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How to optimize solid-state drives (SSDs) on Windows 8 [Guide]
Posted By Derrik On September 3, 2013 @ 7:48 AM In Windows | 5 Comments
Are you using Windows 8 on a solid-state drive, but don’t quite understand how to optimize it? This guide will help! In no time at all, you’ll know exactly how to optimize your SSD, so that it will return to peak performance.
If your SSD is being used by another program, or is formatted to a file system other than NTFS, FAT, or FAT32, it cannot be optimized. In the former, you need to make sure your SSD is not being used.
Note you cannot optimize networked SSDs.
If your drive doesn’t appear in the Optimize Drives window I will talk about in this article, it might be because it has an error. Repair the drive by using chkdsk, then return to Optimize Drives to try again.
Because SSDs are new, not everyone understands how to maintain them. Hopefully this guide has helped in that regard. With this new knowledge, you’ve learned exactly how to get peak performance out of your drives!
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