View Single Post
  #5 (permalink)  
Old November 11, 2012, 08:34 AM
chrisk's Avatar
chrisk chrisk is offline
Folding Captain
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: GTA, Ontario
Posts: 7,564

My System Specs


Originally Posted by Squeetard View Post
I keep my personal files on the ssd as well. Like office docs and pictures. Faster and there is room for them. A large mechanical drive is there for movies and music and stuff. Things that get put there once and then gets read from. You don't want to fill your ssd though, they keep in top shape if you don't fill past 80%. The firmware will use that space for wear leveling and other cleanup functions.
One thing I have done with my SSD's as well (to give the controller more room for 'wear leveling' is that I only tend to format 85-90% of a drive's space.

SSD's storage chips can only be written to a certain number of times, so the drive's controller tries to spread out the writing and erasing activity.
Fold for team #54196
Reply With Quote