Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z
Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k
I'm of the view that an ssd needs a good bit of free space to perform optimally.
Doesn't that count for all drives? I've always had it in my head that you need to leave 20GB or 15% of the drive free to run optimally.
This is more true for a mechanical hard drive than an SSD. A mechanical hard drive relies on the spinning disk to bring data to the head. These drives write from inside to out, and the further from the center you get, the longer the access times are as it takes longer for the disk to spin to the head.
For an SSD this is a non-issue, I don't know how much of a difference there is between a full and half-full drive, but it's not much.