TechSpot Tip: Maximize SSD Performance with the SSD Tweak Utility

If you're an early adopter of solid-state drive technology, odds are you're interested in squeezing every last drop of performance out of your system otherwise you probably wouldn't have spent $300 on 80GB of storage (or considerably more than that a few months ago).

There's a wealth of information to be had about SSD tweaking and with a bit of research you'll find various adjustments for Windows that can help you make the most of your drive. The thing is, to fine tune Windows, you'll waste a lot of time navigating menus and that's where SSD Tweak Utility steps in.

Read: Maximize SSD Performance with the SSD Tweak Utility
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Source: OCZ Technology Forum

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Early SSD adopters really got screwed by the manufacturers. Anything older than the Intel X25-M 'G1' or OCZ Vertex is just rubbish to put it politely. The best "tweak" for these people would be to buy a current generation SSD and then stop reading these stupid SSD tweak guides.

If there were an easy tweak to make some product faster, don't you think the manufacturer would have enabled it already?

TRC said,
If there were an easy tweak to make some product faster, don't you think the manufacturer would have enabled it already?

no...thats how they get you to buy "FASTER" products..but restricting others.

SSD's are great, too bad they are expensive. I myself have one of 64 gigs housing my windows 7 installation. I have some of those options enabled, but Seven indeed enabled automatically.

Athlonite said,
early ssd's had a suk life span of 100k/hrs

Still not to bad... that's ~11 years. I don't know anybody who keeps a harddrive for 11 years!

It's worth noting that Windows 7 auto detects an SSD and disables the required services.

Also, most SSD's have a life of over 1.2 million hours, which is 137 years.

BelkScilk said,
Mükemmel Bişey Şu SSD'ler Almak Lazım :)

Google translates:
"Current SSDs Al Necessary to perfect anything"
I still have no idea what you said :P.
How about speaking English in English forums and Turkish in Turkish forums? That leads to more efficient communication.

Gave it a try! A few settings needed changing, it seemed. No problems as of yet, but no noticeable improvement - guess a few of those settings are more focused on SSD life rather than speeding it up more.