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Unexpected error when over provisioning in Storage Executive

If you receive an error message when attempting to enable Over-Provisioning with the Storage Executive® software, there are a couple of things to check to make sure your drive is ready for this feature to be enabled. 

To turn on Over-Provisioning, you will need to have a separate partition with a drive letter listed at the end of the SSD (in Disk Management, the Over-Provisioning partition must be the partition furthest to the right of the drive). 

If you do not have an Over-Provisioning partition configured, you will need to shrink your primary partition down slightly and then create a New Simple Volume at the end of the drive.  Disk Management may not be able to achieve this if you are actively booted to the same drive that you are attempting to change, at which point you may need to use a third-party partition management program.  These tools will typically allow you to make changes to the partitions even when Windows is not able to.  A quick search online for terms like "free partition assistant program" will find you many different resources to accomplish this.  

Once you have the Over-Provisioning partition set up, you will be able to configure Over-Provisioning in the Storage Executive software. 

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