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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