Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Windows SSD Solid-State Drive Maximum Life Optimization Summary

Summarized actions to optimally use SSD storage drive with Windows 7 and Windows 10 for the longest possible life of the SSD.

  • Disable automatic page file management and manually allocate a fixed-sized page file whose size is double the amount of RAM on the computer
  • Disable the "Windows Search" search indexer service
  • Disable the "SysMain" service (this was called the "Superfetch" service in earlier versions of Windows before Microsoft changed the name to "SysMain")
  • Delete the search index file C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\Windows.edb
  • Turn off hibernation: from a privileged command prompt, execute the command "powercfg.exe /h off"
  • Make sure the TRIM function of SSD ATA interface is enabled. From a privileged command prompt, enter the command "fsutil behavior query DisableDeleteNotify". If the result is not 0,  force the behavior to 0 using "fsutil behavior set DisableDeleteNotify 0".

That's it. Your SSD will last longer now.

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