Windows 10: Question about partition on my main drive Solved

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  1.    17 Jul 2016 #11

    Hi,

    Why would it be an MR issue ? It's rather MS' disk management that has limitatons.

    Intel's SSDs use 7% of the total capacity of the drive for overprovisioning. For a 240 Gb drive that amounts to 16.8 Gb.
    All of which would be invisible to the user.

    So, my guess is that that partition Macrium shows is just unallocated space.

    Cheers,
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  2.    17 Jul 2016 #12

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Hi,
    Mb not Gb.
    As I understand it we are talking about the unallocated space right behind the Recovery partition.
    Cheers,
    I'm blaming it on the fact that I am the big Five-OH today.
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  3.    17 Jul 2016 #13

    Hi,

    LOL. Happy birthday to you then NavyLCDR.
    I joined that club 9 years ago already. Still kind of functional though.
    Will open a special Belgian brew for you tonight.....

    Cheers,
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    17 Jul 2016 #14

    Intel® SSD 730 Series (240GB, 2.5in SATA 6Gb/s, 20nm, MLC)
    Intel® Solid-State Drive 730 Series Specification
    http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/...ries-spec.html

    “Intel's SSDs use 7% of the total capacity of the drive for overprovisioning.
    For a 240 Gb drive that amounts to 16.8 Gb.
    All of which would be invisible to the user.”
    Thank you very much for that information. I wasn’t aware that overprovisioning is a standard on Intel SSD’s.
    The Intel® Solid-State Drive 730 Series Specification specifications do not include that information that I can tell.
    I do not have a problem with overprovisioning being a standard part of an SSD operation
    The next time I purchase an SSD I’m going to ask about it as I’d like to know whether or not overprovisioning is a standard in today’s world.

    ”So, my guess is that that partition Macrium shows is just unallocated space.”
    --- On the 450MB blank partition it isn’t known why it’s unallocated.
    --- Fortunately it isn’t a big deal but I know I would inquire about it if it were my SSD

    On the computer’s disk management, it was already questioned in prior posts and I thought I was following along with it.

    I have seen an unallocated partition reported by MR and it was labeled as unallocated instead of just being a blank partition.
    --- In that case Win10 was cloned from the original 160GB HDD to a 250GB SSD and the unallocated partition was a natural result with an intervening partition and was reported as such.
    --- I told my friend it can be merged with a 3rd party paid program
    --- I’ve read that he could delete the intervening partition but I'd have to investigate that further before I would that.
    --- Since the computer runs good, he’s leaving it alone
    But for this part it could become a thread of it’s own if the user wants to address it.
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  5.    17 Jul 2016 #15

    The 449.6 mb shows up as unallocated as mentioned, in disk management. Thanks very much for all the help folks!
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  6.    18 Jul 2016 #16

    Thanks p5200 for letting us know
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