My SSD only has 6-8GB's left

WannaDJ

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Jul 22, 2016
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Hello, I just bought an Acer Predator Gaming Laptop wich came with a 120 GB's SSD and 1 TB HDD. For the sake of fast load times I installed GTA V on the SSD wich left only 6-8GB's of space left in the SSD. Googling around found the advice to always leave around 10 to 15% of free space so the SSD doesn't slow down/lastes more.

6-8GB's is around 8% of my SSD, so was wondering if this could harm my SSD in anyway or short it's life? Is it noticeable, should I just move the game to the HDD?

Any help is appreciated.

- Alex

Edit: Already free'd up some space by disabling Hibernate. I don't really use it at all.
 

Colif

Titan
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Filling an ssd up just reduces the speed benefit you get from an ssd, depending on the brand of the ssd it may have over provisioning enabled by default and you may not see a loss of speed (what is over provisioning: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/ssd-do-you-use-over-provisioning-how-much-gb-do-you-dedicate-it.366430/).

It can also reduce its life span as the more space you use, the more sectors it has to use and SSD only have so many read/writes before it can't use all its space.
 

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