If you have install an SSD to Windows 8 or 8.1, and you aren’t sure if the OS is optimized for an SSD. Here’s the fastest way to make sure it is optimized.
- Open a CMD prompt as an Administrator
- Run winsat formal
- Defrag will remain on, that’s right, on. After ‘seeing’ the SSD, this tool (defrag) will become optimize and will trim your SSD.
Of course AHCI should be on, over provisioning accounted for and the proper chipset drivers loaded.