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Andy Dixon
07-16-2010, 01:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://lifehacker.com/5586733/how-to-take-full-advantage-of-your-solid+state-drive?skyline=true&s=i' target='_blank'>http://lifehacker.com/5586733/how-t...kyline=true&s=i</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Solid-state drives (SSDs) have grown popular in recent years for the impressive speed increases your system gains using them. To get the most from your SSD, however, you can (and should) do a few things differently. Upgrading your regular old hard drive to a solid-state drive is one of the best upgrades you can make to your computer nowadays, as our hard drives tend to be among the biggest bottlenecks in performance. SSD read times are insanely fast, meaning using one will make your boot times and application launches super short. One of the most publicized downsides of SSDs is that they have limited number of writes before they wear out-however, with most newer SSDs, this isn't actually a problem."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/wpt/auto/1279216307.usr11334.jpg" style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #d2d2bb 1px solid; BORDER-LEFT: #d2d2bb 1px solid; BORDER-TOP: #d2d2bb 1px solid; BORDER-RIGHT: #d2d2bb 1px solid" /></p><p>As SSD's have a&nbsp;shorter life span than mechanical disks, especially&nbsp;running under Windows&nbsp;XP, Lifehacker have posted a short guide on how you can&nbsp;look after it and get the most out of it.&nbsp; The tips are generally all about reducing excessive read and writes to the disk that can wear it out quicker.&nbsp; If you have an SSD,&nbsp;then take a look and see if there are any tips you can use, if you aren't already.&nbsp;</p>