Windows 10: Does "Seans" SSD guide still work for Win10?
Does "Seans" SSD guide still work for Win10?
So when i had windows 7 i followed "Sean's Windows 7 Install & Optimization Guide for SSDs & HDDs" and then i upgraded to 10... are these setting still working for windows 10 or are they pointless now? in the next month or two I'm going to do a clean reinstall of 10 and wanted to know if someone came out with a better guide or is it pointless now.
After SP1 in W7 more of a change is in SSDs themselves than in Windows. I stopped reading those SSD optimization guides couple of years ago, since SSDs got good enough to last very long time. Except for space saving tweaks and making sure SSD runs in AHCI mode (including proper controller drivers), there's absolutely no need for anything else. W10 is perfectly suited to maintaining SSDs all by itself.
Now a days you should not need to do anything to an SSD, just install and chill. If you use Samsung Magician though it does allow you to set an OP partition which I would recommend.
Back in the Win 7 era there were times when you could connect a SSD drive and Windows would only see it as a normal hard disk (Windows detects SSD by reading the rotational speed of the disk, which for SSD is of course 'zero') and then you had to change several settings manually to be more compatible with SSD. These days Windows should detect an SSD drive straight away and make all the correct settings accordingly. The only time that you might need to make any manual changes now are if your SSD drive is of a small capacity and you need to change things around to accommodate it.
So when i upgraded they all the setting i did went back to normal?
Sorry to butt in but it's related and is it still necessary in Win 10 to use utilities such as Intel Toolbox as per Intel recommendation or is it better to ignore Intel and let Windows take care of it
An important element of SSD operation is the 'trim' function, which takes care of data deletions on the drive so that subsequent data writes are smoother. The Intel toolbox may be useful for pre-Win 7 OSs where trim was not available, or it may help current trim operations. There may be other functions that the toolbox provides, such as firmware updates and diagnostic tests. Check the Intel site for details, but I doubt there are any vital functions you would be missing by not installing it, though as it's there it may well be worth installing.
Thanks Kanata. Intel recommends to run it once a week and enable or disable some services which can be done manually and every few months it releases a new version to update the firmware so overall I think win 10 can take care of the trim as good as Intel and no real need for it anymore apart from the firmware updates
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