Samsung Magician question.

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    I just upgraded from a OCZ Vertex 3 120GB. Max IOPs ssd to a Samsung 840 Pro 256GB. ssd earlier this week. In Samsung Magician, I set the overprovisioning to 15%. Is that good for this ssd ?
     
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    I thought the Magician software was just for the migration of the data from one drive to the other.....This is the first I've heard of "overprovisioning"? What is it and what does it do?
     
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    http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/minisite/SSD/us/html/about/whitepaper05.html
    My 830 seems to want to default to 10% but from everything I've read, if you keep a good amount of free space on your SSD over provisioning seems to be unnecessary.
    It's a small amount of free space that works sort of like a swap file the insures if the drive becomes nearly full it still has enough room to do its' work in.
     
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    Thanks Trouble....just more crap I've got to learn for when I get my SSD.
     
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    It defaults to 10%. I've got mine at Custom 15%.bassfisher, not all ssd's have the same utilities. Samsung's has more than my OCZ's did. By benchmarks the Samsung blew away my OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPs. In some area's by almost double. I deleted all my old Vertex 3 benchmarks, so I can't post them. Hear's what my Samsung 840 Pro 256gb. got:
     

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    The screenshot show's what the current version of Samsung Magician can do.
     

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    Didn't know about this feature, I've got the Samsung 830 but because it's only 128GB and it's full I wouldn't be able to over provision it more than default. I am considering lowering it though for more space, what do you think?
     
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    I think that a "full" SSD regardless of the size will likely suffer performance issues. If you read the first paragraph in the link I posted above it explains why you need to maintain a respectable amount of free space on your SSDs.
    Over provisioning is an option but of course that particular space when configured through Samsung Magician remains unavailable to the user and the operating system.
     
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