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Windows 7: Looking after an SSD drive

21 Mar 2014   #1

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
Looking after an SSD drive

Hi,As some of you know over the past 10 days I had help from here with changing my old sata drive to a SSD drive.
Now what I wish to know how to look after this SSD I know that it must not be defraged,What about other functions ie:disc cleanup scannow etc.Should they not to be used on it??.After a good job done with help from WHS I don't want to make a mess of things.

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21 Mar 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

I use Disc Clean up on my SSD. Not everyday of course but perhaps once a week.
Generally treat your SSD the same as a HDD & you should not have any problems. I see you are aware of not using Defrag, which is a no non with SSD's.
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21 Mar 2014   #3

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C

Thanks,Just a question regarding the defrag,Which would be the best way to turn it off?
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21 Mar 2014   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)

Two steps:

(1) disable the defrag service:

(2) disable the scheduled weekly defrag (I suppose you could also delete it, but disabling is acceptable):

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21 Mar 2014   #5

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C

Thanks Followed your screen shots and all done.

Thank You.David.
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21 Mar 2014   #6

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Keep it as clean as possible, and keep it as empty as possible
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21 Mar 2014   #7

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64

When I transferred a W7 OS from a HD to an SSD, it automatically turned off defrag for the SSD.
All my HD partitions still get defrag'd with the default W7 scheduled defrag ...
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21 Mar 2014   #8

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit


Did you confirm that your SSD alignment is correct?

Have you done at least one benchmark test with a recognized benchmark program? This will confirm it's running at proper speed and is properly aligned.

Here's a good one:

Download AS SSD Benchmark - MajorGeeks

The attached screen shot is a sample of what it shows you. Note that the "1024 K - OK" indicates proper alignment.

Does your particular SSD manufacturer offer any "toolbox"or programs designed to check that it is in good order? You should find info on that with the documentation you received with the drive or at the manufacturer's web site.

Try to keep it under say 80 or 85 percent of capacity.

Other than that it's pretty much like any regular hard drive--periodic anti-virus scans, anti-malware scans, disk cleanup.

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21 Mar 2014   #9

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C

Well thanks for the info.
Benchmark Here....

Does that look okay??
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21 Mar 2014   #10

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit

You could use SSD life to monitor the life of your SSD.
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