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Old November 17, 2010, 12:43 PM
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Hey guys, I have a 80Gig SSD holding windows 7. And I am noticing it is starting to slow down, abit I still have over 30 gigs left on it. I know you are suppose to take care of it somehow, but I don't know how.

Something to do with trim or something right?
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Old November 17, 2010, 12:54 PM
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Make sure TRIM is activated, use this program that is able to restore the performance of SSD by putting it back to the empty state (I forgot how they explained on the review)
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Trim will prevent the SSD to degrade over time. But when you say slow down, have you checked that it's not the windows itself that is actually slowing down? There is also actually few software that can be used to take care of it but since Idon't use a SSD, I don't have the name in mind. some one probablyalready ninja'ed me with these info.
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Have you run any sort of benchmarks to see if it is actually slowing down? With TRIM and ITGC SSDs really shouldn't be slowing down at all.
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ok, but are there any programs to help with it? wont the SSD degrade over time withought taking care of it.
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Old November 17, 2010, 02:05 PM
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Can you tell us specifically which SSD It is (Didn't see it in your system Specs) so that way we may help with the best way to maintain it.

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Windows 7 - Ultimate SSD Speed Tweaks
I find these work great but not all are needed now.
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Old November 17, 2010, 03:54 PM
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no no thats ok. The Intel 80 Gig x25-m I believe.
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Old November 17, 2010, 10:20 PM
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As long as there is TRIM, or ITGC, it will clean up the drive for you, and keep it in the best state possible. I've heard even just letting it idle for a few hours will improve the speed if it is degraded.
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If you have the Intel 80GB X-25M you should install the Intel SSD Tool Box http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...&DwnldID=18455

You can also install Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 too benchmark your drive and get an idea if it is performing the way it should be. CrystalDiskMark - Software - Crystal Dew World
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