• ‘Overprovisioning’ your SSD


    By Fred Langa

    You may be able to extend the life and increase the speed of your solid-state drive through overprovisioning — reassigning some of the drive’s file-storage capacity for use by the drive’s firmware.

    As usual with tech “hacks,” there are significant gotchas to overprovisioning: its benefits might be minimal on a consumer PC, and you may have to move or resize some disk partitions to set it up.

    Here’s what’s involved and how to do it — plus some excellent free tools for managing the technology.

    Read the full story in AskWoody Plus Newsletter 17.16.0 (2020-04-27).