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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SSD: pagefile or not – should I remove pagefile.sys / disable it? Many SSD users asked us whether or not they should remove the pagefile.sys on their C: SSD drive? Here are some thoughts


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Posted: June 12 2013 - Written by: Oliver Krautscheid

Ssd Optimization Buying Guide 150x150 Jpg Are you considering buying a SSD (Solid State Drive) for your new Windows 8 PC? If so, here are some SSD optimization and buying tips + tweaks. This post is a prequel to a bunch of SSD-related articles and tutorials.

Posted: May 19 2013 - Written by: Oliver Krautscheid

Ssd Gpt Or Mbr 100x100 Jpg When formatting a SSD and initializing it you can pick a partition table either GPT or MBR – which one is better for SSD’s? More below


Posted: May 18 2013 - Written by: Oliver Krautscheid

The Following Drives Will Be Overwritten Ll Jpg If you have the funds to buy a spare SSD, you can easily clone your SSD or any other hard drive using Macrium Reflect, provided that your disk has the same or more free disk space

Posted: February 13 2013 - Written by: Oliver Krautscheid

Ssd Boot Configuration Thumb Jpg SSD’s can suddenly die, but in some cases they’re simply not recognized by Windows 7 or the BIOS. In that case, there are some things you can try


Posted: February 13 2013 - Written by: Oliver Krautscheid

Change When The Computer Sleeps Thumb Jpg A lot of people use SSD’s (solid state drives) nowadays, here’s a critical tip that will help you to avoid data loss in the future

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.



15 Most Liked Articles Of This Category (Community Driven)

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Disable Disk Defragmentation in Windows 7 (SSD Optimization) 6 Orange February 2, 2011 SSD Optimization Oliver Krautscheid
4 Tips How To Fix “SSD Not Recognized By BIOS” or Windows 7/8 After Crash 2 Orange February 13, 2013 SSD Optimization Oliver Krautscheid
Backups: How to quickly clone a hard drive (SSD) using Macrium Reflect 2 Orange May 18, 2013 SSD Optimization Oliver Krautscheid
SSD Optimization Guide For Windows 7 or 8 + Small Buying Guide 2 Orange June 12, 2013 SSD Optimization Oliver Krautscheid
How to Disable Swap / Paging File in Windows 7 (SSD Optimization) 1 Orange February 2, 2011 SSD Optimization Oliver Krautscheid
How to turn off system restore in Windows 7? (Optimize SSD) 1 Orange February 6, 2011 SSD Optimization Oliver Krautscheid
OCZ Vertex 2 Unboxing + Installation Pictures 1 Orange February 8, 2011 SSD Optimization Oliver Krautscheid
SSD: GPT or MBR? 1 Orange May 19, 2013 SSD Optimization Oliver Krautscheid
Symlink: How to use Thunderbird on multiple hard drives (SSD + HDD) 1 Orange February 13, 2013 SSD Optimization Oliver Krautscheid
SSD: pagefile or not – should I remove pagefile.sys / disable it? 1 Orange June 22, 2013 SSD Optimization Oliver Krautscheid