On Mon, August 15, 2011 12:25, Ray Van Dolson wrote:
> Perhaps this is it. Pulled the recommendation from Intel's Solid-State
> Drive 320 Series in Server Storage Applications whitepaper.
> Section 4.1:
> On the Intel SSD 320 Series, the spare capacity reserved at the
> factory is 7% to 11% (depending on the SKU) of the full NAND
> capacity. For better random write performance and endurance, the
> spare capacity can be increased by reducing the usable capacity of
> the drive; this process is called over-provisioning.
So this is hard-coded at the factory, and one must 'decode' the SKU to
determine how much is set aside? Are the different SKU's values documented
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