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Windows 7: SSD Maintenance Guide?


11 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7, Super OS 9.10
 
 
SSD Maintenance Guide?

Good Evening (or Night, Morning, or Afternoon as appropriate for international users :P),

I was wondering if there was any sort of guide here for maintaining and prolonging the life of SSD drives. Being an owner of a Dell Mini 9, that's pretty important to me since it uses SSD as the main storage device.

I know not to defragment it, but past that, I am unsure of what seemingly normal activities might actually be sapping the life out of it. For example, I don't know if system scans might drain it somehow (antivirus, antimalware, etc.), or if I should try to have a pagefile on another drive, if that's even possible with an external drive (for example, I'm currently using a SDHC card for ReadyBoost; could I move the pagefile there, etc.)

Any suggestions would be well appreciated!

--Red

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11 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

....Thatís right. Hyperfast is this new technology that we have available in Diskeeper 2009. It is dedicated to addressing these optimization problems with solid state drives....
More here
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11 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

If your SSD has TRIM support great, if not, performance will eventually degrade as the cells in the SSD are not being properly cleared. So you may run wiper.exe to fix the issue. I would check with Dell what SSD this is.
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11 Feb 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If it is an Intel, this may be useful. Some more interesting facts here. And here is a Tweak Utility.
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22 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7, Super OS 9.10
 
 

The SSD is an STEC PATA 16GB SSD. From what I can tell, it's Flash-based. How can I tell if it has TRIM support?
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22 Feb 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Open an elevated Command Prompt (run as admin) and paste this command into the Command Prompt window:

fsutil behavior query DisableDeleteNotify

If Command Prompt returns a 0 (zero), your drive supports TRIM and it is enabled.
If it returns 1 (one), the file system has disabled TRIM for your drive. This means your drive's controller does not support TRIM.
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06 May 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Thanks

WHS, I registered just to thank you for your posts ITT. Gracias
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06 May 2011   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jak09823hdfs View Post
WHS, I registered just to thank you for your posts ITT. Gracias
That is very kind of you. Thank you.
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28 Nov 2011   #9

WIN7
 
 

I also joined to say thanks WHS, that helped me as well.
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28 Nov 2011   #10
whs
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sabot7734 View Post
I also joined to say thanks WHS, that helped me as well.
I am glad I could be of help. If you need more info, let us know.
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