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1)What are the Pros to short stroking SSD's?
2)What are the Cons to short stroking SSD's?
3)Can I short stroke my SSD's while in Raid0?
If so;
4)What is a good Short stroke for 109gb.?I have 92.1gb. Free.

I think that's all my questions for now.
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There would be no benefits of short stroking an SSD haha.
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Are you being serious or trolling badly?
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Obvious troll is obvious.
On the extremely remote chance you are, in fact serious, explain to me how you believe there would be any benefit whatsoever.
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Since there are no moving parts in an SSD, there is no benefit from short-stroking.
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No I really don't know or know much about SSD's,If there are no benefits.Than ok.
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He has such a high rep/post count though, you'd think he's been around the place long enough he wasn't trolling.


Either way, as stated there's no benefit. Since short stroking refers to reducing the actuator arm's maximum travel distance on a spinning disk. Which in turn reduces response times and increases transfer speeds (by only using the outer, faster part of the spinning disk).
Edited by Nugu - 2/27/11 at 1:48pm
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as stated there's no benefit. Since short stroking refers to reducing the actuator arm's maximum travel distance in a spinning disk.
Thank you for you answer.
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post #9 of 18
Short stroking is a function of the moving parts which consist of a mechanical drive. As you proceed further to the edge of the disk, your linear velocity will be higher as there is more distance traveled per revolution.

By limiting your drive to save your data onto this specific portion of the platter, you retain both the highest speed portion of your drive as well as limiting the R/W head in travel, which will result in less time waiting for the head to reach a specific location on the platter.

SSD's have no rotating platters, therefore short stroking is not of benefit.
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post #10 of 18
I have read that there are advantages to partitioning only 75-80% of the disk and leaving the rest (20-25%) empty and not partitioned. I believe it has more to do with the way SSD allocate space and less about 'short stroking' like you would want on a traditional hard disk drive.
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