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User Info: xLexLuth0rx

xLexLuth0rx
4 years ago#1
Right now I have about 40GB free on my 120. I'm thinking of moving over a game from my other HDD which would leave me with about 5GB free. Would there be any type of performance decrease if I did this?
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Xantose161
4 years ago#2
I'm currently down to only 7GB left on my sdd and have been down to 3GB left before and noticed no performance difference.
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xLexLuth0rx
4 years ago#3
Okay cool. I could have sworn I'd read something saying it was advisable to have a bit of free space to run best but now I can't find it to save my life. Then again, maybe I misread it.
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AMDZFan
4 years ago#4
It's advisable to have as much free space as you can because it allows for better wear leveling which extends the life of your drive, but you don't really need to be that afraid of it.
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rareware101
4 years ago#5
xLexLuth0rx posted...
Okay cool. I could have sworn I'd read something saying it was advisable to have a bit of free space to run best but now I can't find it to save my life. Then again, maybe I misread it.


Having some free space allows TRIM and garbage collection to work better and keep your drive running at its fastest. The drive will recover and you'd likely not notice it outside benchmarks however.
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xLexLuth0rx
4 years ago#6
Ah okay, that makes sense. I think the 5GB free will be good then and if not, I have other stuff I can remove. I wonder how many people have them almost 100% full.
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