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then why not just just format the whole thing then later if I really need the space then I can use it?

Again, it's entirely up to you how you want to go about doing it. However, the less free space you have on the SSD, the greater the chances of seeing a performance hit so for some (myself included), OP is a safeguard so there's always free space on the drive (apart from the default 7% thanks to GiB-GB disparity). For me, it's also a reminder that it's time to either delete stuff from the SSD or buy a bigger SSD. tongue.gif
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Again, it's entirely up to you how you want to go about doing it. However, the less free space you have on the SSD, the greater the chances of seeing a performance hit so for some (myself included), OP is a safeguard so there's always free space on the drive (apart from the default 7% thanks to GiB-GB disparity).

Let's say I use up all the space, then the performance gets worse for months. After this I free up a lot of space again, would the speed come back? Or there is some permanent damage?
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I always leave 5-10GB. Any less and there is def some slowdown, both HDD and SSD.
 
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Again, it's entirely up to you how you want to go about doing it. However, the less free space you have on the SSD, the greater the chances of seeing a performance hit so for some (myself included), OP is a safeguard so there's always free space on the drive (apart from the default 7% thanks to GiB-GB disparity). For me, it's also a reminder that it's time to either delete stuff from the SSD or buy a bigger SSD. tongue.gif

Note the performance hit is main if you have a high volume of writes.

Personally, I say format the whole thing just in case you need the extra space temporarily. Better for something to work slowly than not work at all.
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Note the performance hit is main if you have a high volume of writes.

Personally, I say format the whole thing just in case you need the extra space temporarily. Better for something to work slowly than not work at all.

Unfortunately, knowing myself, that approach doesn't really work. redface.gif If I didn't have OP, I'd just end up backing myself into a corner filling up the entire SSD. With OP, I can either extend the existing partition or create a new partition on the unallocated space for use as temporary storage while I either clean up the drive or buy a bigger drive. rolleyes.gif
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Unfortunately, knowing myself, that approach doesn't really work. redface.gif If I didn't have OP, I'd just end up backing myself into a corner filling up the entire SSD. With OP, I can either extend the existing partition or create a new partition on the unallocated space for use as temporary storage while I either clean up the drive or buy a bigger drive. rolleyes.gif

Just set up disk quotas?
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