In my proactive attempt to maintain my SSD’s performance and knowing that it degrades as it fills, a user should benefit from keeping a certain calculable amount or percentage of space “free” (Over- or under-provisioning), correct?
To maximize storage, use and performance, what would I need to do to calculate and configure this space?
SSD Drive: 120 GB Kingston Hyper X Sata III drive. (111.75 Usable).
TRIM is supported and windows recognizes the drive as an SSD utilizing TRIM.
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit service pack 1 (20 or so GB, 91 GB remaining)
Various programs and files (40 GB, 41 GB remaining)
With the remaining 41 or so GB, I believe that I will benefit by locking some remaining available amount to maintain the performance of the drive. How can I calculate the amount so I know how much remaining space I can use for files and programs and how much to secure as free?
Most of the activity will be reads and average home user writes to the drive, So I am not as concerned about endurance as I am about performance in regards to allocating the space.