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I have heard free space matters more if you are not using trim amd just relying on gc.
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Originally Posted by razaice View Post
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?
Let me find my thread I posted after cleaning out my Intel drive. I noticed a big increase after gettting rid of some stuff.

Brb

Found it here
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Good stuff thanks.
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Let me find my thread I posted after cleaning out my Intel drive. I noticed a big increase after gettting rid of some stuff.

Brb

Found it here
Interesting time to clean up the trash

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Doesn't really matter AFAIK you can fill it up to 99% and that wont make any kind of impact.
It does matter. The SSD won't have room to ensure clean blocks.


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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?
No. It has to do with the type of writes that had occurred, the number of clean blocks, and the type of write that you plan to hit the drive with.

A general rule of thumb is leaving around 10% free. However, this is just a guideline.

If you rarely write to a SSD, you can leave 1% free and not be affected. If you write massive 1GB files to the SSD, you would want to leave more space free.
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It does matter. The SSD won't have room to ensure clean blocks.



No. It has to do with the type of writes that had occurred, the number of clean blocks, and the type of write that you plan to hit the drive with.

A general rule of thumb is leaving around 10% free. However, this is just a guideline.

If you rarely write to a SSD, you can leave 1% free and not be affected. If you write massive 1GB files to the SSD, you would want to leave more space free.
This. I filled my 128gb SSD up to about 10gb of free space not too long ago, and I never even noticed any difference... and I don't really have a super high end SSD.
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