Tag Archives: SSD Optimization

Check and repair your SSD or HDD using PowerShell

Want to use PowerShell to scan or repair your drive(s)?  Use the commands below to check your drives. Need to run a quick check?  Type the following using PowerShell as the Administrator. Repair-Volume -DriveLetter C -SpotFix If you need to … Continue reading

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Is your SSD dying?

With the controversy over SSDs life, here’s a program that tells whether or not your SSD is slowing down. Below is SSD Read Speed Tester 2.04 which examines files by age and determines the average speed to access these files. … Continue reading

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SSD Tweaking Update Windows 8.1

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 … Continue reading

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Over-Provisioning and SSDs

Over-provisioning is the allocating of a specific amount of free space on your SSD.  Over-provisioning improves SSD endurance and performance.   Many SSDs are packaged with software that helps the end user install the drive and to plan for OP. … Continue reading

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Optimize your SSD Drive

Have you recently purchased and cloned your old HDD with a new SSD? Make sure your SATA controller is set to AHCI mode. Set AHCI mode in the BIOS if this is not enabled and make changes to the registry … Continue reading

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