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Warning for SSD users - Denuvo kills SSD
 
Rudolph  posted on Nov 17, 2014 5:22:34 AM - Report post

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///EDIT: 2014/11/19: So, since this is a controversial topic, let's say that the new Denuvo Anti-Tamper (not the same as DRM!) technology MIGHT/COULD wear down your SSD cells, until real technicians can scientifically replicate the claims done by some random internet guys.


"Resource monitors for RAM and CPU consumption numbers, memory viewer for trying to figure out what makes it tick and track address issues, SSD analysis tools for those delicious dead blocks and data tracking.
Wanna know average number of times parts of LotF exe code are fcked around between RAM and HDD in the span of one hour? 150000 copy/write iterations. That's about 10000 times more than usual. DRM constantly decrypts the game code into the memory and encrypts it back. This is the most bull**** usage of encryption software I've ever stumbled upon. And even though code chunks are quite small (couple of kilobytes per go at worst), they are all stored in one memory block. And playing the game for 4-8 hours(depends on SSD quality) means that you can say goodbye to that block."

Source: www.rpgcodex.net/forums/index.php?threads/the-dragon-age-inquisition-thread-ride-the-bull.75304/page-355#post-3599880

So check your install folder for Origin games.
You might want to switch over to your hard disk drive with spinning iron plates instead of sacrificing the life of your solid state drive too early.
Denuvo is also used by "Lords of the Fallen" and FIFA 15 so far.
I think a lot of games will follow.
Actually, this would be a good time for crackers to circumvent this protection method since Denuvo will actively destroy hardware over time.
I am waiting for the first complaints and lawsuits due to destroyed hardware caused by Denuvo. Sony should probably put some money on the side for those lawsuits.

[Edited by Rudolph, 11/19/2014 2:59:19 AM]

 
SoM  posted on Nov 17, 2014 5:59:20 AM - Report post

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Sigh ... "buy an SSD for video games" they said ... "it'll be great for them" they said ...
 
jackbig  posted on Nov 17, 2014 6:03:33 AM - Report post

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quote:
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Sigh ... "buy an SSD for video games" they said ... "it'll be great for them" they said ...

i checked on this, the post came originally from rpgcodeX by some random guy, and no where is proven that denuvo destroys anything

 
Rudolph  posted on Nov 17, 2014 6:05:25 AM - Report post

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Yeah, maybe not "destroy" per se, but it will drastically reduce the lifespan of your SSD.
 
Blazewamp  posted on Nov 17, 2014 6:12:46 AM - Report post

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i never saw the cost/capacity ratio worth a game taking that wee bit quicker to load to be worth the money when i can get 2Tb hds for under £100 now.

though i do always love these stories that come out when some new DRM starts to prove to be affective

 
Fenixis  posted on Nov 17, 2014 8:59:31 AM - Report post

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I am not saying this is all BS but I am having a hard time finding any other information on how Denuvo is harmful to SSDs other than the forum posts you mention and a few other forum posts like it. By no means am I defending EA or saying that the person in the post is wrong, but I am much more likely to believe it if I can find a little more proof (testing methods, graphs with HD activity) rather that just some random guys post on the Internet.
 
johnkelly2187  posted on Nov 17, 2014 9:01:25 AM - Report post

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i'll just use my 1TB 10'000 rpm HD
 
Dlenny2259  posted on Nov 17, 2014 9:04:54 AM - Report post

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i'll just use my 1TB 10'000 rpm HD

Well just in case this is all true I have uninstalled Inquisition from my SSD and have reinstalled it on my 1 TB drive.

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