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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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).
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.
SSD’s have great data transfer rates but at times it can happen that your WEI score is dropping – why is that?
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.
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.
While it is highly controversial, you still might want to disable Windows Superfetch to optimize Windows 7 for your SSD. Here’s how.
To optimize Windows 7 for SSD, here is a very cool tool: SSD Tweaker
I wanted to show you the OCZ Vertex 2 in pictures and give you some additional recommendations before you buy a SSD.
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.