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SSD provisioning- RAW or formatted?


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#1 paul88ks

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 01:14 AM

I know that you are supposed to overprovision an SSD . I've done it on the two SSD's I have. Samsung Pro,but I've wondered that after i run the Samsung Magician,that the space is unallocated in RAW format. Is that correct,or should it be formatted in NTFS?



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Posted 19 July 2017 - 01:36 AM

Hi Paul

 

I left 10% space un allocated on mine.



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Posted 19 July 2017 - 01:49 AM

If it's formatted it's not really over-provisioned, because that space would still be available for you to use. So yes, it's correct for it to be unpartitioned (raw).

 

Actually though, partitioned free space can still be used by the drive for 'garbage collection' - it's called dynamic over-provisioning, as opposed to static OP.  Worth a read - https://www.techspot.com/news/52835-understanding-ssds-the-need-for-trim-overprovisioning-and-more.html


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 02:15 AM

If it's formatted it's not really over-provisioned, because that space would still be available for you to use. So yes, it's correct for it to be unpartitioned (raw).

 

Actually though, partitioned free space can still be used by the drive for 'garbage collection' - it's called dynamic over-provisioning, as opposed to static OP.  Worth a read - https://www.techspot.com/news/52835-understanding-ssds-the-need-for-trim-overprovisioning-and-more.html

Cool - I have it bookmarked to read tomorrow! Thanks!



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Posted 19 July 2017 - 08:35 AM

Samsung's Magician software version stopped providing the option to over provision with version 5.0. The newest version 5.1 has put back that option






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