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How much space should I ideally leave open on my ssd?
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How much space should I ideally leave open on my ssd?
What SSD do you have?, usually you need 2.5'' for it

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Sorry I meant how many gb should I leave open, not how much physical space. I have an intel 320 120gb.
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What SSD do you have?, usually you need 2.5'' for it

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I think he means free disk space not physical space. I don't know the answer but I only use about 50% of the 128gb ssd for windows and less of the 60gb for linux. I am sure you can fill it up more than that.
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I think he means what percentage of the storage should be utlized. I am interested in this too, I try to stay under 75-80% personally but have no back up for why I do so.
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I think he means what percentage of the storage should be utlized. I am interested in this too, I try to stay under 75-80% personally but have no back up for why I do so.
75-80% used or free?
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Doesn't really matter AFAIK you can fill it up to 99% and that wont make any kind of impact.
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post #8 of 16
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75-80% used or free?
Sorry, 75-80% used with 20% open
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I would say to leave about 40gb of free space. I have about around 40gb left and so far it doesn't show any slowness.
    
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post #10 of 16
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I guess I could just fill it up and do a benchmark to see if the performance has dropped. Would that be a reliable way of knowing?
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