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22 Aug 2014   #1
thefollower

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 
SSD windows 7

Hello

I have windows 7 installed on my SSD, but some one told me i have to tweak the OS for SSD use so it doesn't lower the lifespan of my SSD?

Is this true? If so, what do i have to tweak ?


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22 Aug 2014   #2
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I have never heard of this. However im not 100% Sure. One of the other members will know.
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22 Aug 2014   #3
thefollower

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Some one told me vaguely about, partition alignment, and swapspace hack.

But im hopeing some one knows more details about this stuff
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22 Aug 2014   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Not true.

Only possible exception would be that you have an antique SSD or if you have some very very unusual case where your SSD is hammered with writes far beyond what an ordinary home user would ever experience.

Older SSDs were much more prone to the wear and tear issue and it became a big deal in the early days of SSDs. Not so with anything from recent models.

Any tweaking you insist on doing might extend the life from 20 years to 50. Would that matter to you?

Your SSD can drop dead in 3 minutes regardless.

Just make sure it's aligned properly and is not defragmented.

You can do a couple of things like eliminate hibernation or fiddle with the page file if you are concerned about a lack of space on the SSD. Otherwise, I wouldn't do anything.
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22 Aug 2014   #5
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Not true.

Only possible exception would be that you have an antique SSD or if you have some very very unusual case where your SSD is hammered with writes far beyond what an ordinary home user would ever experience.

Older SSDs were much more prone to the wear and tear issue and it became a big deal in the early days of SSDs. Not so with anything from recent models.

Any tweaking you insist on doing might extend the life from 20 years to 50. Would that matter to you?

Your SSD can drop dead in 3 minutes regardless.

Just make sure it's aligned properly and is not defragmented.

You can do a couple of things like eliminate hibernation or fiddle with the page file if you are concerned about a lack of space on the SSD. Otherwise, I wouldn't do anything.

Yay i was on the right track
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22 Aug 2014   #6
thefollower

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

So how come people say Windows 8 comes with SSD management, meaning it has something windows 7 does not have?
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22 Aug 2014   #7
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

When windows 7 was developed SSD's Were not common within the public sector. However windows 8 has came out when SSD's are much more common.
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22 Aug 2014   #8
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I think 8 avoids the use of the word "defragment" and instead has something called "drive optimization"--but nothing significant has changed. Neither 7 or 8 will attempt to defrag an SSD.

I have heard nothing at all about 8 handling SSDs differently than 7. But I don't use Windows 8.
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22 Aug 2014   #9
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

What brand of SSD are you using?.
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22 Aug 2014   #10
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

If windows was installed onto the SSD it should not need anything done, if windows was installed onto a spinner then cloned to SSD then its good practice to double check alignment and that defrag was auto disabled when it sensed SSD

Have a look at this
SSD Alignment
SSD - Fix Misalignment
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