Is it OK to fill up the SSD?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ZaYoOoD, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. ZaYoOoD macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2010
    #1
    Hey..
    So, I'm willing to buy an SSD for my Mac Mini 2012..
    I only need ~110 GB, so is it OK to buy a 128 GB SSD, it will be about 90% full..
    Does it get slower/lose performance?

    I am thinking of getting Samsung 830.. Shall I get the 128gb, or pay extra and get the 256gb?

    thnx
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    #2
    Whether a SSD or HDD, it's always a good idea not to fill it up completely. Leaving 10% free is good; more is better. I would get the largest capacity you can afford, as your storage needs are likely to grow in the future.
     
  3. briansolomon macrumors 6502

    briansolomon

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2005
    Location:
    Murfreesboro, TN
    #3
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2005
    Location:
    California
    #4
    Are you saying you have 110GB of data? The OS and iLife apps together take about 20GB on a new machine, so aren't going to make it.
     
  5. ZaYoOoD thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2010
    #5
    That's the thing, I got 3x2 TB external drives, so all my stuff are on there..
    I only need the SSD for OS & apps, now it is only 40gb, what I meant is in the most cases it may reach 100gb, though it's not likely..

    thnx for the help :)
     

Share This Page