Win 7, SSD and Partition

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  1. Rus

    Rus Senior Member

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    Win 7 64gb SSD with 54.72 Primary Partition and 4.9 Recovery Partition.

    28gb used. 26gb free.

    In order to take advantage of Garbage Collection and Trim do I need to create a separate partition for Garbage Collection or will the 26gb free space be used for trim and garbage collection?

    54.72+4.9=59.6gb. What happened to the extra 4.4gb?
     
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    catilley1092 Extraordinary Member

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    A SSD is no different than a mechanical HDD when it comes to available space. Although it's advertized as 64GB, the manufacturers have their own way of determining size. 1GB = 1,000MB. Not 1024MB, what 1GB really is.

    This is the most simple way of describing this issue. Hope that I've explained this to you.

    Cat
     
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    Rus Senior Member

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    That does explain the missing gb but what about trim and garbage collection? Do I need to create a partition or is the available space ok?
     
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    catilley1092 Extraordinary Member

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    I would guess that it's OK. My Crucial M4 128GB SSD doesn't have a partition for garbage collection, although there's a folder in my Data partition that I didn't create, named "Recycler" followed by a string of letters & numbers. Haven't opened it, but have scanned it, it's clean.

    I'm not on that computer at the moment, when I go back onto it, I'll check it out & report back. If you wish, click onto my specs & dig through & see if you can find it.

    Cat
     
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    Pauli Extraordinary Member
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    What's trim and garbage collection?
     
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    catilley1092 Extraordinary Member

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    Items that pertains to those with SSD's. Windows 7 by default turns on TRIM on SSD's.

    Cat
     
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    :redface: Anyone ever heard I'm not an expert? ... Thanks, catilley---
     
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    Still trying to figure out the "garbage collection" deal.

    Cat
     

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