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Who much headroom is recommended in an SSD???

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I have a 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB that is getting full.  But just in general how much headroom should be left in an SSD to maintain optimal performance?? 5%, 10%, 20%??

 

Also,  I am installing another 860 Pro via SATA III (2 TB).  I will be moving Orbx and mesh over to the new drive to free up space and using a symbolic link to the original P3D folder.  Will I be losing any performance from the sim by going this route?

 

Thanks,

 

Doc

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1.  I'd recommend 10% minimum free space unless you do a LOT of writing to the drive...so much and so fast that garbage collection might have trouble keeping up (not a likely scenario in a consumer PC).

2.  You shouldn't see any ill effect except maybe a very small increase in initial load time for the sim.  When the sim is running, it does lookahead buffering that makes storage speed essentially a nonfactor unless you are loading large batches of huge photoscenery files.

Regards

 

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It is my understanding that SSD performance begins to suffer when they are 90% full.  If you are writing large files to the SSD, then you may notice a performance loss at 75% full.

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Insufficient free space affects write times, not read times.

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