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I have SanDisk x210 SSD, I read that overprovisioning can increase durability, however I cannot find a way to activate it. Is it possible for SanDisk SSD to use some custom application and set it.

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Overprovisioning is an intrinsic property of the SSD. Since it involves hardware, it is not possible to "turn it on".

In some cases, a firmware update can provide a higher level of overprovisioning at the cost of available storage capacity - this involves losing all data on the drive and is supported on a very small selection of drive types, expecially not the x210

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  • I wonder how they were able to performe test under this link tweaktown.com/reviews/5822/… . – Darqer Aug 29 '14 at 17:54
  • This test says exactly what I mentioned: The overprovisioning is intrinsic to the drive, it can't be "enabled" or "disabled" from the outside. Thank you for confirming this! – Eugen Rieck Aug 29 '14 at 18:19

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