5 Top Tips to Make Best Use of Solid State Drive (SSD)

Solid State Drive (SSD) has been preferred by more and more computer users due to its much faster speed. Now, this article will share 5 tips which can help users to gain maximum benefit from SSD.

When it comes to storing data, all kinds of data storage devices can occur to your minds, such as the traditional hard disk drive (HDD), solid state drive (SSD), USB flash drive and hybrid hard drive (HHD), etc. In recent years, SSD has earned a lot of kudos as it can offer users fast speed and greatly improved performance. But, if you set up and utilize a SSD incorrectly, not only will you fail to benefit from SSD storage, but also the SSD may be prone to fail, thereby leading to data corruption like PST corruption. Therefore, in the followings, we’ll expose you 5 effective tips that allow you to make best use of SSD. Now read on to get them in detail.

5 Top Tips to Make Best Use of Solid State Drive (SSD)

1. Larger SSD is Faster

For the mechanical hard disk drive, the speed is always restricted in the rotation speed of the platter which is storing data. Therefore, the traditional hard drive is complained a lot by users from the perspective of R/W speed. However, unlike it, for SSD, the larger the capacity of an SSD is, the faster the SSD can work. Hence, if affordable, you can choose a larger SSD when purchasing.

2. Use SSD on Systems Supporting TRIM

In modern operating systems, there is a TRIM feature, which is used to speed up writing to a using drive. For SSD, enabled TRIM function can command the drive to clean data from the sectors which are no longer needed. That is to say, when a file is deleted, it will be cleaned up at once. Thereby, with TRIM, SSD will be able to work much faster. So you’re better off using SSD on the systems that supports TRIM.

3. Never Defrag SSD

Perhaps you have known that defragging is able to improve the performance of a HDD. Nevertheless, the same doesn’t hold for SSD. SSD is using a totally different way to read/ write data. SSD has a finite lifespan with a limited write/read cycles. Once the limited cycles run out, SSD will fail lastly. Defragmentation cannot make effects in improving performance of SSD. Also, it will waste the read/write cycles, accelerating the degradation of SSD.

4. Disable Indexing Service

Most of computers come endowed with enabled indexing service. If you intend to use a SSD on such a computer, you had better disable this service in advance. This service is responsible for tracking all files to enhance system search functions. It will repeat and increase the writing operations. Keeping it activated will facilitate the degradation of a SSD.

5. Always Keep SSD with Free Space

Last but not least, in using a SSD, you shouldn’t run out of its storage. Otherwise, you will discover that SSD will function much more slowly than before. Without enough free space, SSD will experience repetitive writing, thereby damaging the blocks in use. In a nutshell, you have to always keep SSD with some free space.

Author Introduction:

Shirley Zhang is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including sql corruption and outlook repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com

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