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Very quick SSD question (TRIM and unused space)

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Sweey, 9 Jun 2010.

  1. Sweey


    Joined: 18 Jun 2006

    Posts: 994

    Location: Birmingham

    I've got my first SSD turning up tomorrow (or on Friday) and having read through some threads I know about setting to AHCI before installing Windows 7 and disabling Superfetch, defrag etc. after the installation.

    The one thing I'm not sure about is whether there's any difference between partitioning only 64GB of the 80GB capacity for my system (leaving the rest for TRIM) or whether I can partition the whole 80GB and just make sure I keep 16GB free at all times. Anyone?
  2. Zarf


    Joined: 11 Jul 2007

    Posts: 2,527

    Don't worry about performance loss, you'll never notice it so may as well have the whole space available.
  3. Greenlizard0

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    Joined: 15 Mar 2004

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    Location: Liverpool

    There's not really any need to disable Superfetch, RAM is still very fast.
  4. admoo


    Joined: 10 Mar 2010

    Posts: 401

    I too am probably going to order an X25-M in the week, and was confused whether to partition and leave 16GB for TRIM. Would this just be a waste of 16GB?