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Partitioning SSD for Dual Boot Win 7/8.1

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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  1. 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.
  2. 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

    Thanks
  3. Best answer
    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...
  4. 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
  5. Do what you want.
  6. I have a page file setup on both partitions .. specifically for each OS .. well they auto set themselves up
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