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Old 06-21-2013, 03:51 AM   #1
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SSD over-provisioning

I just happened across this topic the other day and not having seen this here, thought I would mention it to those who are also using SSD drives in their systems.

Samsung has built into their latest (4.1) 'magician' tool, an easy way to do over-provisioning of your SSD. By simply reserving space for its' controller (around 10%), the SSD will supposedly have improved performance and a longer life-span.

Some devices may already have this built it, but my Samsung drives did not (840 & 830 series)... so, if you have the extra space on yours.. it may be a benefit to look into this.
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:20 PM   #2
Luke Olson
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Originally Posted by tswalk
...the SSD will supposedly have improved performance and a longer life-span.

The lifespan of the drive is directly affected by the used capacity of the drive. Leaving more unused capacity means more cells to utilize for wear leveling which equates to a longer lifespan since the cells have a limited number of write/erase cycles. I don't think it has any affect on performance though. Thanks for the heads up on the utility!
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