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Optimize & Boost Solid State Drives For Longer Life

Solid State Drives have been in the market for the past few years and have gained popularity with the passage of time. Their working mechanism is different than the normal drives as these drives don’t have any moving parts. While a traditional drive has drive motors to spin up the magnetic platters and the drive heads, solid state drives uses solid-state memory. This is why these drives  ensure less power usage, faster data access and higher reliability.

Many people are using solid state drives and that’s why they are conscious about the life of such drives. You can make such drives live longer by making some tweaks as suggested by the experts. One of the important tweaks is to disable the Disk Defragmenter and Superfetch feature.

Click Start, type services.msc and hit Enter, the Services dialogue box will be displayed. Now right click Disk Defragmenter and choose the Properties option.

Services Disk Defragementer

Change the Startup type to Disabled, and also make sure to Stop the Service if it is running.

Disk Defragmenter

Click OK to complete the configuration, you can do the same to disable Superfetch as well. Note that if you have 3-4GB of RAM then you don’t need to disable superfetch. You can also try disabling search indexing if you don’t use this feature much. Enjoy!

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