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Partitioning SSD for Dual Boot Win 7/8.1

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November 6, 2013 7:49:12 AM

Not that it matters now it works but just wondering was it a good idea to partition my 240GB SSD so that i could dual boot win 7 and 8 .. not that i needed to i have 3 other HDDS in the rig.. but anyway just some passive thoughts on whether it was a good idea or not?

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a b G Storage
November 6, 2013 8:32:48 AM

SSD's are not meant to be partitioned, you can do it, but doing so may severely impact the SSD's performance. It will degrade faster than normal.

I recommend not doing it.
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November 6, 2013 9:45:25 AM

Chainzsaw said:
SSD's are not meant to be partitioned, you can do it, but doing so may severely impact the SSD's performance. It will degrade faster than normal.

I recommend not doing it.


Ok going to remove one of them at some stage then lol

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a c 812 G Storage
November 6, 2013 3:48:12 PM

Chainzsaw said:
SSD's are not meant to be partitioned, you can do it, but doing so may severely impact the SSD's performance. It will degrade faster than normal.

I recommend not doing it.


Sorry but I unselected this as the best answer because its completely wrong.

Partitioning has no harmful effects on an SSD at all and it does not partition like a traditional hard drive either. Wear-leveling will put files where it wants to to make use of the whole drive - so partitions are logical only. And from a logical point of view - its an easy way to separate OS's for a dual boot system or data files & programs...

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November 7, 2013 1:02:17 AM

popatim said:
Chainzsaw said:
SSD's are not meant to be partitioned, you can do it, but doing so may severely impact the SSD's performance. It will degrade faster than normal.

I recommend not doing it.


Sorry but I unselected this as the best answer because its completely wrong.

Partitioning has no harmful effects on an SSD at all and it does not partition like a traditional hard drive either. Wear-leveling will put files where it wants to to make use of the whole drive - so partitions are logical only. And from a logical point of view - its an easy way to separate OS's for a dual boot system or data files & programs...



right ok .. so there is no risk at all fantastic :D 
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a b G Storage
November 7, 2013 6:51:58 AM

Do what you want.
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November 7, 2013 7:09:48 AM

I have a page file setup on both partitions .. specifically for each OS .. well they auto set themselves up
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