Man - I hate that when google brings up hits on their first page that are essentially "ancient" in this day and age.I will give the article some slack, it's seven years old. Technology moves on.
However, there was a bit of a discussion about free space required on drives and Randy seemed to have quite a different opinion - it was basically keep 20% or better free on either SSD or spinner.As a result of all that, SSDs actually don't need as much free space as do spinners. Generally you need to leave 10% free on a spinner, but an SSD will function quite nicely all the way to about 3%, although I would leave a bit more on a boot drive if your RAM is heavily used so that swapping always has room on the drive. Also, when the drive is idle, the controller does the cleanup of any partially used memory blocks or pages so that when the next write comes along, space is optimized and ready.
I only have one 2017 Mac with an SSD so have basically no first-hand experience how SSDs behave when free space is reduced.....some SSDs after a period of use and the speed got down to 1.5G from 6G at first.
@krs, I didn't address that because the poster did not cite any reference for what had been "heard" somewhere. I've never heard about SSDs slowing down dramatically. They work, work well, until they fail, usually catastrophically. Backups are more important for SSDs because they give no warning of pending failure.Also begs the question why SSDs slow down so dramatically and what causes that.
See post #3
As your late 2009 Mini has a speed of 3Gb/ps that is as fast as it will go so no poin t spending more on a 6Gb/ps drive.
However, there was a bit of a discussion about free space required on drives and Randy seemed to have quite a different opinion - it was basically keep 20% or better free on either SSD or spinner.
Thank you all for your replies, I finally got an HP pro 1500 from a friend of mine.
I hope it will work good.
Hahaha my bad, actually this is an SSD and I wanted to say Intel not an HP.I'm glad you seem to be happy with the printer you got, but I don't know what it has to do with the thread topic: Best SSD for Macbook Pro Mid 2010
Not exactly related!!!
well at least we have got somewhere now give it a go see how it works out for you I have a Mac mini from 2009 with a Samsung 250gb ssd in there its a SATA 6Gbps drive but its happy running at SATA 3GbpsHahaha my bad, actually this is an SSD and I wanted to say Intel not an HP.
Intel® SSD Pro 1500 Series (180GB, 2.5in SATA 6Gb/s).