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So I set up my SSD and it is screaming fast. My PC boots like 4x faster.

Anyway, what should I do to maximize performance and the life of my SSD? I keep hearing this thing about TRIM, and things like that. So what should I activate/do?

I have a 64GB Crucial M4 with Firmware 0002.
post #2 of 7
TRIM should happen automaticly.


Here is a couple of tips:

1.
Deactivate automatic Defragmentation of the SSD. (Defragmenting an SSD can reduce the lifespan of the SSD.)
Start Menu -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Disk Defragmenter.

2.
Deactivate Hibernation. (To get rid of a few GBs of used space.)
Click on start and open Command prompt. -> type powercfg -h off -> press Enter.

3.
Deactivate or move system-restore points to the mechanical storage drive.
Start Menu -> Right-Click Computer -> Properties -> Advanced System Settings -> System Protection Tab -> Configure -> Turn off system protection -> Delete -> OK


4.
Disable or move Pagefile.
Start Menu -> Right-Click Computer -> Properties -> Advanced System Settings -> Settings (Performance) -> Advanced Tab -> Change -> Uncheck Automatically manage -> No paging file -> Set -> OK -> Restart your computer

You should make a new pagefile on the mechanical drive. Size should be 1-2GB.
Edited by Bloodcore - 8/20/11 at 6:15pm
 
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hey it's me again. do not bench it too much. once, twice and no more.

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Running benchmarks doesn't really affect the drive unless you do a large amount of them.
One bench after applying all the changes won't damage it at all.

Nor will it if you run it again to confirm the scores.
Now, if you run a benchmark for a few days.. Then thats another matter.
 
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I am making a build next week and I've had this SSD Optimization Guide bookmarked for a while.

http://thessdreview.com/ssd-guides/o...ation-guide-2/
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Do not touch the Tip #9 and #11.

I've read multiple places where it might cause BSOD and doesn't result in better performance either.
 
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Dont disable the pagefile, just make a smaller one, like 2GB min/max.
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