Radish Posted August 1, 2018 Share Posted August 1, 2018 I have a SSD. When I got it I partitioned using the same scheme I had used with HDDs for years - six partitions in total. Last night I was looking at my actual use of each partition and what I find is that I've got one partition that is close to chock-full but most of the other partitions have lots of free space. Then I got to thinking that I could better use the SSD if I just had a very small number of partitions and the one massive partition for general use. Then I thought that doing that might be better for the SSD in the sense that there is more free-space on a giant partition for what gets called "wear levelling" functions. This seemed to me a reasonable thought as to why partitions on a SSD should be kept to a minimum. Thinking about that I thought that the only partitions that I really need are: C:\ - for the OS D:\ - for my own documents, sheer paranoia leads the way here, I never want that partition corrupted by anything else E:\ - one massive partition for everything else. Is this a good thing to do? Are partitions on SSDs really necessary? How does free space on SSD partitions fit into this equation? Does wear levelling of partition x occur only in the free space of partition x? Or would the SSD use all the free space across all partitions for wear levelling of partition x? I'm just hoping to get the thoughts of others with more expertise than I have with this post. In that way I might be able to work out if I really need all the partitions I currently have. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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