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    Hi All, I am a happy SSD user no problems. I know that you don't defrag an SSD, and I never have, but you read various statements not to fill up an SSD. The most questionable statements I have seen say never to load to more than 75% of capacity, or all kinds of problems will occur, others have said that the needed spare capacity is reserved, and you can load all the way to the nominal capacity.

    What I would like to know is actual experience from people, who have been operating close to the nominal SSD capacity and what your results have been




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    I'm not entirely sure seen as how SSDs have improved over the years, but depending on your SSD manufacture it may come with their own program tool to create a spar area so to speak for this very purpose. I have a Crucial SSD and it has this tool which I have used. Once done the computer won't write to that area. It would probably be prudent to take advantage of that. You can also use Crystal Disk Info to check drive health. For most (but not all) SSDs, I've noticed Crystal Disk Info give a health percentage. https://crystalmark.info/en/software/crystaldiskinfo/

    What is the brand of SSD do you have now?
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    Nate Strickland of Intel said this:

    The only real answer is "it depends on the drive." ... the [performance] slowdown can be avoided with over-provisioning and smart controllers, but over-provisioning adds to the cost/GB, so cheaper drives won't over-provision much. 25% free space may be overkill but many drives will indeed slow noticeably when you go over 90%.

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    Thanks for your comments, you are probably both right. I use a Micron M600 512MB SSD. I will try to pose the question to Micron - if they answer questions that is.



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    Looks like your SSD uses the same software as mine. You can get it at this direct link: https://www.micron.com/-/media/clien...ve_windows.exe

    From here: https://www.micron.com/products/soli...utive-software

    You have to scroll down the page. Why it's way down there I don't know.

    In the software chose the over provisioning option.

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    I made an error, the nominal, accessible SSD capacity is not 512MB (!), but rather 476GB. I have posted my question to Micron, but got no answer yet. I will post any answer I receive.

    Now I am wondering if the number "512" in the part number indicates the total capacity of the drive, and the advertised and available "476GB" indicates that the 36GB difference represents the set-aside memory not to be used.


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    No, there is a difference between advertised HDD size and what is used by Windows, etc. Use this calculator. http://www.endmemo.com/data/diskcapacity.php

    476 GB is what Windows uses.

    Again, this is not a reserved space for your SSD. You need to do that with the software I gave a link to.

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