'm using it? I'm usually on my PC 12 hours a day.
    I've also read that the storage sectors on an SSD have a limited number of writes therefore its advised to minimize writing to the drive as much as possible. If I enable the hourly file history backup option, can it damage my SSDs since theoretically they would be backing up 200GB worth of file history 12 times in a day?
     
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    Josephur Windows Forum Admin
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    File History is very good at only backing up changed files, and I've yet to see it impact performance personally. One thing I would suggest is to exclude folders such as your Downloads folder, as you may download large files and keep them around for extended periods which can add up in file size. I wouldn't worry about it damaging anything, as I said it only copies files that have changed since the last backup, and its very efficient.
     
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    Thanks for the clarification :)
     

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