View Full Version : Is it safe to Over Provision Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD that already contains data?

17-05-2014, 04:11 PM
Hi all,
I've done a lot of reading about implementing over provisioning on SSDs but most of it is now quite old.
My SSD has 21GB of data on it (OS and programs) and 91GB remain available.

My question is: is it safe to set (activate) over provisioning on the SSD in hindsight, after the data above is aleady installed?

I don't know where my data is located, or if it is scattered over the whole SSD.

I don't want to risk losing data in the OP process.

I do keep regular drive backups.

Thanks and appreciation for your help.