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Hi guys, im getting an SSD for the OS soon and was wondering about how to look after it. There are a few things that you do on a HDD that can damage/shorten the life of the SSD. Degragmenting isnt required is it? As there are no moving parts.

Do i need to do anything or just leave it? Im very new to SSDs lol

Many thanks!
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post #2 of 6
1) Make sure that SATA controller in AHCI
2) Don't defrag

Other than that you can just treat it like a normal drive.
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Don't install programs that aren't essential or you don't see yourself using a lot, since that puts write activity on the SSD and can put pressure on it.

Set the download destination of files to your secondary hard drive, not to the SSD.

If you're going to delete stuff on the SSD, make sure it's deleted permanently and don't go into the recycle bin.

Disable System Restore and Hibernation as well.
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Originally Posted by Darco19 View Post
Set the download destination of files to your secondary hard drive, not to the SSD.
I agree. Also set your documents, music, videos folders to be hosted in the HDD and not in the SSD. Here is how.

Enjoy your new SSD!
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Thanks guys, however:

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Originally Posted by Darco19 View Post
Don't install programs that aren't essential or you don't see yourself using a lot, since that puts write activity on the SSD and can put pressure on it.

Set the download destination of files to your secondary hard drive, not to the SSD.

If you're going to delete stuff on the SSD, make sure it's deleted permanently and don't go into the recycle bin.

Disable System Restore and Hibernation as well.
Why disable system restore and hibernation? I dont use hibernate as its a desktop but do you mean sleep? I need to have system restore though. Do you mean just create restore points manually when needed and not have them do it automatically as it takes more space?
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System Restore and Hibernation eat up a lot of your disk space.
The Hibernation file will be equal in size to the amount of RAM you have.
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