Partitioning a SSD, yes or no?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Mr.X, May 11, 2017.

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Do you partition your SSDs?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Under certain circumstances

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  1. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    #1 Mr.X, May 11, 2017
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  2. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    Hi Mr.X well each head have one sentence so for me user of one SSD 240GB I make so SSD exclusively for O.S. currently only Windows 10 after O.S. installed I move principal folders (Documents, Downloads, Pictures, Musics, Videos) to HDD 1TB I don't know why but my system is fast as one rocket; still same when using Windows 8.1 performance is same for some reason :rolleyes:
     
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  3. s1ave77

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    For me it depends on usage of the SSD; when used as data drive i would leave as is and create my folder structure. When used as system drive, i prefer to have my system drive for the system and most programs (bigger ones mostly land on another partiton) exclusively with as less personal data as possible.

    Since it makes no sense for me to give Windows more than 60 GB (have about 50% free with even VMware WS and PS installed on c:) i have parted my 120GB SSD into 2 Partitons. No speed or stability problems since ~2 years.
     
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  4. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    If possible, do not make partitions on SSD drive. Why? In order that the SSD would last for a maximum period should be used equally all its parts.
    If you make partitions, it is not possible. One partition will always be used (over written) more then other, but when its lifetime is finished, is whole SSD dead.
     
  5. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    You should read the article above, that's nonsense. The SSD controller still sees and handles it as one thing, regardless what the OS sees.
     
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  6. Mr.X

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    @ALL

    Please re-read the quote in first post. I edited it because I mis-quoted some paragraphs for your convenience and according to orginial post. Sorry.
     
  7. Michaela Joy

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    In general, the device driver is the interface between proprietary hardware and the OS. Specifics are dealt with in the specific driver(s) for the device.

    @Mr.X: I couldn't agree more with that answer. The Driver and the Firmware on the drive controller handle the specifics.
     
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  8. s1ave77

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    Seeing your edits was just enough :D. Was able to determine the Q/A like structure before. Additionally it's very similiar to what i red before and experienced myself. My SSD is partitioned from the beginning ~ 2years ago (could be slighly more).
     
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  9. s1ave77

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    Conclusion: Still a lot of urban myths prevailing :hmm:.
     
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  10. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    Well it's great, then you will never make a partition. The SSD controller still sees and handles it as one thing, regardless what the OS sees.
    Omnicient Smartass
     
  11. John Sutherland

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    #11 John Sutherland, May 11, 2017
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  12. s1ave77

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    Indeed. In my first try to clone a system to my SSD Acronis used the sector by sector method and screwed the alignment (apparently). It was amazing how slow the SSD acted.
     
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  13. Joe C

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    Will the Trim command that's built ito Windows 7 and upwards still run trim on a different partition? Sure the controller will natively use it's built in garbage collection as it's designed. ... but what does windows do and how does it handle trim in a multi partition manner?
     
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  16. s1ave77

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    Works here on both partitions.
     
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  17. MS_User

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    i dont see why partition SSD their still relatively small in size.....but eventually they will catch in size like sata....then yes.
     
  18. Joe C

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    You can get a 2tb SSD today but it's very expensive, most peeps get a smaller SSD and use a platter drive for storage and accounts
     
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  19. JBenal

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    I do partition my 500 gb SSD. 80 gigs for Windows, 50 gigs for Libraries, the rest for movies, etc. I'm far from rich, but I use my SSD as I want to. If it breaks, I'll get another one - it will be more advanced and maybe cheaper. I back up my Windows partition using Macrium to a WD platter hard drive.
     
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  20. Hadron-Curious

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    Most people using SSD in Windows 10 have it partitioned. That is very clear while looking at the number of partitions at the Disk Management.