SSD Optimization

In this category we are trying to show you how to optimize SSD’s. We are decreasing disk writes, increasing disk space and boost your SSD longevity and performance.

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Posted: February 13 2013 - Written by: Oliver Krautscheid

How To Use Filezilla On Ssd Hdd 150x83 Jpg I don’t want to put everything on my SSD, so I decided to simply install Filezilla on my SSD but link to the profiles on my old HDD instead of creating a new profile. That’s handy because they will always stay “synchronized” (the same).

Posted: February 13 2013 - Written by: Oliver Krautscheid

Thunderbird Profiles Multiple Ssd Hdd 150x114 Jpg If you plan to use a SSD or you already use one, you should not put everything on your SSD. I recommend to keep you normal HDD as a 2nd operating system. Luckily, you can create a symlink to use your Thunderbird profiles on multiple hard drives, e.g. your SSD and HDD.


Posted: November 6 2012 - Written by: Oliver Krautscheid

Disk Data Transfer Rate Thumb Jpg SSD’s have great data transfer rates but at times it can happen that your WEI score is dropping – why is that?

Posted: March 29 2012 - Written by: Oliver Krautscheid

Ssd Health Status Power On Hours2 Thumb 150x150 Jpg SSD’s are known to have a shorter lifespan than regular hard drives and the wrong Windows settings can lower it even more, here’s how you would check the health of your Windows SSD.


Posted: December 21 2011 - Written by: Oliver Krautscheid

Is Trim Enabled On Your Windows 7 Pc 150x34 Jpg If you have a SSD or you are getting one for Christmas, you should make sure to check your SSD settings. Most importantly, check if TRIM is enabled.

Posted: July 1 2011 - Written by: Oliver Krautscheid

Optimize For Ssd Disable Superfetch 150x72 Jpg While it is highly controversial, you still might want to disable Windows Superfetch to optimize Windows 7 for your SSD. Here’s how.


Posted: June 30 2011 - Written by: Oliver Krautscheid

Preview How To Optimize Windows 7 For Ssd 150x150 Jpg To optimize Windows 7 for SSD, here is a very cool tool: SSD Tweaker

Posted: February 8 2011 - Written by: Oliver Krautscheid

Ssd Unboxing Installation 100x100 Jpg I wanted to show you the OCZ Vertex 2 in pictures and give you some additional recommendations before you buy a SSD.


Posted: February 6 2011 - Written by: Oliver Krautscheid

Turn Off System Protection 100x73 Jpg The system restore causes a lot of disk activity and is actually rarely needed. You should in all cases at least disable it on your SSD. If you don’t know how to disable the system restore, here’s a short guide.

Posted: February 2 2011 - Written by: Oliver Krautscheid

Disable Ssd Paging File 100x51 Jpg Disabling the swap file in Windows 7 or changing its size is really simple and most of you will already know how to do it, but to complete the SSD optimization guide here are the step-by-step instructions. We do not recommend disabling the swap file on a normal HDD, this is for SSD’s only.


Posted: February 2 2011 - Written by: Oliver Krautscheid

Disable Disk Write Caching 100x61 Jpg In order to increase your SSD longevity and optimize the SSD performance it is recommended to disable the disk write caching. Disk write caching is not required on SSD’s (there is no cache on it).

Posted: February 2 2011 - Written by: Oliver Krautscheid

Use Memory Cache Instead Of Disk Cache 100x72 Jpg To increase the longevity of your SSD you want to reduce your disk writes. One way to achieve that is to use a memory cache instead of a disk cache (it will then store the cache in your RAM rather than on a disk, which is also a lot faster).


Posted: February 2 2011 - Written by: Oliver Krautscheid

How To Disable Ssd Disk Defragmentation 100x74 Jpg SSD’s require no disk defragmentation. In fact, if you continuously defragment a SSD drive you can decrease its lifespan. Here’s how you disable disk defragmentation in Windows 7.


Title Cheers! Thumbnail Date Author
Disable Disk Defragmentation in Windows 7 (SSD Optimization) 8 Orange February 2, 2011 Oliver Krautscheid
SSD Optimization Guide For Windows 7 or 8 + Small Buying Guide 3 Orange June 12, 2013 Oliver Krautscheid
4 Tips How To Fix “SSD Not Recognized By BIOS” or Windows 7/8 After Crash 2 Orange February 13, 2013 Oliver Krautscheid
Backups: How to quickly clone a hard drive (SSD) using Macrium Reflect 2 Orange May 18, 2013 Oliver Krautscheid
OCZ Vertex 2 Unboxing + Installation Pictures 2 Orange February 8, 2011 Oliver Krautscheid
Firefox SSD Tweaks: Use Memory Cache Instead of Disk Cache 1 Orange February 2, 2011 Oliver Krautscheid
Windows 7 WEI: SSD disk data transfer rate too low? 1 Orange November 6, 2012 Oliver Krautscheid
Tip To Avoid Data Loss on SSD’s: Create Symlinks And Turn Off Sleep Mode and Hibernation! 1 Orange February 13, 2013 Oliver Krautscheid
How to Disable Swap / Paging File in Windows 7 (SSD Optimization) 1 Orange February 2, 2011 Oliver Krautscheid
How to turn off system restore in Windows 7? (Optimize SSD) 1 Orange February 6, 2011 Oliver Krautscheid