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Tips and Benefits of Optimizing Your Solid State Drive (SSD)

Your SSD or Solid State Drive is the neurological system of your PC that is responsible for storage space and managing other things. For this reason it is essential to maintain it well and utilize tips that will help you in keeping it running good.

Given here are some optimization tips that will help you in keeping your solid state drive in mint condition:

Partition

The best that you can do with your SSD is to create partition that can be multiple, this is beneficial for the following reasons:

• It keeps your OS files and your other data segregated. This does offer you a clean system and less risk to all the files at general. For example, if your other data is corrupted then your OS files might still be intact as they are a part of another segregation.

• If your system is corrupted then one partition might still be intact. Thus your multi-boot system would save your day.

• You can choose to store your important data elsewhere or in another partition for better organization purpose.

Following are the tips that you need to apply for optimizing your SSD:

Managing trash and cache

If you think that you have successfully deleted all the files then think again, they are probably still in the Recycle Bin. However, if you do not check it or maintain it then it will overflow and cause trouble. For this purpose you need to keep emptying it at regular intervals that will allow it to provide more space. The shortcut method of deleting files is Windows Explorer-> Shift + Delete-> Enter that will not only save you from emptying trash or recycle bin but also delete a file permanently.

Browser cache are programs that are stored in the history of the browser. After you have surfed numerous websites the browsing history is saved in the particular folder. You need to empty this space too that will give more system space and improve system performance on terms of surfing speed. If you do not empty it or remove these files then it will guzzle up your GB space and create memory issues. You can either choose to manually remove them or use CCleaner utility for this purpose.

Disabling Utilities

The System Restore utility is something that slows down the SSD performance. You need to disable it or turn it off. However, if you do it then you might not be able to recover your system after things like install error or bad driver.

To disable this utility of System Restore go to Control Panel -> System -> System Protection -> Configure -> Turn off System Restore.

Next you need to disable the Drive Indexing that again causes unnecessary write operations. This adversely affects your system. Go to Explorer -> SSD -> Properties, against the option of Allow Files on this drive… Uncheck it, an alert warning will appear telling you there is an error, just ignore and continue.

There are cache programs called Prefetch & SuperFetch that are responsible for adding volumes to your system operations. This again needs to be taken care of by applying the following steps:

Run regedit and select the following: “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSessionManagerMemory ManagementPrefetchParameters.” Right-click on “EnablePrefetcher” and “EnableSuperFetch,” select to modify and change the values to 0 and then restart your system.

Disabling the mode of hibernation

Hibernation enables in saving power and restoring your session quickly. This is done by saving stuff to RAM. This does not affect the SSD but it sure does a lot to boot cycle.

Here is what you can do:

Go to Start-> Search box and enter ‘cmd,’ right-click cmd.exe file and choose to Run it as an Admin-> now enter powercfg-h and click ‘Enter.’

These tips are certainly beneficial in optimizing your SSD and will go a long way into maintaining your system.

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