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December 30, 2015  2:51 PM

Yes, Virginia: A Clean Install Still Makes a Difference!

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Clean install, SSD, Windows 10

Over the past couple of days, I've reinstalled Windows 10 on my colleague Kim's Lenovo T530 laptop. I also installed a Samsung EVO 840 mSATA SSD as the unit's new boot drive. The prior occupant of that role was a three-year-old HGST 500 GB HDD (probably still a Hitachi hard disk at the time it was...

January 2, 2015  10:06 AM

Yes, Virginia: Windows *DOES* Defrag SSDs (Sometimes)

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Disk defragmentation, SSD

Two persistent myths that attach to SSDs running under "modern" Windows OSes (version 7 and higher) are as follows: (a) defragging such disks is a bad idea (b) Windows doesn't defrag such disks by default, provided that it recognizes them properly. Visiting the Windows 8 Forums this morning...

November 10, 2014  9:46 AM

Can SSD Utilities Make a Difference?

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
SSD, Windows 8.1, Windows Performance Management

Having just rebuilt my production desktop one week ago, I'm still in the process of tweaking and tuning that system to bring it up to max performance. Over the weekend, I installed Samsung Magician 4.4, the latest version of the SSD utility for the 500GB EVO 840 drive installed as the boot/system...

May 24, 2014  12:34 PM

SSD Breakthrough Speeds Writes, Saves Energy

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

When I saw the headline at this morning, my first thought was "marketing/advertising spam!" But when I dug a bit more deeply into " 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


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