Solid State Drives are becoming more affordable each year that passes. More and more people are using SSD’s now and it is a wise idea to optimize your SSD for better performance. You may wonder how long it will be before HDD’s are obsolete (and I bet it will be 10 years), but HDD’s will always be used by places like data centers, even after PC manufacturers start shipping SSD only computers. One of the down side of HDD’s is that they use more power than SSD’s. One benefit of SSD’s is that they don’t have spinning parts so if your laptop falls, you got a greater chance that your system will be fine. SSDs can still fail due to two mechanisms. Random failures and wear out. The wear out failure mechanism is what is described above. In which the transistors in each memory cell start to fail overtime as the stress to the transistor causes it to leak their retaining charge. SSD manufacturers try to prolong this event by spreading out the writes across multiple cells. Do note that MLC NAND flash chips will wear out faster than SLC NAND Flash Chips. Here are a few tools that allow you to optimize your SSD.
Tweak-SSD is a specialized product beside our famous ‘Tweak’ product line, which started with Tweak-XP back in 2001. It was designed for SSD ‘drives’ (Solid State Drives) and to optimize Windows 7 and Windows 8.x for the use of SSD ‘drives’. http://www.totalidea.com/products/tweak-ssd/index.php Compared to competitive products, Tweak-SSD does not require any user knowledge when it comes to activating SSD related system tweaks. The included wizard guides the user from one tweak to the other and suggests the best setting by intuitive red-green switch buttons, and an additional system status gauge visualizing the system’s optimization status. Several aspects of a Windows 7 or a Windows 8.x system can be optimized for a better performance of SSD ‘drives’. Tweak-SSD does not require the user to know anything about the hiiden operating system secrets related to a better SSD performance. Its’ intuitive wizard like user interface with red-green switch buttons that indicate the best setting for your system, makes it easy to use even for the regular Window user. Let Tweak-SSD suggest all thebest settings, enable them with a few single mouse clicks, restart your system and your system is ready to go.
SSD Life is a simple and lightweight tool that shows users how much data was written and read during the drives lifetime. Users can also see how full the drive is and with all the info it gathers, it provides users a summary of how good the drive is and how much longer it will last with the great operating conditions. http://ssd-life.com/eng/screenshots.html#