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I just bought a 64GB Crucial C300 SSD.

I've read that it should be filled no more than 80% or risk loosing speed.

Now would this 80% be 64GB x .8 = 51.2 GB

or the actual size after formatting, etc. 59.6 x .8 =47.68
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I also whould like to know the answer to this question.
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I think my 60GB Inferno was ~55GB after formatting. So the 51-53 area would be a good ball park.
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Thats not what hes asking caraboose.
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I don't listen to that. Either way its pretty easy to test. Bench it now and then throw a bunch of movies or whatever you have that is large files on it and bench it again. See if it slows it down.

I bet if it does it will be very minimal.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dizzyscure1;11824947 
Thats not what hes asking caraboose.

What is he asking then?
... I assumed that's what he was asking... meh.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lightsout;11825053 
I don't listen to that. Either way its pretty easy to test. Bench it now and then throw a bunch of movies or whatever you have that is large files on it and bench it again. See if it slows it down.

I bet if it does it will be very minimal.
It won't at all.
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Originally Posted by nickkay;11824879 
I just bought a 64GB Crucial C300 SSD.

I've read that it should be filled no more than 80% or risk loosing speed.

Now would this 80% be 64GB x .8 = 51.2 GB

or the actual size after formatting, etc. 59.6 x .8 =47.68
It is just a guideline.

If you have to fill more than 80%, just do it.

The issue is the risk of not enough clean blocks. If you never write 1GB files to the drive, then leaving 2-5GB free is fine.
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