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My SSD is coming in soon. What should I know?

#1iPWNtheNoobsPosted 11/16/2013 8:32:23 PM
Best way to move things on it? What should I do when I get it? Anything to do to make sure it lasts as long as possible?
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#2_Zero1_Posted 11/16/2013 8:33:07 PM
Clean install of OS. If you try to move it, it will become a mess
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#3steveboblarryPosted 11/16/2013 8:33:47 PM
NEVER DEFRAG YOUR SSD
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#4iPWNtheNoobs(Topic Creator)Posted 11/16/2013 8:38:13 PM(edited)
steveboblarry posted...
NEVER DEFRAG YOUR SSD


Will computer ever try do defrag it without my permission?

Also, I only have a 520W Power Supply. Should I worry? EDIT: Realized it uses 1W. I won't worry then.

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#5AebleskiverPosted 11/16/2013 8:42:34 PM(edited)
It will automatically defrag if you have scheduled defrag on. Just take a few seconds and check it.

Coping an image of your windows isn't difficult but it might take a lot of time depending on your current window's drive status. A clean install will bring the best results if you don't mind reinstalling windows.
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#6iPWNtheNoobs(Topic Creator)Posted 11/16/2013 8:43:26 PM
Aebleskiver posted...
It will automatically defrag if you have scheduled defrag on. Just take a few seconds and check it.

Coping an image of your windows isn't difficult but it might take a lot of time depending on your current window's drive status. A clean install will bring the best results if you don't mind reinstalling windows.


Okay will probably just do a clean install.
Apparently Windows 8 will know it is an SSD and not defrag it.
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#7How1ePosted 11/16/2013 8:44:19 PM
If you have Windows 7, it should automatically disable defrag and enable TRIM. There are many things you can do to tweak the SSD although I'd say some tweaks may cause more harm than good based on how you use your computer. Here's a rough guide:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1133897/windows-7-ssd-tweaking-guide
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#8iPWNtheNoobs(Topic Creator)Posted 11/16/2013 8:48:57 PM
I have windows 8. How similar will this stuff be?
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#9How1ePosted 11/16/2013 8:55:54 PM
It will be extremely similar. The good news the major tweaks you need to make will be done by the OS. I wouldn't alter those other things unless you know what they are and how they affect the everyday usage of your system.
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#10AebleskiverPosted 11/16/2013 8:56:56 PM
I would say the important ones are to make sure deftag is off for your ssd (but on for your normal drives) and that Trim is on. The rest is a performance versus increasing life span choice. For example, I would recommend keeping system restore on for things like driver problems. But turning off indexing is a good idea since browsing files on a ssd is fast enough anyways.
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