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im getting the Zalman S 32gb as a boot drive for win 7 64bit. i will have 12gb left. i am going to put some apps on it so they load faster. i am going to put norton on it cause it takes forever, what else do you recomend? im not putting games on it.
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create an empty partition (UNformatted) somewhere in those 12gb for overprovisioning. it will give the TRIM and or garbage collection room to move things around.
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create an empty partition (UNformatted) somewhere in those 12gb for overprovisioning. it will give the TRIM and or garbage collection room to move things around.
sorry im a bit of a newbie in ssds, from what i have read, it increases write speed and reliability. i read it expands the memory but the user cant access it? im confused, plaese explain...
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both trim and garbage work similarly:

An ssd can only be written to a certain number of times, so naturally to get the most life out of it you would want to spread the wear out evenly across the whole thing, rather than concentrate it in one spot. this is why you should never defragment them. TRIM and garbage collection basically "lift up" all the data off the ssd, and then drop it back down in a nice, even layer. giving it some extra space by creating an empty partition allows these two utilities to move data around with ease. when the ssd is full you will temporarily lose some speed as it doesn't have space to move stuff around.
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both trim and garbage work similarly:

An ssd can only be written to a certain number of times, so naturally to get the most life out of it you would want to spread the wear out evenly across the whole thing, rather than concentrate it in one spot. this is why you should never defragment them. TRIM and garbage collection basically "lift up" all the data off the ssd, and then drop it back down in a nice, even layer. giving it some extra space by creating an empty partition allows these two utilities to move data around with ease. when the ssd is full you will temporarily lose some speed as it doesn't have space to move stuff around.
oh i get it thanks i will defidently do that.
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both trim and garbage work similarly:

An ssd can only be written to a certain number of times, so naturally to get the most life out of it you would want to spread the wear out evenly across the whole thing, rather than concentrate it in one spot. this is why you should never defragment them. TRIM and garbage collection basically "lift up" all the data off the ssd, and then drop it back down in a nice, even layer. giving it some extra space by creating an empty partition allows these two utilities to move data around with ease. when the ssd is full you will temporarily lose some speed as it doesn't have space to move stuff around.
TRIM enables garbage collection to work 'overhead', Windows 7 can tell the drive which old 'deleted' files need to be cleaned via the TRIM command.

Garbage collection does not relocate data, it removes old(deleted)/unusable data.
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im getting the Zalman S 32gb as a boot drive for win 7 64bit. i will have 12gb left. i am going to put some apps on it so they load faster. i am going to put norton on it cause it takes forever, what else do you recomend? im not putting games on it.

Like others said... make sure to leave 4-6GB unused on the SSD to help ensure there are clean blocks when needed.
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