First SSD, how to care for it to optimize longevity or performance?


  1. Posts : 73
    Win10 Enterprise x64 & Win 7 Home x64
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    First SSD, how to care for it to optimize longevity or performance?


    finally after many years, I caved and bought a SSD. i've always worried about the lifespan of it considering cost/GB vs HDD.

    What should I do to optimize my SSD? different sites have different tips/options to change.
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  3. Posts : 73
    Win10 Enterprise x64 & Win 7 Home x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    i understand the difference between HDD and SSD the the SMART stats.

    i'm more referring to these:


    SSD Optimization Tips for Windows 10 You May Want to Know

    How to Optimize SSD for Faster Performance (Windows Tweaks)
    Don’t Waste Time Optimizing Your SSD, Windows Knows What Its Doing
    Optimizing your SATA SSD

    some sites have contradicting tips and others are indifferent.
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  4. Posts : 2,068
    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    Nothing. Just use it. Enjoy it. It will almost uncertainly be too small for your needs once you wear it out.
    Last edited by pparks1; 10 Mar 2021 at 10:42.
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  5. Posts : 920
    Windows 10 Pro
       #5

    Pparks advice is spot on, just use it like any other disk.
    The only other thing I would say is, if the disk comes with manufacturers utilities check their advice, for example I have an Intel SSD and the utility recommends running TRIM once a week and emptying the cache occasionally to restore performance. Once a week is a bit excessive for my use case so I TRIM after a lot of deleting/ uninstalling/ installing which happens rarely.
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  6. Posts : 22,667
    Win 10 Home ♦♦♦19045.4046 (x64) [22H2]
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    @imeem
    @pparks1 is correct. There isn't much you need to do.

    Once every month or two, run "Optimize"
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  7. Posts : 5,899
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 22H2
       #7

    imeem said:
    What should I do to optimize my SSD? different sites have different tips/options to change.
    All you need to do is enjoy and let Windows handle the drive. That's it. I don't even run monthly optimization checks. I just simply let Windows do its thing and not worry.

    Peace
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  8. Posts : 7,828
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit
       #8

    Do nothing and let Windows manage it. I have an Intel 520 SSD in my desktop PC from 2012 used every day and the Intel utility shows no wear.
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  9. Posts : 5,430
    Windows 11 Home
       #9

    Check your SSD manufacturer's tool for maintenance.
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