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Topic # 83397 16-May-2011 10:24
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is there a % or amount of free space recommended for SSDs?

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  Reply # 469536 16-May-2011 10:54

I would say about 10%, just because the drives tend to spread the writes across the chip to make it last longer. I ran my 90GB SSD to 80% without the slightest slow down :o)

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  Reply # 469666 16-May-2011 15:00
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I think it depends whether the drive supports TRIM or not. SSDs in RAID, for example, do not support TRIM, and there was a certain amount of free space that you were supposed to leave on them (I can't remember exactly). I think the same goes for single SSD configurations using an older drive that does not support TRIM.

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