Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetOther - Computers · 5 years ago

Sandisk Extreme Pro SSD formatting?

I just bought the Sandisk Extreme Pro SSD, but I saw someone in the reviews on Amazon say that you need to format it before installing the OS on it.

I was wondering if this is really necessary and how it would even be possible to do this before having it installed?

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  • Glyn B
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    5 years ago
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    This is probably a reference to "4K sectors", which you needn't worry about if using Windows 7 or later (or any modern Linux OS). What I would recommend you do is run the manufacturers flash-updater for the SSD firmware.

    • No, you want to make sure partitions are alligned to erase blocks otherwise write amplification can get really bad.

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