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SSD optimization?
04-13-2012, 11:07 PM,
#1
SSD optimization?
Hi everybody -

My system doesn't seem to be running as quickly as it used to... I'm using a
A-DATA S599 AS599S-64GM-C 2.5" 64GB SSD for Windows 7 Ultimate and Lightroom. Indexing is off. I have 4gb of free space remaining.

My windows perfomance score is 5.9 for the Hard disk, while my other scores are all at least 7.6... This score used to be much higher... what's going on? How do I optimize this drive???
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04-13-2012, 11:28 PM,
#2
RE: SSD optimization?
Well I know you normally want about 10% of free space for optimal performance so that would be my first guess.

Here's a thread I started a while ago on tweaks you can do to get more space out of your drive. It's the link to tom's hardware.

http://forums.hardware-revolution.com/sh...hlight=SSD
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04-14-2012, 08:23 PM,
#3
SSD optimization?
I agree with the free space problem.
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04-14-2012, 09:13 PM,
#4
RE: SSD optimization?
I was actually just reading up on this today because its a mistake that I just made.

If when you first installed your OS you set your SSD to IDE mode in the Bios, apparently the TRIM function either doesn't work or works not as well. Which means that once your SSD fills once, it takes much longer to write to it. I am going to go ahead and change mine to AHCI tonight (apparently there is a registry hack to do it without re installing the OS).

Can anyone else smarter than I confirm this or explain to me why im an idiot?
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04-14-2012, 10:22 PM,
#5
Re: SSD optimization?
Yes, AHCI is necessary to keep your SSD performing as well as possible.

As others mentioned, keeping at least 10% free space would help too.

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04-15-2012, 07:45 PM,
#6
RE: SSD optimization?
(04-14-2012, 10:22 PM)MathieuB Wrote: Yes, AHCI is necessary to keep your SSD performing as well as possible.

As others mentioned, keeping at least 10% free space would help too.

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Yes enabling TRIM or ACHI is key to maintaining the longevity of the SSD. Its all about garbage collections which is one of the not-quite-perfected aspects of SSD technology. ACHI enables dynamic garbage collection like TRIM that can clear your SSD so it doesnt slow down once it fills up (faster to write data to an empty slot than erasing and rewiritng to a slot) Truthfully there are even programs that I've heard allow you enable it without reinstalling the OS, but I've very rarely heard of a way, either through reg hacks or 3rd party software, that manages to optimize it successfully without dll errors or BSOD or other issues.
If the reg hack works let us know. Truthfully I'd reinstall the OS if it was me just to be safe which isnt too bad if you have another HDD somewhere to put all your data. The last thing you want is the SSD failing a day or week or month down the road because of some hack corrupting the hardware
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04-15-2012, 11:30 PM,
#7
RE: SSD optimization?
The reg hack works, had no issues with it.
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04-16-2012, 03:29 PM,
#8
RE: SSD optimization?
what others said about achi and trim, you can double check if trim is enabled from the cmd prompt. also, ive dealt a lot with crucial and up until a recent firmware update you had to have something like 15-20 percent free space. so you might check to see if there were any updates for your drive as well. good luck.
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04-16-2012, 05:09 PM,
#9
RE: SSD optimization?
Thanks, I may just clean it, convert to ACHI, and reinstall... it may be time to upgrade, anyway... Mathieu's SSD article was timely Smile
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