4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 24, 2010 3:23 PM by Fernando RSS

Does it make sense to let 20% of the SSD size unpartitioned?

Fernando Community Member
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There are a lot of different statements regarding the best way to partition an SSD for the first use. I have read many statement, where people wrote, that 20% of the SSD size should not be partitioned. Does this action really make sense or is it even necessary? If yes, which are the reasons?

 

It seems logical, that the SSD partition(s) themselves should not be completely filled with data. A free space of approximately 20% will be required to prevent a noticeable performance decrease, especially in case of a missing Trim support. But why should users leave a part of the SSD, which is small sized anyway,  unpartitioned?

 

Thanks for your answers in advance!

 

Regards

Fernando

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