IM Sharing Disclaimers, are they valid? Is there any way to make one valid? in General Discussion Forum Posted July 25, 2011 There are other reasons to disable conversation logging other than clutter. LIke in my case I have an SSD drive. SSD drives have slower write times and also the more you write to them the faster they wear out. They are more suited to reading info than writing info. That being said the life span of any newer SSD drive will most likely out live your computer especially when you take into consideration have fast they become outdated. Regardless of how much you write to it. As far as clutter is concerned though I guess the size of your drive would play a part in it too. My SSD drive is only 40 gigs and windows takes up almost half that. I could easily move it to my other drive which is a standard sata drive, which is what I have done in the past, but I figured what the hell its just as easy to shut it off since I never use the info anyway. If I want to copy a conversation I will just copy and paste it into a note card when it happens. I just don't see the point of having stuff write to either drive if I don't need it to. Just my choice I guess. as far as the "valid" thing, I don't see how you corrolate valid with legal, it is two seperate things. Just because something is legal, doesn't make it valid or vice versa. Take the copyright stuff for the market place. Some of LL's guidlines actually go against Fair Use copy right laws. However its sl's website so they can make up the rules. Whether they are legal or not doesn't mean you can break the rules. This even happens in law, many states have laws that contradict federal laws. Take for instance medical marijuana. Some states legalize it, but federally it is still against the law since it is a controlled substance. There have been many debates about this. During an interview one of the largest medical marijuana outlets in California refused to state how much business they do and how much he makes off from it because he said even though the state won't mess with it he doesn't want to temp the DEA and them shut him down or arrest him.