What To Do After Installing New SSD?

Hello everyone,

I recently installed a new SSD in my laptop and I’m seeking advice on ensuring it’s correctly installed and configured. I’ve initialized and partitioned the drive, but unsure of what additional steps are necessary.

Could anyone please provide guidance on optimizing the performance of my SSD and keeping it clean?

Thank you!

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Hello @Banning,

You can perform the following activities on your device.

  1. Enable TRIM: Activate TRIM in Disk Management to help the SSD manage free space efficiently.
  2. Update Firmware: Keep the SSD’s firmware up-to-date by downloading the latest version from the manufacturer’s site.
  3. Limit Defragmentation: Use defragmentation sparingly to arrange files contiguously, improving performance but avoiding wear.
  4. Run Disk Cleaner: Use a disk cleaner to remove unnecessary files, freeing up space and boosting performance.
  5. Maintain Free Space: Keep at least 10% of the SSD free for optimal operation.

These tips should help maintain your SSD’s speed and longevity.