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#1 +Medfordite

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 04:12

I just installed a Samsung 840 EVO in my laptop tonight and did a fresh Win 8.1pro install.  I followed the magician recommendations for the drive using the performance tab which turns off prefetch and adjusts some tthings. 

 

Is this generally good enough for the drive in terms of maintainance in the long run or will Windows generally take over?

 

 



Best Answer +LogicalApex , 14 February 2014 - 05:23

As long as TRIM is activated you are OK from a maintainance perspective. Just keep about 20‰ free space to give it some room to wear level. Go to the full post



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Posted 14 February 2014 - 05:23   Best Answer

As long as TRIM is activated you are OK from a maintainance perspective. Just keep about 20‰ free space to give it some room to wear level.

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 16:35

Samsung's Magician software is awesome. It optimized my drive automatically by changing Windows settings to work best with an SSD. I would always use their software for maintenance.



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Posted 15 February 2014 - 09:29

Samsung's Magician software is awesome. It optimized my drive automatically by changing Windows settings to work best with an SSD. I would always use their software for maintenance.

I am finding it to be quite awesome.   I have installed several SSD's at my work on laptops, and have seen the speed difference which is what made me want to jump into this world on my personal system and take the sacrafice of disk space.   At work, our laptops are encrypted and with a standard HDD, it can take up to 9 hours to do.  With the SSD's no more than 1 hour, often 45 minutes.  It's those types of things which made it more fun to use one. ;)