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Originally Posted by beers;11867203 
To test your theory you could run HDtune and look at the graph.
As there is no slope where one sector of the drive has higher performance, the drive will be the same speed no matter where or how large your partitions are.

Conversely, when you look at a HDtune graph for a mechanical drive you will notice a decline in transfer speed as the effective rotational velocity of the drive decreases as you move closer to the center of the platter.

Thank you for the information.
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To test your theory you could run HDtune and look at the graph.
As there is no slope where one sector of the drive has higher performance, the drive will be the same speed no matter where or how large your partitions are.

Conversely, when you look at a HDtune graph for a mechanical drive you will notice a decline in transfer speed as the effective rotational velocity of the drive decreases as you move closer to the center of the platter.
Bingo. The point of short stroking is to use the fastest part of the HDD. SSD's don't have one area that's faster than another. It's all the same speed.
 
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post #13 of 20
Why don't you have a test, you might discover something! probably because none has tested short stroking on a SSD because it can't work.

Try it if you want, but it most likely will not work.
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Try it if you want, but it most likely will not work.
Not most likely, it just won't.
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There is some good to doing this which has to do with filling up the SSD Intel call this over provisioning.

Skip to over provisioning – what and how
http://intelstudios.edgesuite.net/id...2/SSDS002.html
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lol wut?
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No. Sorry, but NO.

An SSD can access all locations on the drive at the same rate. Thats why they are so fast.

"Short Stroking it" will not make ANY difference and you will be wasting an extra 20GB of space.

No Platters=No Platters= No affect of "short stroking"
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hehe....i was just asking. Ive read about provisioning, that's my i made this thread.
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Long term, over provisioning to that extent will help your "life time" since the NAND will be more wear levelled, and writes will maintain their speed.

however you won't get faster Transfer Rates, you'll just have more consistent performance in the long run...

Remembering of course that Sandforce already has one of the highest over provisioning anyway, so it's kinda pointless
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Long term, over provisioning to that extent will help your "life time" since the NAND will be more wear levelled, and writes will maintain their speed.

however you won't get faster Transfer Rates, you'll just have more consistent performance in the long run...

Remembering of course that Sandforce already has one of the highest over provisioning anyway, so it's kinda pointless
NAND? Not And logic game?
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