I really am loving life with my Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250 GB SSD drive.
Boot times are rocket-fast and the laptop seems to run much cooler. I still have a 2nd mechanical 500 GB hard-drive in the laptop’s second drive bay but having the system on the SSD makes performance so much more exciting.
So now that I am the owner of a SSD, I’ve been paying closer attention to news and posts regarding SSD care; feeding and watering.
- Modern SSDs can last a lifetime - Betanews
- The real and complete story - Does Windows defragment your SSD? - Scott Hanselman
- HTG Explains: Should You Use an SSD Optimization Utility? - HowToGeek
- Samsung SSD Downloads - Samsung SSD
That last link is to the only SSD utility software (Samsung Magician Software) I am using for tweaking and control of the SSD drive. All other maintenance functions are being left to the Windows OS software. While I don’t doubt that -- like CPU overclocking -- additional SSD tweaking “might” eke out some additional service-life and performance gains, I think it would be negligible. So I’m going for stability and OEM performance adjustment over data-hot-rodding.
Thoughts and recommendations?