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Does SSD partitioning effect GC?

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Hye guys,

I'm currently using RAID for my F3's so I can't use TRIM. So I have to rely on garbage collection which is mean't to be really decent with the Vertex 3's.

I've partioned my SSD, 50GB for OS and 70GB for games I frequently play.

Would this be effecting the garbage collection and/or performance in anyway? Should I just dedicate the whole 120GB for OS and not partition?

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It does not affect garbage collection, as far as I've read the only thing that matters for the GC is the amount of spare space. That in turns is independent of the number and size of the partitions, the amount of spare space and the aggressiveness of the GC is built into the firmware.
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